Back by popular demand, BY YOUR SIDE is hosting another “Sensory Friendly Movie Screening”, exclusive for our BYS clients! On Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10am, “Minions” will be shown at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema at 1001 W. 75th St. in Woodridge.

What is a sensory friendly movie event?

A unique opportunity for children on the autism spectrum and families to enjoy their favorite films! The theater keeps lights turned slightly up, and the sound turned slightly down. Audience members are welcome to talk, walk and run! This is a great way for children to get to know each other, and for families to meet!

Our very first screening of “Despicable Me” was a huge success with 70 participants and 30 BYS families. The theater staff took food and drink orders from participants, at their seats. So, guests enjoyed the movie without having to get up and miss anything. Also, toys and fidgets were available for our guests.

Please arrive early to get comfortable and order food and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Tickets are $5, and guests are asked to order at least 1 food or drink item. By the way, did you know that the theater was recently featured on the Fox 32 News segment “Jake’s Takes”? Check this out!

If you would like to attend, email by Wednesday, July 29th to secure your space. Please include all guests names, and indicate which guests are children, and which are adults.

We are looking forward to another enjoyable screening, and can’t wait to see you there!