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September 26, 2018

ARC of Oswego County & Oswego Cinema Host Movie Day Dec. 18 for Children With Special Needs


Submitted by ARC of Oswego County

Special movie screenings, hosted by ARC of Oswego County and Oswego Cinema, provide safe and fun family outings for children with disabilities and their families.  Shown here, children at a previous Movie Day show off prizes they won at the event.

Special movie screenings, hosted by ARC of Oswego County and Oswego Cinema, provide safe and fun family outings for children with disabilities and their families. Shown here, children at a previous Movie Day show off prizes they won at the event.

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Cinema, in partnership with ARC of Oswego County, will offer a special screening of the new movie “Yogi Bear” for children with special needs and their families. The new movie, featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake as the classic bear pair, tells the story of how Yogi and Boo-Boo team up with Ranger Smith to expose a corrupt mayor after he turns Jellystone Park into a logging facility. “Yogi Bear” opens in theaters on December 17 in both 3D and 2D versions – the ARC showing will be 2D only (no special glasses needed). Tickets are $5.75 per person, with the first 100 people in line on the day of the show receiving a $2.00 coupon off the price of admission. To make a reservation, interested families should call Becky Robinson at 598-3108 x249 by December 13, 2010.

Often, parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities hesitate to take their children to a movie – whether because a dark room is frightening to them, or they are prone to vocal outbursts, or any one of a dozen issues. With the special ARC of Oswego County movie showings, families can bring children and know that there will be a supportive environment for them and their siblings. The concession stand will be open to purchase snacks, or children with special dietary needs can bring their own.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to individuals with disabilities since 1955. Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, Medicaid Service Coordination, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.

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