ARC Of Oswego County & Oswego Cinema Offer Special Movie Event For Children With Disabilities

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Oswego Cinema, in partnership with ARC of Oswego County, will offer a special screening of “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” for children with special needs and their families.  To make a reservation, interested families should call Becky Robinson at 598-3108 x249 by November 3.

Often, families hesitate to bring their children with disabilities to a movie theatre because of accessibility issues, or fearing that a child’s vocal outburst may disrupt the experience for other moviegoers.  With the special screening, however, parents and siblings can enjoy a movie in the theatre with their child with special needs without worry.  The concession stand will be open to purchase snacks, or children with special dietary needs can bring their own snacks.  The first 100 people in line on the day of the show will receive $1 off the price of admission ($5.50 per ticket).

“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” which opens in theatres nationwide on November 7, is the Paramount/Dreamworks sequel about a group of zoo-raised animals who experience the outside world.  Favorite characters Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins find themselves in the vast plains of Africa, where they encounter species of their own kind for the very first time.  While discovering their roots, they quickly find the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955.  Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, 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.