Alamo Drafthouse introduces ‘Alamo For All’ sensory-friendly screenings

(Straight up editorializing: This is a terrific idea.)

The Alamo tradition of “Baby Day” — screenings on weekdays for parents with infants — is now becoming “Alamo for All.”

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is part of the Lamar Union development on south Lamar Blvd. Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The new “Alamo for All” are sensory friendly screenings open to all ages, including infants and adults and children with sensory or cognitive issues such as autism. Like its “Baby Day” predecessor, at these specially designated screenings the house lights are left a little brighter and the sound is turned down a little lower, plus:

• The feature film will run without preshow and without trailers.
• Moving around the theater and noise will be allowed.
• Latecomers will be permitted.

The use of cell phones or other nonessential devices, however, will still be discouraged.alamo_for_all_logo_800_420_81_s

“Alamo for All” screenings will be found not just on weekdays, but on weekend mornings as well. Check out for up-to-the-minute list of screenings as well as full details on sensory friendly policies. The page will also link to upcoming Open Caption screenings for the hearing impaired.

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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