Free Sensory-Friendly Screening Of 'Finding Dory' At Bushnell

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave. in Hartford, will host a free screening of a beloved family movie in a sensory-friendly event for people on the autism spectrum or who have other sensitivity issues.

“Finding Dory” is the sequel to “Finding Nemo” and it plays March 11 at 2 p.m. It tells the story of the blue fish (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) who goes on a quest to find her parents.

Sensory-friendly performances feature lower sound levels, especially for startling sounds; lights on at low levels during the film; relaxed rules regarding moving around and talking during the movie, with extra space given for standing and movement; designated quiet areas in the lobby staffed by autism specialists; limited crowd size; and staff members trained in autism sensitivity. Admission is free but advance registration is required by calling 860-987-5900.

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