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Sensory Jump Time at Pump It Up — last Wednesday of every month

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program open to all children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Children attending will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friend games within a controlled, safe and supportive atmosphere. The variety of our giant inflatables provide a great environment to work on coordination, balance and motor skills, all while having a great time!

Join us the last Wednesday of every month between 5:00-7:00 pm for Sensory Jump Time. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children.

Cost is $7 per child. Parents and caregivers are free! Space is limited. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. For more information about autism, visit

Sensory Friendly Films – 8/12, 10/12, 11/12, 12/12

Friday, August 10th, 2012

AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Did you go to one of our previous Sensory Friendly Flims? Tell us what you thought!

Tickets are $4-6 depending on location and can be purchased on the day of the event.

Upcoming Shows

August 11 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

October 13 – Frankenweenie

November 10 – Wreck-It Ralph

December 8 – Rise of the Guardians

*Please note all dates and films are subject to change

Theaters are:

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, Ariz. 85204

AMC Arizona Center 24
565 North 3rd St. Phoenix, Ariz. 85004

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033 W. Agua Fria Fwy., Phoenix, Ariz. 85027

Foothills 15
7401 La Cholla Blvd. Ste. 144, Tucson, Ariz. 85741