The AFM Program Is Expanding!!!!

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Great news for our Autism Friendly Movies program. Based on the success of the program at Emagine Novi, Emagine has expanded the program to their Emagine Rochester Hills and Emagine Woodhaven locations!!

Emagine has been a great partner in this program and from our initial conversation this has always been our goal. When we launched the pilot program at the Novi location our goal was to provide a great experience for those coming to the movies while demonstrating to Emagine the demand that was out there for this type of program. With your help we were able to show that just because a child has special needs that make going to the movies difficult, it doesn’t mean that they don’t want that opportunity!

Thank you to all of you that have attended, spread the word and supported this program. If you have any friends in these new areas please help us get the word out so we can spread the success we’ve seen in Novi to these two new locations.

We will be announcing the specific dates and movies for these two new locations soon!

Don’t forget our next Autism Friendly Movie is Zootopia – March 5th at Emagine Novi




Autism Friendly Movie – Zootopia – March 5th @ 10:30am


March 5th; 10:30am


Saturday, March 5th – Zootopia


Emagine Novi

44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377

(Emagine Novi is located in the Fountain Walk complex at Novi Road and I-96.)

Download a flyer for this event that you can post and share –  AFM – Zootopia!

Autism Friendly Movies Schedule

Really excited to roll out the schedule for our upcoming Autism Friendly Movies…..


While the schedule is always subject to change, the upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • February 20th – Star Wars : The Force Awakens
  • March 5th – Zootopia
  • March 19th – The Divergent Series: Allegiant
  • UPDATE: March 19th – NEW – Zootopia (Rochester Hills & Woodhaven)

UPDATE: With the expansion of our Autism Friendly Movies program, starting on April 2nd the Novi, Woodhaven & Rochester Hills Theaters will have the following schedule:

  • April 2nd – Batman v Superman
  • April 16th – Jungle Book
  • May 7th  –  Capt America : Civil War
  • May 21st – Angry Birds

P.S. – I’ve had a number of people asking if these movies will move beyond the Emagine Novi location any time soon. This project was initially a pilot project to see if there was the demand. Based on the fantastic support and demand we’ve seen, we are in talks with Emagine to add additional theaters ….. stay tuned for updates! 😀   The program has now been expanded to the Woodhaven and Rochester Hills Emagine locations! Thank you for your help and please come join us for our first movie at these new locations on March 19th! 

Autism Friendly Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yogi Berra (Yankee Hall Of Fame Catcher …. not the bear that steals picnic baskets) once famously said:

“It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again!”

After having “The Nut Job 2” dropped from the calendar we were left with a hole in our Autism Friendly Movies schedule. We posted a question last week asking folks if they’d be interested in “Zoolander 2” because the pickings for a good quality family movie were pretty slim. Not too surprisingly, a number of parents expressed concerns that Zoolander wouldn’t be the best choice for their child.

We didn’t want to skip a week so we looked at the available options and realized that while we’d already shown “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (and it had been a very popular choice) the first time was over the holiday break and a number of families didn’t have the opportunity to make it. In addition if there’s any movie that’s worth multiple viewings it’s got to be a movie with wookies, lightsabers, droids, Han Solo and the dark side so ….. we’re bringing it back!

This Saturday the 20th we’ll be showing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as our Autism Friendly Movie. The first time we showed this movie we pulled a great crowd and it was really fun for all ages. We hope you come join us (and bring some friends and family with you!)


This Saturday, February 20th – The Force Awakens (again)


Emagine Novi

44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377

(Emagine Novi is located in the Fountain Walk complex at Novi Road and I-96.)

Download a flyer for this event that you can AFM – Star Wars The Force Awakens 2!

Autism Friendly Movie – Zoolander 2?

As some of you know by now The Nut Job 2 had it’s release date moved, which is leaving us without an obvious choice for our next Autism Friendly Movie. We COULD potentially do Zoolander 2 if enough of you would be interested in bringing your child/teen to that movie. It is rated PG-13 and not exactly a “kid” movie but that doesn’t mean that some of the older kids or teens might not like it. Please send me an email to and let me know if you’d like to see Zoolander 2!

Zoolander 2

Norm Of The North & Kung Fu Panda 3

We’ve visited the dinosaurs. We’ve rocked with the Chipmunks. We finally were able to see the return of the force, Han, Chewy, R2 and Leia after 30 years (yeah, I know there were some prequels in between there but they barely count). Next up we get to meet some lemmings and a huge polar bear name Norm. Then get reunited with Po, the Kung Fu loving panda bear!

We’re having a great time at the movies and have gotten nothing but positive reviews so far. So please, join us for our next two Autism Friendly Movies (and bring your family and friends too!).

Our next two upcoming movies in the Autism Friendly Movies series will be Norm of The North and Kung Fu Panda 3.

JANUARY 16th – 10:30am


Norm Of The North – Jan 16th

Bear to be different …….
A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.
For more info check out the Norm site @Norm Of The North


FEBRUARY 6th – 10:30am


Kung Fu Panda 3 – Feb 6th

Po Is Back!!!!!

Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

For more info check out the Po site @Kung Fu Panda 3



The Autism Friendly Movie Program is currently only offered at the Emagine Theater – Novi.