Sensory Friendly Screening of The Lion King
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
The Movies at Midway is proud to offer a Sensory Friendly screening of Disney’s The Lion King. The screening will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 AM with doors opening one hour prior.
The Sensory Friendly screening is intended for families and friends of children with autism and other special needs. The lights will be turned up while the sound is turned down. Guests are welcome to get up, move around, and talk during the movie, as well as clap, dance and sing – whatever they need to do to feel comfortable and enjoy the movie-going experience. Capacity will be limited and those with dietary restrictions may bring their own snacks.
The Movies at Midway loves to give back to our community and will donate 10% of concession sales from this screening to the Sussex Consortium for use in their new school building.
Tickets to the Sensory Friendly screening are $9.00 and may be purchased in advance at the box office.
*Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.