Renaissance Centre to host Special Needs Holiday Movie Matinee this Sunday

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 2:05pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host a Special Needs Holiday Movie Matinee this Sunday, Dec. 16, from 3-6 p.m. The featured film will be “Arthur Christmas.”

Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and the Autism Society of NC, this free event will offer exceptional children and their families the opportunity to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment. To help ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, the viewing area will include extra lighting, and the movie’s volume will be slightly lower.

In addition to the holiday movie, the occasion will include hot chocolate, arts and crafts, sensory activities, free play and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus.

The afternoon schedule is provided below:

  • 3-3:15 pm - Crafts & free play

  • 3:15-5 pm - Movie “Arthur Christmas”

  • 5-6 pm - Visit with Santa, crafts & free play

Please note: Free play will include a reindeer food sensory table, gumdrop building table, magnatiles table, and other sensory items.

There is no cost to participate, but a parent or caretaker must accompany each child.

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite snack.

For more information about Sunday’s Special Needs Holiday Movie Matinee, contact Specialized Programs Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or kschurtz@wakeforestnc.gov.