Marcus Theatres, a division of Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation has teamed up with The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin to help special needs children and their families.
Marcus Theatres, a division of Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation has teamed up with Variety- The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin to help special needs children and their families. The company has launched its “Reel Movies for Real Needs,” film series which will provide designated time slots for movie showings for families of special- needs children with autism and other challenges.
“Variety of Wisconsin provides life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities,” said Bruce Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. “Together, Marcus Theatres and Variety will be providing these children with a life-long memory and a staple of childhood – the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen.”
The movie series will show the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at select Marcus Theatres’ locations. Upcoming movies include Toy Story 3 on June 26, Ramona and Beezus on July 24, Nanny McPhee Returns on Aug. 21, and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole on Sept. 25.
“Variety is pleased to join the Marcus Theatres team in providing a real movie experience in a comfortable environment to children with special needs,” said Gerise LaSpisa, executive director of Variety- the Children’s charity of Wisconsin. “Both our organizations are committed to providing fun entertainment to children who may not always get the chance to enjoy a regular show.”
The “Reel Movies for Real Needs” program creates a welcoming and comfortable environment for special needs children by offering family films with a lower sound volume and brighter lighting for families who may not feel comfortable attending regularly scheduled shows.
The series will take place at the South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek as well as the Sheboygan Cinema in Sheboygan. Two other theaters in Wisconsin are participating as well as multiple other locations throughout the Midwest.