There is a wonderful and very unique theater in my neighborhood.
It has delighted me since it opened about three years ago and I could not wait until I had an opportunity to bring my elder son who has severe autism to a movie I thought he would enjoy.
The Prospector Theater had a sensory screening of “Beauty and the Beast” the other day.
We went and we loved it!
You see, it is a place where all workers are called Prospects and they all fall in the society’s named category of people with disabilities.
It’s a place that is beautiful with a sparkle.
Its welcoming atmosphere goes beyond anything one could dream of: a place where everyone is extraordinary and proud to offer entertainment and respite from the world that is not always as accepting of differences as it should be.
My son immediately beamed at “Bonjour!” of course.
He then delighted in each and every musical scene and was elated with the ballroom extravaganza.
Thanks to the sensory setting the soundtrack was not overwhelming and we were never in complete darkness which helped me too!
There are so many beautiful things about the Prospector theater.
There, everyone is unique and working to make you feel happy and it is not in vain: I came out of the two hours movie as elated as when I was a kid, completely rejuvenated by the love story (I know, I am a total sucker for fairy tales) and by having been able to enjoy the sheer pleasure my very special son obviously experienced.
If you would like to support the mission of this very unique place, you can see their website.
Read more about the Prospector Theater: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/nyregion/in-ridgefield-a-movie-theater-with-a-lofty-mission.html