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Cobb Theatres Wesley Chapel Offers Sensory Friendly Films for Kids

Cobb Theatres Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel, Florida has a new feature. They call it Sensory Friendly Films and it’s geared to families and especially youngsters who can enjoy a film by just being themselves.

At the theater the auditoriums presenting the film are environmentally acceptable to youngsters and their parents. Here kids can be kids in a safe and accepting place made more comfortable with brighter lights and with the sound levels adjusted lower for their listening pleasure. The audience is encouraged to be “themselves” and can interact with the movie while having fun without the worry of disturbing others. Guests can even sing and dance during the movies if they so desire.

All Shows start at 10:00 a.m. on selected days.
The features selected for this new innovation are:

KUNG FOO PANDAFebruary 6 at 10:00 a.m. “Kung Fu Panda 3” (Animation) PG
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. 20th Century Fox

zootopiaMarch 5 at 10:00 a.m. Disney’s “Zootopia” (Animation) PG
In the animal city of Zootopia, which is populated by mammals, birds, fish, Invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, Primates, Marine Mammals, dinosaurs, Arthropods, Insects, Mollusks, annelids, Echinoderms and Arachnids a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends. Walt Disney Animation Studios

Ratchet and ClankApril 30 at 10:00 a.m. “Rachet & Clank” (Animation) PG
Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity. Focus Features

Angry BirdsMay 21 at 10:00 a.m. “The Angry Birds Movie” (Animation) PG (Expected)
In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Sony Pictures Entertainment

FINDING DORYJune 18 at 10:00 a.m. Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” (Animation) G (Expected)
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. From the creators of Finding Nemo
For additional information please call (813) 948-5444

Cobb Grove 16 Theaters is located at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, Florida

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