Family-Friendly Movie Theaters and Showings in Philadelphia

When was the last time you went to see a movie? I don’t mean on Netflix. I mean an actual movie theater experience? If you are a new mom, or the parent of a child who has sensitivities to light and sound, it’s probably been a while. And while indoor activities are all fun and good, sometimes you need to get out and see a movie with friends, your spouse or just you and the kid(s). Wait, see a movie with the kids? As crazy as it sounds, with a few local resources, you can get out with the little one in tow and enjoy a movie. No need to worry about how loud your child is, these movie venues are ready and excited to have you and your brood join them!

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Mom and Baby Movie Night (or Day)!

On Wednesdays, the BMFI makes it possible for you to catch up on the movies all your friends are talking about with their Going Gaga screenings. Don’t be shy about toting your tot, these movies are geared for parents who want to bring their baby along to catch a show. Lights are dimmed but never off, making it easy to get in and out if you need to make an emergency wardrobe change, and the noise level is kept intentionally lower so babies don’t get overwhelmed by your typical movie theater experience.
Every Wednesday night, the Roxy offers up a Babies on Board screening. New parents and caretakers can catch the latest releases with baby in tow. The volume is lowered and screen times take place during matinees, so you even get matinee pricing! The Roxy also offers family matinees, with classic movies you loved that your little can now experience in the theater! 
On Mondays at 6:30, the Colonial Theater hosts Baby Nights. Check the calendar for updated listings, but expect to catch a rare, recent release and have no fear that your little one may squeal with delight!
Sensory-Friendly Movie Experiences
AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to bring movie showings that cater to those who have sensory sensitivities. The lights are up, the sound is down, and guests are welcome to walk, dance, talk or do whatever comes natural during the movie experience! Family-friendly showings take place Saturdays at 10am and Tuesdays at 7pm. Check out their latest listings.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

PFS Roxy Theater
2023 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Colonial Theater
227 Bridge St,
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AMC Philadelphia
1149 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154

AMC Neshaminy 24
660 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020

AMC Marple
400 South State Road
Springfield, PA 19064

AMC Cherry Hill
2121 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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