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Exclusive NYC ‘Autism Friendly’ Screening of Disney Pixar’s summer blockbuster, Cars 2!

June 3, 2011 10 comments

John Ratzenberger, a long-time friend of Autism Speaks, who famously played Cliff Clavin on the NBC hit sitcom Cheers, is supporting the autism community in a big way! John has been featured in all 12 Pixar movies and lends his voice to the character of Mack in Disney•Pixar’s upcoming summer feature, CARS 2.

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Hi everyone – John Ratzenberger here. My friends Bob & Suzanne Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, asked me to do a quick blog post to let everyone know about a special event I’m hosting with them for the autism community in a couple of weeks time.

I’m excited to announce that we’re going to host an Autism Speaks screening of Pixar’s highly anticipated summer blockbuster, “Cars 2″ in 3D, here in New York City on June 11. That’s a full two weeks before the movie is out in theaters!

The screening will be ‘autism friendly’; meaning that the sound will be a little lower and the lights will be up a little higher. There’ll also be a ‘quiet room’ for you to go to during the film if needed. Most importantly, the theater will be full of people who understand autism: it’ll be a judgment-free zone. The idea is to bring people together to see the movie in a way that celebrates individuals with autism and their families. It’s an Autism Speaks exclusive event, meaning the general public won’t be allowed in: it’s just us.

Tickets are only $20, but that admits one adult and two children, and also gets you a soda and popcorn! We need to charge this fee to pay for the theater, but we hope you agree that it’s a great deal!

To recap:

What:  Special advance screening of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2″ in 3D!

Where: New York City’s famous Ziegfeld Theater, 141 West 54th Street

(Btwn 6th & 7th Ave)

When: June11, 2011, 8.30 a.m. Doors, 9:30 a.m. Doors Close,

Program and Screening: 9:45 a.m.

How much: $20 for one adult and two children (small popcorn and drink included!)

Note: Due to the advanced nature of the screening, recording devices will not be permitted into the theater. Unfortunately, this includes iPads. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

It promises to be a fantastic morning! Hope to see you there!

John Ratzenberger

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