NIM partners with Fort Benning for special showing of 'Polar Express'

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A special Christmas movie was shown to adults and children who may have sensory issues.

A sensory screening of the Polar Express was held at the National Infantry Museum Saturday afternoon. It was for children and adults with autism, epilepsy or other special needs.

What makes this showing so special is the lights were on inside the theater, the sound is lowered and everyone was free to move around.

"Thankfully we reached out the NIM to see if they could show a Polar Express that is more sensory friendly. It's also not 3-D. All of you Polar Express movies here at the National Infantry Museum are all 3-D. There are a lot of folks with sensory processing needs who could not handle a 3-D setting" said Renee Richardson-Exceptional Family member coordinator at Fort Benning.

This is the only showing for the sensory screening. The National Infantry Museum and Fort Benning plans to partner together in the future.

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