Where "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed! 

2019 Celebration Cinema updated 2





Family Hope Foundation and Celebration Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families.  Enjoy a friendly environment where everyone is welcome.

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With an audience of your peers, families can enjoy a movie on the big screen! Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews, open captions, and a group of guests and staff who understand your family's needs will make this outing enjoyable for everyone!

"Thanks to the Sensory Showtimes, this is the first time our entire family has been able to see a movie.  We are so appreciative of the discounted ticket price too.  We will definately be back to see more movies!"


 Movie Lineup: 

  • June 5:     Cruella
  • June 26:   Peter Rabbit 2       


The Details: 

  • Sensory Showtimes are moving to 11:00am for the summer months.
  • Regular matinee pricing - Friends of Family Hope Foundation, click here to print a barcode for $2 off the ticket price! 
  • All movies in 2D and Open Caption
  • Seating questions can be directed to the box office 


Current Safety Protocols (these continue to evolve): 

  • Customers can be assured of a 6' buffer separating their group from others while seated in the theatre.
  • Masks are required while moving around in the theatre.  You may remove you mask once seated; however, Celebration Cinema encourages keeping your mask on to protect yourself and others.
  • Concessions are open!

Participating Theatres: 

  • Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids 
  • Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
  • Celebration! Cinema Lansing
  • Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant (Currently not able to support Sensory Showtimes)
  • Celebration! Cinema Benton Harbor (Currently not able to support Sensory Showtimes)
  • Cinema Carousel in Muskegon (Currently not able to support Sensory Showtimes)



Family Hope Foundation would like to share some online resources that can be used at home to promote continued learning as well as creative, fun activities for children and families.  

Educational Resources

PBS Learning Media - Educational videos and materials for kids Pre K through High School

Teach Your Monster to Read - Fun games designed to help children learn to read

Greatschools.org - Offering some of their educational worksheets free to print

NASA Library - NASA made their entire library of images and videos free

NASA STEM - Stem ideas for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade

Read-Alouds for Elementary Kids - A list of authors doing online read-alongs

Fun Activities

Critter Barn Special Friends Program - The farm programming extends to children, adults, and the elderly who have disabilities or special needs. Critter Barn has options to serve groups and individuals. Check their website for more information.

Waterford.org - Virtual Field Trips - Take your kids on a fun, virtual trip from the comfort of your own home

Mo Willem Lunch Doodles - YouTube videos featuring best selling author and illustrator Mo Willem

100+ Indoor Activities - Fun, indoor activities including: sensory activities, crafts, cooking, and indoor movement 

Go Noodle - Get kids moving with the fun songs on Go Noodle

Dice Games for Kids - Learning and fun with dice games for kids

Things to Watch

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America - View America and its most treasured landmarks from high above 

Animal Planet - Too Cute - Take a break from the daily stress and enjoy a marathon of cute puppies and kittens 

Georgia Aquarium Webcam - Go under the sea at home

Virtual Tour of National Parks - take a tour of many of our National Parks







 We were absolutely elated to receive your scholarship to help pay for programming for our son, Samuel, who is on the autism spectrum. We have been working with Horizons Developmental Resource Center for a couple of years and have seen wonderful social changes for Samuel. The cost is high, which makes each year of paying for programming a matter of prayer and sacrifice to our family with our spending. It is a relief to have this scholarship to help us pay for Samuel's programming. We are so impressed with the progress Samuel has made with his social skills. Samuel will now communicate his needs and concerns with words instead of crying and having a temper tantrum. We see Samuel work toward completing activities independently instead of needing constant prompts from us. Another wonderful change is that Samuel desires to interact with peers, instead of hiding from them. Again, thank you for helping us to continue to offer the best programming for Samuel!

-The Sorenson Family