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"Reel Movies for Real Needs" presents "Hotel Transylvania" Oct. 6.
"Reel Movies for Real Needs" presents "Hotel Transylvania" Oct. 6.

"Reel Movies for Real Needs" takes the stress out of family movie-going

I can't imagine the ups and downs that come with being a parent, much less being a parent of a child with special needs. 

I've heard stories from my friends in both camps. Understanding can be hard to find either way, but for families in the latter one, it seems to be even harder – especially when they want to head out for some fun.

With this in mind, Marcus Theatres teamed up with Variety – The Children's Charity of Wisconsin and Best Buddies Wisconsin to present "Reel Movies for Real Needs," a family-friendly movie series geared toward families with special-needs children.

The series will present a special daytime screening of upcoming kid-friendly titles once a month with lower sound, brighter lighting and best of all, an audience who understands what it's like to experience the joys and challenges that come with raising a child with autism or other special needs.

"Reel Movies for Real Needs" will screen at select Marcus Theatres, including North Shore Cinema in Mequon and South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek. It will feature "Finding Nemo" Sept. 15, "Hotel Transylvania" Oct. 6 and "Wreck-It Ralph" Nov. 3, all beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Get details and tickets on Marcus Theatres' website.

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