Renaissance Centre to host Special Needs Movie Night Aug. 17

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host Special Needs Movie Night this Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The featured film will be “Ferdinand.”

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, this free event will offer exceptional children and their families the opportunity to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment. To help ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, the viewing area will include extra lighting, and the movie’s volume will be slightly lower.

The event’s theme is “fun without repercussions,” so audience members will be encouraged to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

Kids are also invited to wear their pajamas, so they'll be ready for bed after movie night is over.

There is no cost to participate, but a parent or caretaker must accompany each child.

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase, but attendees are invited to bring their favorite snack.

For more information about Special Needs Movie Night, contact Specialized Programs Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or