A Kidsflix event is a free morning for children with juvenile arthritis, other disability, chronic illness or social disadvantage and their immediate family. Held in cinema complexes across Australia, the morning begins with children’s entertainment which can include face painting, live performers, costumed characters, balloon artistry, clowns and puppets to name a few. After immersing themselves in the fun of the morning, families then move into the cinema to watch a new release children’s movie with a free drink and popcorn to complete the movie experience.
Kidsflix is unique in that not only is it completely free for families attending but it recognises the impact of juvenile arthritis and other disability or chronic illness on siblings and the family unit.
“I have been meaning to let you know our experience of the Kidsflix event held recently in Hobart. Our 4 year old is on the autism spectrum, we haven’t taken him to the movies prior to this – it was his first experience. His twin sister also had never attended the movies, as I was scared as to our son’s reaction, meaning his twin had to miss out. We also took our 6 year old son, and a friend’s 5 year old son who is a type 1 diabetic. All really enjoyed the morning. All children lined up for face-painting, I’m not sure who it was who did the actual painting, she was brilliant, our daughter would not wash her face for a day as she didn’t want it to go. She was very patient with Daniel, and with other children with sensory issues, and explained everything that she was going to do, and tested it out on his hand first to make sure he was ok. The look of utter joy on his face when he saw he was now a pussycat was priceless, and will stay in my heart forever.” Maria
How can you help?
Every child and family attending a Kidsflix event is sponsored by a local community member or business. If you would like to help us continue the Kidsflix program, please donate today. By supporting a Kidsflix event and families in your community, you are successfully spreading the message that Kidsflix brings joy, a sense of belonging, understanding children’s’ needs and bringing families together.
Click here to make a donation today.
Brisbane Street, Launceston TAS 7250
Saturday, 26 May 2018
Entertainment starts at 9.00am
Movie starts at 10.00am
Contact Kidsflix Coordinator at Arthritis SA on (08) 8379 5711
For further information ring the Arthritis Infoline 1800 011 041.