Where "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed!

Family Hope Foundation and Celebration! Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. 

Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!

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With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

  • 10:30 a.m. showing
  • 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

Theatres now participating are:  

  • Celebration! Cinema North in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema South in Grand Rapids
  • Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage
  • Celebration! Cinema Lansing
  • Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant
  • Celebration! Cinema Benton Harbor
  • Cinema Carousel in Muskegon

  • July 27 - The Lion King
  • August 10 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • August 24 - The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • October 5 - Abominable
  • October 19 - The Addams Family
  • November 30 - Frozen 2
  • December 21 - Jumanji 2


Upcoming Events!


Join Family Hope Foundation for a Night of Family Fun!

Family Hope Foundation is partnering with the Mary Free Bed YMCA to offer a night of family fun. The event will be held on Friday, September 27, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and will be FREE to the first 100 people who sign up.


The entire building is designed for individuals with special needs, with so many adaptations, thoughtful designs, and accessible equipment. Guests will be able to swim, climb the rock wall, walk the track, play basketball, and explore this beautiful, family-centered facility at your family’s pace.  


At the entrance of the YMCA is a beautiful wood sculpture called ONE. A portion of the description of this sculpture reads: “One expresses the unity we strive for in our global culture by recognizing how diversity adds a beautiful fullness to the human experience.” Family Hope Foundation could not agree more!

You must RSVP to attend, with maximum attendance being 100 people – maximum sign up is five tickets per order. The Eventbrite sign up link will become active on Friday, September 6, at 7:00 PM. We look forward to spending time together!


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GRR Runway 5K! - Saturday, October 5, 2019 


Trivium Racing will be teaming up with Gerald R. Ford International Airport to bring you the GRR Runway 5k!  This event is going to be amazing!  Athletes will start by running through the tunnel that goes under a runway, then head out onto one of the major airport runways for a lightning fast 5K race.  This event is a must for your fall 2019 calendars (and your bucket list!) and is a great tune-up for your late season half and full marathons. The race is capped at 1450 participants for 2019, so sign up early!










 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