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



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

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 and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

  • The last Saturday of every month
  • Celebration! Cinema North – 2121 Celebration Drive, NE, Grand Rapids
  • 10:00 a.m. showing
  • all movies in 2D and Open Caption
  • $5 per ticket – first come, first served seating
  • Seating questions can be directed to the box office at 616-365-2051

 Upcoming Movies

  • January 31 - Paddington (PG)
  • February 28 - The SpongeBob Movie:  Sponge Out of Water (PG)


Family Night at the Grand Rapids DRIVE - February 21, 2015

We are excited to host a family night on the party deck at Grand Rapids DRIVE semi-professional basketball team's game on Saturday, February 21, 2015!  Come join the fun!

Tickets to our family night include:

  • Reserved seats
  • Exclusive access to the party deck, where you can enjoy:
    • socializing with other Family Hope Foundation families
    • Fun activities hosted by the Grand Rapids Children's Museum such as face painting, games and crafts
    • DRIVE mascot appearances and a special visit from coaches and players

All free tickets for this event have been distributed, however you can still join us!  Tickets are available to individuals with special needs and their families only and are offered at the reduced rate of $8 per ticket through Family Hope Foundation and include all the party deck fun.


Register here.  If, for any reason, you will not be able to use your free tickets, PLEASE let us know immediately, so another family can benefit from the generosity of our donors and the tickets will not go to waste.

Purchase tickets here.  If you need additional tickets (or the free tickets are no longer available), they are available for the reduced rate of $8 each and can be purchased through our Paypal link (Paypal account not required).  *Indicate your payment is for the DRIVE event at the end of your purchase, under "special instructions".  Be sure to also register for the event at the link above!


SAVE THE DATE!  Special Families Fun Fest, October 24, 2015 from 10am-4pm


The DeltaPlex Arena and Family Hope Foundation are excited to offer the fourth annual Special Families Fun Fest. Once again, Fun Fest will provide a low-cost, low-stress day filled with resources and fun activities perfect for the whole family of individuals with special needs, no matter their age or disability.  This event focuses on details special families need:  quiet rooms, accessible bathrooms, sensory room, sign language interpreters, and volunteers at every exit.

Location and Details

DeltaPlex Arena
2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
10AM - 4PM
$5 per person, includes 10 carnival game tickets (ages 2 and under are free)
*No outside food or beverages allowed.  Concessions are available or you may leave and come back in with hand stamps.

2015 Event Attractions 

To be announced.

2015 Stage Show Schedule for the Day 

To be announced.

2015 Sponsors

To be announced.

2015 Supporters

To be announced.

Want to get involved?

Contributing to Special Families Fun Fest will impact lives of special needs families and help bring a joyful, stress-free day for attendees. We would be happy to accept any monetary or prize donations and volunteers.

To volunteer please call: (616) 364-9000 or click here.

For donations or organizations servicing the special needs community who are interested in having a booth at the resource fair, contact Lara Kitts at (616) 780-3839 or through our Contact page here.

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 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