MacArthur Center has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to bring the magic of feature films to deaf and hard-of-hearing children through on-screen sign language interpretation featuring deaf actors - which will debut at a private event for deaf and hard-of-hearing children on Thursday, December 6th at 10:00 a.m. These children will be the first to experience the new technology of sign language interpretation on-screen as well as tour the Ice Age Ice Palace and visit with Signing Santa. This event will take place at 16 Taubman Shopping Centers across the country on Dec. 6.
Children will be welcomed to walk through the multi-sensory Ice Palace, be entertained by performers and visit with Signing Santa. Signing Santa will remain on site after the private event to welcome all shoppers, both hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing, throughout the day and evening. During the private event, The “Signing Choraliers” from Corporate Landing Elementary School will perform from 9:45-10:15 a.m., Buttar Cups Face Painting will be doing “Ice Age” themed face painting for the kids, Max & Erma’s will serve cookies and milk and Whole Foods will be on site to sample goodies.
WHERE: MacArthur Center, 300 Monitcello Avenue, Norfolk, VA
Level One at The Ice Palace
WHEN: Private Event: Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Public Signing Santa appearance; Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
WHO: In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, this holiday season the center’s spectacular Ice Palace will feature footage from ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, debuting Dec. 11 on DVD and Blu-ray™. MacArthur Center is hosting Signing Santa Day in celebration of the Blu-ray featuring sign-language interpretation – a first for a feature film – by deaf actors Sean Berdy, star of ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” and stage and film actress Amber Zion.