Accessibility at the Movies Movie theaters must provide closed captioning display devices to patron who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices may be hand-held or clip onto seat-backs so that the closed captions are visible only to the patron in need.
Sony Entertainment Glasses
Regal Cinemas have distributed closed-captioning glasses to 6,000 screens across the country. SonyEntertainment Access Glasses are similar to 3-D glasses, but for captioning. The captions are projected onto the glasses and appear to float about 10 feet in front of the user. The devices are usually kept at the ticket office or the main office. Ask for the manager to help you.
AMC, Movie Tavern, Bryn Mawr Film Institute and Landmark/Ritz Theaters offer CaptiView. Simply secure the device in your cup holder and adjust the flexible arm to an angle that works for you. Once your movie begins, the device will present all the dialogue in texton your screen.
Call or check online for specifics as to what your theater offers. Some theaters offer Audio Descriptive and Assisitve Listening Fidelio System, FMor simple amplifiers.
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