Three new audio described and closed captioned cinema locations

Monday, 17 October 2011 14:57pm

It’s out with the old and in with the new at three Event/Greater Union/Birch Carroll & Coyle cinema locations with the introduction of closed captions and audio description this week.

As previously reported the cinemas at Brisbane’s Myer Centre, Glendale in NSW’s Hunter region and Casuarina in Darwin will commence closed captions and audio description on two screens each by the end of 2011. To start this process, these cinemas will begin their accessible programs on one screen each from 20 October. Their final accessible screen will commence by the end of the year.

The three locations have all shown open captions for many years and patrons should be aware that this type of caption delivery will cease. All locations will now show a range of movies seven days per week, many times per day, using CaptiView closed caption technology. Audio description will be delivered via personal headsets. On arrival at the cinema you will need to visit the box office and ask for either a CaptiView unit or audio description headset. The staff will be able to answer any questions you have.

Please visit the Event Cinemas website for session times. You can filter movies under the ‘Times and Tickets’ menu by selecting ‘Closed Captions.’ There is no separate menu for audio description at the moment. Sessions will be advertised with the descriptions ‘C Cap’ and ‘Aud Des’ under the session times.

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