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US cinema chain installs closed caption technology in all its locations

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Midwest US cinema chain Marcus Theatres has announced its completion of digital cinema installation, including CaptiView to show closed captioned movies.

Marcus Theatres runs 47 cinema complexes across the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. As part of its enhanced digital experience, Marcus Theatres is pleased that it will now offer closed captioning for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons through the CaptiView system.

The provision of CaptiView is one of a raft of changes involved in Marcus Theatres’ transition to digital cinema, which has been branded as the Marcus Digital Experience.


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Cinema access expands nationally: seven more locations announced

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Under the Federal Government’s Cinema Access Implementation Plan the major cinema chains of Hoyts, Village, Event/Greater Union/Birch Carroll & Coyle and Reading will commence accessible screenings at an extra seven locations by the end of the year.

All the new locations will commence closed captions with systems such as CaptiView and audio description. On top of these seven locations, ten existing locations will have their accessibility increased.


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Accessible cinema technologies – now and the future

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Cinema and DVD project manager, Ally Woodford, talks through the technologies currently affecting access to movies in Australia.

In light of Sony’s recent announcement of its HMZ – a personal, wearable 3D theatre – it seems the sky’s the limit when it comes to technological developments in the movie and home entertainment business. But it’s developments like this that give hope to accessible cinema fans of what the future holds in terms of new technologies for accessing captions and audio description.


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Community forum on CaptiView in cinemas to be held in Melbourne

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CaptiView is an individual closed captioning device which has received mixed reviews from Deaf and hearing impaired users. Melbourne community group, Action on Cinema Access (AOCA), is hosting a forum on the use of CaptiView units that are being adopted by accessible cinemas. 

The invitation to the forum states that there has been little consultation between the cinemas, the Accessible Cinema Advisory Group and the community over CaptiView, and this provides an opportunity for people to have their say and learn of what AOCA can do for you.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, 28 September from 6pm to 8pm in the John Lovett Room of VicDeaf. VicDeaf is located at 340 Albert Street, East Melbourne. The forum will be captioned and Auslan interpreted.


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