Boxing Day blockbusters: sessions with captions and audio description

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:54pm

Two of 2012’s most anticipated movie releases, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Les Miserables will both be released to cinemas with audio description and closed captions on 26 December.

Peter Jackson’s long-awaited prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is the first in a new trilogy set in Middle Earth. The movie opens on Boxing Day at locations including Hoyts Bankstown, Carousel, Chadstone and Melbourne Central, and Event Cinemas Cairns Earlville, Top Ryde and Marion. The movie is rated M.

Les Miserables, the hit musical version of Victor Hugo’s epic novel, comes to the big screen with closed captions and audio description from Boxing Day onwards. Starring Aussies Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in the lead roles, you will be able to see Les Miserables at a number of cinemas nationally, including Hoyts Chatswood Westfield, Garden City (WA), Belconnen, Norwood and Forest Hill; and Event Cinemas Miranda, Hornsby, Brisbane Myer Centre and Toombul. This movie is also rated M.

These are just examples of where the movies will play and as each movie’s run continues into 2013, more cinemas may screen them with access features. Check your local cinema’s newspaper listings or the cinema websites:

  • Hoyts (find accessible movies under the ‘Movies’ menu item)
  • Event (under Times and Tickets)
  • Reading (search by location) and
  • Village (choose your access feature under the menu item ‘Session Times’).

Accessible movies are advertised with either ‘CC’ or ‘C-CAP’ for closed captions and ‘AD’ or ‘AUD-DES’ for audio description. Find out more about how accessible cinema works in our cinema pages.

Watch a captioned trailer of The Hobbit on the UK’s Your Local Cinema website.

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