Six new accessible cinema locations announced

Monday, 17 September 2012 11:56am

Both Hoyts and Event Cinemas have announced the commencement of closed captioned and audio described movies at six of their locations collectively.

Two of the Hoyts locations, Carousel in Perth and Tweed City on the NSW and Queensland border, have previously shown audio description and open captions but have now been upgraded to show audio description and closed captions.

Moving to closed captions allows cinema operators to offer a wider range of movies every day of the week, many sessions per day. Carousel will have three screens operating with accessible sessions and Tweed City will have one.

The four other locations are Hoyts Salisbury and Tea Tree Plaza in Adelaide, which will have two accessible screens each, as well as Hoyts Southlands in Perth (two screens) and the brand new Event Cinemas Toombul in Brisbane (two screens).

Moviegoers who have not been to an accessible movie before may wish to read our At the Cinema page for tips on equipment collection and use. See our list of accessible cinemas to find your nearest location.

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