Latest news on new closed caption movie sessions

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011 10:33am

From 30 December, 2010, three Australian cinemas were to have begun closed caption screenings of movies using the new CaptiView technology.  At the time of print, only two have begun closed captioned sessions.

Event Cinemas Robina, on Queensland's Gold Coast, is showing two movies this opening week: the kids' summer hit movie, Megamind, and comedy drama Love and Other Drugs, starring Jake Gyllenhal and Anne Hathaway.  The cinema has three CaptiView units on hand at present and encourages patrons to book ahead to ensure a unit is available.  Event staff can be contacted on Ph/TTY: 07 5592 7001.  

Hoyts Broadway, on the Sydney CBD fringe, is showing the Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp movie The Tourist for its opening week. This cinema has ten CaptiView units for patrons. It has advised that at this point in time it is not taking reservations for the CaptiView units, but you may still book tickets for the movie via the usual sources. Just be sure to get there early to ensure a headset is available.  

Reading Cinemas Charlestown, in the Hunter region of NSW, has advised that they are not ready to screen captioned movies just yet. Media Access Australia is awaiting a further announcement from the cinema about the situation, and will report on the issue as soon as an update is available. 

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