What’s new this week with accessible cinema?

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Friday, 7 January 2011 15:24pm

Following on from the commencement of closed captioned sessions at some cinemas last week, this week sees the increase of open captioned sessions and the introduction of audio description.

Increase of open captions

As a temporary measure while we wait for new closed caption equipment to be finalised, the following cinemas will begin six sessions per week of open captioned movies:

Event Cinemas Parramatta

Event Cinemas Glendale

Hoyts Erina

Hoyts Tweed Heads

Event Cinemas George St, Sydney

Hoyts Belconnen

Event Cinemas Casuarina

BCC Cairns Earlville

BCC Maroochydore

Event Cinemas Myer Centre, Brisbane

Event Cinemas Marion

Village Cinemas Hobart

Village Cinemas Jam Factory, South Yarra

Hoyts Carousel

Sessions vary at each location, but there is one session every day of the week except for Saturdays. 

Introduction of audio description

The following four locations have begun audio described sessions. The audio described sessions are the same times as the open captioned sessions. These cinemas are:

Event Cinemas Parramatta

Hoyts Erina

Hoyts Belconnen

Hoyts Carousel

Your feedback on these developments is important and you are encouraged to make your comments to the Accessible Cinema Advisory Group by emailThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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