Adelaide cinema extends open caption screenings of Twilight: New Dawn

Wednesday, 7 December 2011 14:49pm

Due to an unforeseen delay in the rollout of the new accessible program at Adelaide’s Marion cinema, Twilight: New Dawn Part One will screen for one more week with open captions. The cinema intends to screen movies with closed captions and audio description, increasing access to movies for people who have impaired hearing or vision.

The cinema expects to have the installation of digital access equipment completed by 15 December. To ensure a continued program of accessible movies, management has agreed to screen another week of one of the biggest movies of 2011. Screening times for Twilight: New Dawn Part One can be found on the Event Cinema website.

From 15 December Marion Megaplex expects to commence both audio described and closed captioned sessions every day. Numerous accessible movies will screen on three screens in the complex, with sessions on throughout the day. Patrons will need to visit the box office when they arrive at the cinema and request access equipment – either an audio description headset or CaptiView closed caption unit. You may be asked to show a form of ID as security for the safe return of the equipment.

To find out about the experience of accessible cinema read our At the cinema webpage.

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