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March 27, 2003

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From: subtitles @ your local cinema - 27 Mar 2003

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Catch me if you can, Treasure Planet, The Two Towers, Maid in Manhattan, The
Hours, Daredevil, Chicago, The Life of David Gale, The Quiet American, Die
Another Day and more now showing (below)

The Matrix Reloaded, The Recruit, The Core, Kangaroo Jack, Cradle 2 the
grave, I Spy, Shanghai Knights, Jungle Book 2, Frida, The 25th Hour, Johnny
English, Phone Booth, How to Lose a Guy and many more coming soon.


Read any good movies lately?
Subtitled and audio described cinema enables people with less than perfect
hearing or vision to enjoy film, presented in it's original, and best form -
the cinema.

As soon as cinemas schedules are announced for these films, and more, they
will be listed on our website - please DON'T wait for the next weekly email
- CHECK the website often! Important reschesules, time changes etc. are
posted on there as soon as they are announced.

Not many shows! Please ask your nearest accessible cinema
to screen available, accessible films! (locations below)

Disney's Treasure Planet (PG) subtitled (*D)
KINGSTON, Surrey, Odeon
Sat 29th March at 11.30am
Sun 30th March at 3.50pm

Catch Me If You Can (Hanks, DiCaprio) (12a) subtitled (*D)

KINGSTON, Surrey, Odeon
Fri 28th March at 2.35pm
Tue 1st April at 5.50pm
Wed 2nd April at 9.00pm

Maid in Manhattan (PG) Lopez) subtitled (*D)

Wolverhampton Cineworld Bentley Bridge Leisure Park WV11
Thurs 27th March at 7.40pm and 10pm

UCI Gateshead, Newcastle UCI, Metro Centre
Sat 29 March at 1pm
and Thurs 3 April at 8.40pm

UCI Cardiff
Sat 29 March at 1.05pm,
Mon 31st March at 6.15pm

The Hours (Kidman) (12a) subtitled (*D)

GLASGOW Film Theatre, Scotland
12 Rose Street , Glasgow G3
Sun 30th March at 3pm
Tues 1st April at 8.30pm

Belfast, Moviehouse
Yorkgate Shopping Complex,
100-150 York Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Thurs 27th March at 4.30pm

Chicago (Catherine Zeta Jones) (12a) subtitled (*D)

GLASGOW Film Theatre, Scotland. 12 Rose Street , Glasgow G3
Sat 29th March at 3pm
Wed 2nd April at 6pm

The Life of David Gale (Spacey) (15) subtitled (*D)

WIMBLEDON, London, Odeon (new multiplex)
Fri 28th March at 2.10pm
Sun 30th March at 2.10pm
Tue 1st April at 5.10pm
Wed 2nd April at 8.10pm

GATESHEAD, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear,
UCI Metro Centre
Thursday 27th March at 8.40pm

Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (12a) subtitled (*D)

COLCHESTER, Essex, Odeon
Thurs 3rd April at 4.15pm

The Quiet American (Caine) (15) subtitled

Colchester, Odeon
Mon 31st March at 6.15pm

Daredevil (Ben Affleck) (15) below, but first...

Subtitled versions of the movies above and more are available to cinemas
NOW, but only in the new 'digital subtitle' format (*D). This means that
only 17 UK cinemas can screen them. They are not available in an 'open
subtitled/captioned' form - the format that every UK cinema can screen (like
Daredevil, Potter and Bond).

Please ask your nearest accessible cinema to screen them!
(locations and many more available films below).

A subtitled version of Daredevil is available to cinemas NOW, in the 'open
subtitled' format - which every UK cinema can screen. Please ask your
nearest cinema to screen available subtitled films! It is also available in
the 'digital' format.

Daredevil (15) subtitled

Hundreds of subtitled shows nationwide!

Daredevil (15) subtitled

Odeon cinemas:

Times added to the website nearer the dates.
- please DON'T wait for the next weekly email - CHECK the website often!

London - Holloway Odeon Thurs 27th March at 1.30pm 6.20pm
London - South Woodford Odeon Sat 29th March at 12.10pm, 2.25pm
Aylesbury Bucks Odeon Thurs 3rd April at 2.15pm, 4.40pm, 7.10pm, 9.30pm
Bradford Thornbury, Leeds, Yorkshire Odeon Sat 29th March at 1.15pm
Dunfermline Fife Odeon 8th April
Dundee Tayside Odeon 10th April
Edinburgh Wester Hailes Odeon 5th April
Glasgow Quay Strathclyde Odeon 14th April
Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire Odeon Tue 1st April at 1.15pm, 4.20pm,
6.30pm, 9.05pm
Hull Humberside Odeon Tue 1st April at 1.20pm, 3.40pm, 5.55pm, 8.10pm
Kilmarnock Strathclyde Odeon 12th April
Newcastle Newgate Street, Tyne & Wear Odeon Thurs 3rd April at 1.30pm,
Oxford George Street Odeon 5th April
Sheffield Yorkshire Odeon Thurs 27th March at 8.30pm

Daredevil (15) subtitled

UCI cinemas:

LONDON - Greenwich thefilmworks UCI Thurs 3rd April at 7pm
LONDON - Surrey Quays Sat 5th April at 11.30am
LONDON - Whiteleys Bayswater UCI Tues 1st April at 7pm
Basildon Essex UCI Fri 28th Mar at 7pm
Bracknell Berkshire UCI Sun 13th April at 11.30am
Clydebank Strathclyde UCI Sat 3rd May at 11.30am
Edinburgh Lothian UCI Thurs 1st May at 7pm
East Kilbride Strathclyde UCI Mon 5th May at 7pm
High Wycombe Bucks thefilmworks UCI Wed 9th April at 7pm
Huddersfield Yorkshire UCI Fri 25th April at 7pm
Hull Humberside UCI Sun 27th April at 11.30am
Maidenhead Berks thefilmworks UCI Fri 11th April at 7pm
Newcastle East, Wallsend, Silverlink, Tyne & Wear UCI Tue 29th April at 7pm
Portsolent Portsmouth Hampshire UCI Tue 15th April at 7pm
Poole Dorset UCI Thurs 17th April at 7pm
Preston Lancashire UCI Wed 23rd April at 7pm
Scunthorpe Humberside UCI Wed 7th May at 7pm
Sutton Surrey UCI Mon 7th April at 7pm
Swansea Glamorgan UCI Sat 19th April at 11.30am
West Thurrock Essex UCI Sun 30th Mar at 11.30am
Warrington Cheshire UCI Mon 21st April at 7pm

Daredevil (15) subtitled

Warner Village cinemas:

Times added to the website nearer the dates.
- please DON'T wait for the next weekly email - CHECK the website often!

LONDON - Shepherd's Bush Warner Thurs 10th April
Belfast Warner Thurs 17th April
Bristol Cribbs Avon Warner Sat/Sun 5th/6th April
Croydon Grants Surrey Warner Tues 8th April
Plymouth Devon Warner Tues 1st April
Portsmouth Hampshire Warner Thurs 3rd April
Reading Berkshire Warner Sat/Sun 29th/30th March
Staines, Middlesex Warner Sat/Sun 12th/13th April
Watford Hertfordshire Warner Thurs 27th March at 6.30pm

Daredevil (15) subtitled

Cineworld cinemas:
Times added to the website nearer the dates.
- please DON'T wait for the next weekly email - CHECK the website often!

Bradford Yorkshire Cineworld Sunday 30th March
Bristol Avon Cineworld Thursday 17th April
Chichester West Sussex Cineworld Friday 25th April
Falkirk Scotland Cineworld Tuesday 1st April
Isle of Wight Newport Cineworld Wednesday 23rd April
Jersey Cineworld Wednesday 30th April
Llandudno Junction Conwy Wales Cineworld Monday 7th April
Runcorn Cheshire Cineworld Saturday 5th April
St Helens Merseyside Liverpool Cineworld Thursday 3rd April
Shrewsbury Shropshire Cineworld Wednesday 9th April
Solihull Midlands Cineworld Sunday 13th April
Swindon Wiltshire Cineworld Tuesday 15th April
*Wakefield Yorkshire Cineworld *Friday 28th March*CHECK with actual cinema!
- May be cancelled
Weymouth Dorset Cineworld Monday 21st April
Wolverhampton Midlands Cineworld Friday 11th April
Yeovil Somerset Cineworld Saturday 19th April

Daredevil (15) subtitled

UGC cinemas:
Edinburgh Lothian UGC Thur 27th March - all shows.


Minority Report (Tom Cruise) (12a) subtitled

UCI Trafford Centre Manchester
Sunday 6 April 10.30am and Thursday 10 April 7pm

Road to Perdition (15) subtitled

Nuneaton, Warwickshire, Odeon
Monday 7th April
*PLEASE check with the cinema before you plan a visit

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (PG) subtitled

Manchester Trafford Centre UCI
Sunday 20 April 10.30am
Thursday 24 April 7pm

Newcastle - Tyneside Cinema
Sat 29 March at 1pm
Sun 30 March at 1pm

James Bond in Die Another Day (12a) subtitled

The Belmont, Aberdeen
Sat 5 April at 1.30pm

Nuneaton, Warwickshire, Odeon
Monday 31st March
*PLEASE check with the cinema before you plan a visit

Tyneside, Newcastle, Picturehouse Cinema
4th May at 12.30pm


Subtitles @ Your Local Cinema receive subtitled listings information
directly from cinema head offices, but we can take NO responsibility for
postponed or cancelled shows. If cinemas inform us of changes, we will tell
you via the website. If they don't inform us, we can't inform you.

Sometimes a subtitled film is not delivered to the cinema on time and cannot
be screened.

The only way to be 100% sure is to ALWAYS check with the ACTUAL cinema
before you plan a visit. But DOUBLE check, preferably with a manager. NEVER
turn up without getting confirmation that a show is definitely on.

Divine Intervention (15) Hebrew with English Subtitles

Tuesday 1st April at 1pm and 6.50pm.

The 4th Leeds Children and Young People's Film Festival
Sat 29th and Sun 30th March
Ster Century Cinema in the centre of Leeds.
All festival information can be found on the website

Many films are subtitled, and some are British Sign Language Intrepreted.
Weekend Pass available! See as many films as you want.
Ster Century Cinema, The Light, The Headrow., Leeds.

British Deaf Association's London Deaf Film Festival takes place on 29th and
30th March at The OTHER Cinema, 11 Rupert Street, London W1 and celebrates
the work of some of the best deaf filmmakers and actors.

All films are accessible to both deaf and hearing people. Some films are
not suitable for young children - please check the programme on the BDA
website for details. You can book tickets on line via the BDA website - go

On the website:

Every subtitled film: now showing, on the way & previous.
New films, locations, dates and times added regularly.
Accessible digital subtitle cinema locations.
Responses and views on cinema subtitling.
Video game, Theatre and DVD extra feature subtitles.
and much more...

Engage your Senses!
SEE the dialogue! HEAR the action! FEEL the rumbling!

The films below have been released with digital subtitles only. They are
available NOW but can ONLY be screened in cinemas with digital subtitle
facilities. Please ask your nearest accessible cinema to screen them!
(locations below).

About a Boy, Panic Room, The Lord of the Rings I & II, Spiderman, Men in
Black II, The Sum of all Fears, Goldmember, Red Dragon, Lilo & Stitch,
Triple X, Powerpuff Girls, Santa Clause 2, The Quiet American, Blood Work,
Star Trek Nemesis, Chicago, Catch Me if you Can, Two Weeks Notice, Punch
Drunk Love, Treasure Planet, Maid in Manhattan, The Hours, Analyze That,
Adaptation, Solaris, The Life of David Gale, Confessions of a Dangerous

17 cinemas in the UK have now been fitted with a digital subtitle and audio
description system to enable people with less than perfect hearing or vision
to enjoy the cinema. One more has been fitted with audio description only.
It is hoped that there will be 75 more this time next year.

The 17 cinemas below have both subtitle
AND audio description facilities.


Odeon Leicester Square, London
22 - 24 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LQ
(the big famous one!)

Odeon West End, London
40 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LP
(the smaller Odeon on the square)

Odeon Uxbridge, London
The Chimes Shopping Centre, 302 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8

Odeon Wimbledon, London
Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London

Warner West End, London
3 Cranbourne Street, London WC3
(on Leicester Square, on the right of the Empire)

Warner Finchley Road, London
255 Finchley Rd, Finchley, London NW3

UGC West India Quay, London
Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London E14

Outside London

Odeon Colchester
Head Street, Colchester

Odeon Guildford
Bedford Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SJ

Odeon Kingston
The Rotunda, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

Odeon Leicester
Freemans Park, 90 Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7LT

Odeon Newcastle
Newgate Street, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear

UCI Gateshead, Newcastle
Metro Centre, Gateshead Newcastle Upon Tyne NE11 9YZ

UCI Cardiff, Wales
Atlantic Wharf, Hemingway Road, Cardiff CF 10, Wales

Cineworld Wolverhampton
Bentley Bridge Leisure Park, Wednesfield Way,
Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11

Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland
12 Rose Street , Glasgow G3 6RB

Moviehouse, Belfast
Yorkgate Shopping Complex,
100-150 York Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The cinema below has audio description facilities only

Showcase Pontypridd, Wales
Parc Nantgarw, Treforest Industrial Estate, Heol Y Odyn,
Parc Nantgarw, Nr Pontypridd, Wales1226


Studios and distributors obviously prefer the cheaper, digital solution to
subtitling, which creates a problem - there are not yet enough cinemas with
digital subtitle facilities to cater for the many people who now expect
major releases to be subtitled.

"It's like the industry inventing the DVD, but before they produce enough
DVD players to go around, they discontinue video releases. People want to
watch new films but can't - they're only available on DVD, but there is a
shortage of DVD players to play them on!"

So although subtitled and described, most films are still inaccessible to
the vast majority of the people that they are aimed at - hearing or visually
impaired people in the UK.

It is planned that around 75 more UK cinemas will be accessible this time
next year. Watch the website for information on new cinema locations with
the system installed, and cinemas plans for screenings.

Many people have been enquiring as to what exactly is going on with UK
subtitled cinema:

Why do we have to travel 50 miles to catch one?
Why do we have to wait months after release date?
Why do films usually only play once?
Why are some popular movies not subtitled?

Let us explain...

An estimated 5 million people in the UK use subtitles to enjoy films. And
although subtitles are the norm on TV, DVD and video, they are NOT available
on most cinema releases. Silent movies are still the norm here, but without
the old captions that helped to explain the plot.

Of the films that are subtitled, the majority are 'digitally subtitled only'
which means that they are incompatible with 98% of UK cinemas. In fact only
17 cinemas in the UK are capable of screening most of the latest subtitled

These 17 cinemas have been equipped with a new 'access system'. Once a
cinema has the subtitle 'files', they can overlay subtitles onto the latest
films. They don't need a separate subtitled print. The system can be turned
on and off - similar to teletext subtitles on TV, so the screen can be used
for non-subtitled shows too.

The system can also broadcast audio description, for visually impaired
people. The on screen action is described in detail through personal
headphones. This feature has no affect on an audience's enjoyment of a film
and can be left 'on' all of the time. Every show can be an audio described

It is planned that over the next few years at least 50 different films will
be released with these 'access' features. In fact if all goes to plan, most
major films will be released with subtitle and description 'files' (the
files are supplied on disc, separate to the actual film and are downloaded
to a hard disc at the cinema).

So to cater for the large amount of accessible films on the way, this year
the cinema industry plan to make many more of their cinemas accessible to
people with hearing or visual impairments.

Each 'access' system costs less than an average cinemas weekend takings on
one film. Lottery funding (via the Film Council) has been offered to fund
50% of the total cost (over £1 million) and it is planned that at least 75
more cinemas will become accessible.

Locations have yet to be decided but are planned to be spread widely around
the country, so as many people as possible can catch accessible shows.

So that should eliminate the problem of having to travel 50 miles or more to
catch the latest film. It should also eliminate the problem of having to
wait months for a film to come to a cinema near your town, as every cinema
with the system installed will be able to show the subtitled version when
they please.

In most cases, the system will be installed in only ONE screen of a
multi-screen multiplex and therefore will not interfere too much with
'normal' non-subtitled shows.

This vastly improves on the current subtitling system in which a couple of
subtitled film prints are 'toured' around cinemas, resulting in some cinemas
having to screen a Christmas movie the following February. That 'touring'
problem is also the reason why a subtitled film usually only plays for one
day only - it has to be delivered the next day, to the next cinema down the
line. Daredevil is currently available in this format (as well as the
digital format).

The new digital system would enable many cinemas to screen a subtitled show
many times, over many weeks, at popular times, simultaneously.

We hope that explains the situation! Any queries, please don't hesitate to
contact us at Press enquiries welcome

Exciting News!

If you are one of the millions of UK movie fans with less than perfect
hearing or vision, then 2003 could well be a very happy year for you.

In 2003, the Film Council and the cinema industry plan to work together to
create a network of around 75 accessible cinemas (there are currently less
than 20). If all goes to plan, these cinemas will be equipped with digital
subtitle and audio description facilities.

The Film Council have offered £350,000 to make this happen and have invited
the UK cinema industry to 'match' the amount. This would double the amount

Another £60,000 has been offered to film distributors - to enable smaller
distributors to add subtitles and audio description to their films. This
should ensure a wider choice of accessible films. Again, it is hoped that
film distributors will 'match' the funds - doubling the amount available.

In the words of the Film Council:

"At a time when cinema going in the UK is at a 30 year high, these proposals
are intended to help ensure that in the future the 15 per cent of people in
the UK who experience hearing or visual impairments are able to enjoy going
to the cinema as well as the rest of the population."

Read the BBC News article here:

Read 'The Times' newspaper article here:,,1-89-510522,00.html

Read the official Film Council press release here:

Current accessible cinema locations and films here:


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