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March 18, 2004

UK: The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings! 18th March, 2004.

From: Subtitles @ your local cinema - Mar 18, 2004

Subtitled Mona Lisa Smile, Along Came Polly, Passion of Christ and more ...

It's Thursday, around lunchtime, so it must be...
The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings! 18th March, 2004. - bookmark your local area!


78 more cinemas to be equipped with subtitle and audio description facilities.
Locations here:

Subtitled films coming soon:
Starsky & Hutch, Bridget Jones 2, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Shrek 2, Alexander, Catwoman, Scooby-Doo Too, Troy,  Cat in the Hat, Shark Tale, Thunderbirds, Van Helsing and many more.
Full list here:

145 films have been released in the past few years with cinema subtitles and/or audio description.
Full list here:

For a permanent reminder: cut & paste & print shows in your area.


Sign Language Television!
Tired (literally) of having to catch signed TV at 2am?
If you've got Sky TV, then watch out for Sign Language Television!
Sky channel 687, Thursday 18 March 2004.
An afternoon of children's programmes followed by an evening of original signed drama by Deaf people, for Deaf people. Highlights include: Skye (9.37pm), Text, Batteries & Earwax (10.03pm), Hear no evil (10.21pm), and Reservoir Wolves (10.32pm).
Some pubs will be showing the channel on the big screen, including Montigue Pike,  Charing Cross Road, London W2H, The Angel Pub, b73 City Road, London EC1Y, Adelphi Pub, Fylde Road, Preston and White Hart, Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH


Subtitled Cinema Listings:

Mona Lisa Smile subtitled (12a)

Basingstoke Ster Century Wed 24th March at 2.45pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm
Dublin UGC Parnell St. Sat 20th March at 5.10pm, Wed 24th March at 5.50pm
Gateshead, Newcastle UCI Sun 21st March at 12 noon, Thurs 25th March at 8.25pm
London - Finchley Road Warner Village Sun 21st March at 2.30pm, Tue 23rd March at 8.15pm
London - Wimbledon Odeon Fri 19th March at 12.50pm, Sun 21st March at 12.50pm
Mon 22nd March at 3.40pm, Tue 23rd March at 6.20pm, Wed 24th March at 9pm
Uxbridge Odeon  Sat 20th March at 11.50am, Wed 24th March at 8.35pm
Wolverhampton Cineworld Sun 21st March at 1.40pm and 7pm


Along Came Polly subtitled (12a)

Edinburgh Odeon Sun 21st March at 4.10pm, Tue 23rd March at 8.40pm
Gateshead, Newcastle UCI Thurs 18th March at 9.10pm
Guildford Surrey Odeon Fri 19th March at 4.30pm, Tue 23rd March at 9.20pm
Kingston Surrey Odeon Fri 19th March at 12 noon, Mon 22nd March at 12 noon
Leicester Odeon From Fri 19th March to Thurs 25th March at 2.30pm daily
London - Wimbledon Odeon Thu 18th March at 9.30pm
Stevenage Cineworld *Sun 21st March at 3.20pm, 7.35pm
* Mon 22nd March at 3.20pm, 7.35pm *Wed 24th March at 3.20pm, 7.35pm
*Double check with cinema - may be rescheduled
Wolverhampton Cineworld Mon 22nd March at 1.10pm, 7.30pm


Torque subtitled (15)

Kingston Surrey Odeon  Thurs 18th March at 9.35pm
Leicester Odeon  From Fri 12th to Thurs 18th March at at 11.45am daily


School of Rock subtitled (PG)

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) Tues 23rd March at 6pm
Kingston Surrey Odeon Sat 20th March at 8.25pm, Sun 21st March at 12.45pm
Leicester Odeon Thurs 18th March at 2.45pm daily
Newcastle Odeon Tue 23rd March at 11.20am, 1.40pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm


Return of the King subtitled (12a) (Lord of the Rings part 3)

Edinburgh Filmhouse Mon 12th April at 5pm
London - Uxbridge Odeon Tue 23rd March at 7.15pm
London - West End Odeon Mon 22nd March at 1.45pm


The Haunted Mansion subtitled (PG)

Belfast Moviehouse Cinema Thurs 25th March at 3pm, 5.05pm, 7.10pm
Cardiff UCI Sun 21st March at 12.10pm


A Mighty Wind subtitled (12a)
Stirling Macroberts Arts Centre Wed 24th March at 8.15pm


Looney Tunes Back in Action subtitled (PG)
High Wycombe UCI Sun 21st March at 11.15am


Something's Gotta Give subtitled (12a)
Belfast Moviehouse Cinema  Thurs 25th March at 9.10pm


The Missing subtitled (15)
Cardiff UCI  Mon 22nd March at 9.10pm


The Station Agent subtitled (15)
Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) Sat 27th March at 2.45pm Sun 28th March at 8.45pm


Peter Pan (PG) SIGNED ONLY (not subtitled)
Metro Cinema, Green Lane, Derby Sun 21 March at 4.15pm


Cat in the Hat (tbc) SIGNED ONLY (not subtitled)
Ster Century Cinema The Light, The Headrow, Leeds Thurs 1st April at 7.45pm


The Barbarian Invasions (18)
This film is French language, and will be shown with English subtitles wherever it is screened. Please check your local cinema listings for dates and times.


The Passion of the Christ (18) (Ireland 15pg)

This film was filmed in the ancient languages of Latin and Aramaic and will be shown with English subtitles wherever it is screened. Please check your local cinema listings for dates and times.

WARNING! This film is EXTREMELY brutal and violent, in its depiction of the torture of Jesus. You have been warned.
More info on this controversial film here:

Spooky, but slightly amusing antidote: Jim Caviezel, who plays Jesus, was struck by lightning while filming. Apparently, there was "smoke coming out of Caviezel's ears!"


Subtitles @ Your Local Cinema receive accessible listings 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, which is updated daily. If they don't inform us, we can't inform you.

Many cinemas schedules are "SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION". Sometimes the files necessary for a subtitled or described film are not delivered to the cinema on time. The only way to be 100% sure is to check with the ACTUAL cinema before you plan a visit. But DOUBLE check, preferably with a manager. We recommend that you should always request confirmation that a show is definitely on.

We cannot 'force' a cinema to become accessible so that everyone can enjoy their services. We can only ask them to. And we do, constantly. It's our job to create awareness of the problem, suggest solutions, and to empower people to do something about it. We recommend that people contact cinemas in their local area and request better access for people with sensory impairments.

Request that your local cinema becomes 'accessible', by installing a digital subtitle & audio description system and then regularly screening the latest 'accessible' releases. Almost 150 films have been released in the past few years with digital cinema subtitles and/or audio description.

Full information on systems available from DTS and Dolby here:


100 Free Odeon cinema tickets!
For your chance to win guest passes to any subtitled show at any Odeon cinema, just click here: It's easy!


Have you ever tried to lip-read Spiderman? Or an animated fish? It's not easy. Not everyone has perfect hearing and many people need subtitles to enjoy a film.

Subtitled and audio described cinema enables people with less than perfect hearing or vision to enjoy film presented in its original and best form - the cinema. Digital 'access' equipment enables any cinema to regularly screen almost every popular release with subtitles & audio description. It's available to cinemas now.

Subtitles are usually produced before a film is released in the cinema.  The same basic subtitle 'text files' are later used for the DVD, video and TV release. But cinema films are rarely screened with subtitles. In 2004, 1 in 7 UK cinemas will catch up with other film media and become more accessible.


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Don't forget to sign the ongoing Online Subtitled Petitions for dvd and video game subtitles - over 16,000 signatures and growing!


As soon as cinemas schedules are announced for new films, they will be listed on our website - please DON'T wait for the next weekly email - CHECK the website often! Important reschedules, time changes etc. are posted on there as soon as they are announced. Please bookmark your nearest subtitle equipped cinema listings page.

On the website:
Every subtitled film: previous, now showing and on the way - New films, locations, dates and times added regularly.
View listings by region - more added as they become available.
Video game, Theatre and DVD extra feature subtitles.


Subtitles @ your local cinema are the only listings service created exclusively for accessible cinema. Our service can be found wherever there is internet access - at home, the workplace, school, a library, an internet cafe, or the numerous wi-fi spots and BT internet kiosks throughout the UK.

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NEWS! 78 more accessible cinemas on the way!

Read the BBC News report HERE:

And more reports...

BBC Newsround report HERE:

Sky News report HERE:,,31500-12991473,00.html

RNID report HERE:

BDA report HERE:

NDCS report HERE:

BBC News earlier report HERE:

The Times Newspaper article HERE:,,581-510522,00.html

RNID earlier report HERE:


This information service would not exist without the input and assistance of the groups below:

The UK Film Council
CEA - Cinema Exhibitors' Association and the UK cinema industry
Film Distributors' Association and UK film distributors
RNID - Royal National Institute of Deaf People
NDCS - National Deaf Children's Society
RNIB - Royal National Institute of the Blind
ITFC - Independent Television Facilities Centre Ltd.
DTS - Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc