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March 25, 2004

UK: The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings! 25th March, 2004.

From: Subtitles @ your local cinema - Mar 25, 2004

It's Thursday, around lunchtime, so it must be...
The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings!
25th March, 2004.


Subtitled Cinema Listings:
For a permanent reminder: cut & paste & print shows in your area.
Or visit the website and bookmark your local area!


Starsky & Hutch subtitled (15)

Only at 'digital' subtitle cinemas.

Colchester Odeon Thu 1st April at 8.45pm
Edinburgh Odeon  Sun 28th March at 2.00pm, Tue 30th March at 6.30pm
Gateshead, Newcastle UCI Sun 28th March at 10.30am, Thurs 1st April at 8.15pm
Leicester Odeon from Fri 26th March to Thurs 1st April at 1pm and 6pm daily
London - Uxbridge Odeon Sat 27th March at 1pm, Wed 31st March at 6.15pm
London - Wimbledon Odeon Fri 26th & Sun 28th March at 12 noon, Mon 29th March at 3pm, Tue 30th March at 6pm, Wed 31st March at 8.30pm
Newcastle Odeon Tue 30th March at 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 5pm, 7.15pm, 9.30pm
Stevenage Cineworld Mon 29th March at 2.10pm, 6.45pm, Wed 31st March at 2.10pm, 6.45pm
Woking, Surrey Ambassadors Cinemas Mon 29th March at 6pm, Wed 31st March at 3.10pm
Wolverhampton Cineworld Mon 29th March at 2.20pm and 7pm


Scooby Doo Too subtitled (PG)

Can be screened in any cinema.
We are expecting schedules from other cinema chains soon - watch the website!
Scheduled to date:
All UGC cinemas:

Aberdeen: Tue 4th May
Birmingham Great Park: Thur 15th April
Cardiff: Thur 8th April
Crawley: Sat 3rd April
Didsbury: Tue: 20th April
Dundee: Sat 1st May
Edinburgh: Tue: 27th April
Glasgow Renfrew Str: Thur 29th April
Hull: Thur 22nd April
Ipswich: Tue13th April
Middlesbrough: Sat 24th April
Northampton: Sat 10th April
Rochester: Tue 6th April at 12.45pm, 3.10pm
Sheffield: Sat 17th April


The Passion of the Christ (18) (Ireland 15pg) Subtitled EVERYWHERE.

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. At least two people have dropped dead whilst watching it. 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!"


Mona Lisa Smile subtitled (12a)
Gateshead, Newcastle UCI Thurs 25th March at 8.25pm
High Wycombe UCI Mon 29th March at 5.30pm


Along Came Polly subtitled (12a)
Leicester Odeon  Thurs 25th March at 2.30pm


Return of the King subtitled (12a) (Lord of the Rings part 3)
Edinburgh Filmhouse Mon 12th April at 5pm
London - West End Odeon  Mon 29th March at 1.45pm


Cold Mountain subtitled (15)
Belfast Moviehouse Cinema Thurs 1st April at 9.25pm


School of Rock (12a)
High Wycombe UCI Sun 28th March at 10.50am


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


The Haunted Mansion subtitled (PG)
Belfast Moviehouse Cinema  Thurs 25th March at 3pm, 5.05pm, 7.10pm


The Missing subtitled (15)
Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)  Mon 12th April at 5.50pm, Wed 14th April at 1pm


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


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. "A gripping psychological comedy drama touches on love, faith, family and mortality".


Zatôichi (18)

In Japanese with English subtitles.  Zatôichi wanders through 19th-century Japan avenging the weak and oppressed with his razor-sharp samurai sword. A walking contradiction, he's a blind man armed with the skill and guile of a master swordsman. Art as action, action as art: it's blood-spattered poetry. With a body count.  "ARTERY-SPURTING VIOLENCE"


Note: Subtitled films can come in three formats:

1) Foreign language films, with English subtitles.
These can be screened in any cinema, and have English subtitles at all times, wherever they are screened (Examples: Passion of Christ, Amelie, Crouching Tiger etc).

2) 'Hard captioned' films.
Becoming quite rare nowadays, these can be screened in any cinema. Subtitles are etched onto the actual film print. Only 5 to 10 prints are produced, Cinema chains share the prints, and 'tour' them around their cinema sites. A subtitled show usually only plays for one day, at one time, in each cinema. (Examples: The recent Matrix, Harry Potter, James Bond and Star Wars Films, and the upcoming Scooby Doo 2).

3) 'Digitally subtitled' films.
Almost every major film is released in this format, but only cinemas with digital subtitle equipment can screen them. There are currently 30 cinemas in the UK with these facilities. There will be over 100 by the end of 2004. Cinemas with this equipment can also provide an audio description service to visually impaired people - a narrator explains what's happening on screen, through personal headphones. (Examples: Lord of the Rings 1, 2 & 3, Along Came Polly, The Last Samurai, Cold Mountain, Master and Commander, Love Actually, Kill Bill Vol I, Finding Nemo and many more).


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

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

Almost 150 films have been released in the past few years with cinema subtitles and/or audio description.
Full list here:


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.

To be notified of new subtitled films, dates & times in your area every week, just contact us:
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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