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April 1, 2004

UK: The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings! April 1st, 2004.

From: Subtitles @ your local cinema - Apr 1, 2004

Hundreds of Subtitled Scooby Doo Too shows!
and many more subtitled films below...

"When 'silent' movies were replaced by 'talkies' over 70 years ago, people with visual impairments began to enjoy the cinema experience, but for those with hearing impairments, the loss of captions on the screen to explain the plot was the end of their cinema enjoyment. This year, over 100 cinemas nationwide will become fully accessible again for people with sight and hearing problems."


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The Weekly Subtitled Cinema Listings!
April 1st, 2004.

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Scooby Doo Too subtitled (PG)

Hundreds of shows nationwide:

Odeon cinemas.
Times announced on the website, as soon as they are known.

Aylesbury Bucks.    Thu 6 May
Bournemouth Dorset.    Tue 13 Apr
Birmingham Midlands.    Thu 8 Apr at 1.10pm 3.25pm  5.35pm 7.50pm
Brighton East Sussex.    Thu 15 Apr
Bradford Thornbury, Leeds.    Tue 4 May at 11.15am 1.15pm
Bridgend Glamorgan.    Sat 3 Apr
Bristol Avon.    Thu 8 Apr at 11.30am 6pm 8.10pm
Bromborough Merseyside.    Tue 20 Apr
Beckenham Kent.    Thu 22 Apr
Blackpool Lancashire.    Tue 27 Apr
Cheltenham Glostershire.    Tue 11 May
Chester Cheshire.    Sat 17 Apr
Coventry Midlands.    Sat 3 Apr at 10.45am, 1pm   3.15pm, 5.30pm, 7.45pm, 10pm
Dundee.    Thu 13 May
Dunfermline.    Tue 11 May
Edinburgh Wester Hailes.    Sat 8 May
Epsom Surrey.    Sat 17 Apr
Glasgow Renfield Street.    Mon 17 May
Guildford Surrey    Mon 5th April at 1.35pm    Thu 8th April at 9.30pm
Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire.    Tue 4 May
Hull.    Thu 6 May

London - Holloway.    Thu 29 Apr
London - Marble Arch.    Tue 27 Apr (all day)
London - Streatham.    Sat 24 Apr
London - South Woodford.    Sat 1 May
London Wimbledon    Mon 5th April at 12 noon    Tue 6th April at 7pm  Wed 7th April at 9.15pm

Leicester    Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Sun 4th,    Mon 5th April at 12 noon daily
Leeds Thornbury, Bradford.    Tue 4 May
Lincoln.    Thu 29 Apr
Liverpool Switch Island, Merseyside.    Thu 22 Apr
Maidstone Kent.    Tue 20 Apr
Mansfield Nottingham.    Sat 10 Apr
Manchester.    Sat 24 Apr
Nuneaton Warwickshire.    Tue 6 Apr at 8.15pm
Oxford George Street.    Sat 8 May
Southampton Hampshire.    Sat 10 Apr
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.    Tue 13 Apr (all day!)
Sheffield Yorkshire.  Sat 1 May
Taunton Somerset.  Tue 6 Apr at 12 noon
Wrexham, North Wales.    Thu 15 Apr


UCI cinemas.
Times announced on the website, as soon as they are known.

Basildon Essex.    Sun 11th Apr at 11.30am
Bracknell Berkshire.    Fri 9th Apr at 7pm
Clydebank.    Wed 5th May at 7pm
Derby.    Fri 23rd Apr at 7pm,   Sat 24th Apr at 11.30am,  Sun 25th Apr at 11.30am
Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird.  Mon 3rd May at 7pm
East Kilbride.    Fri 7th May at 7pm
Dudley Midlands.    Wed 21st Apr at 7pm
Gateshead, Newcastle, Metro Centre  Thurs 8th April at 8.10pm
Hatfield Herts.    Sat 17th Apr at 11.30am
Hull Humberside.    Thurs 29th Apr at 7pm
Huddersfield Yorkshire.    Tues 27th Apr at 7pm

London - Whiteleys Bayswater.   Tues 13th Apr at 7pm
London - Greenwich thefilmworks.   Sat 17th Apr at 11.30am
London - Lee Valley.    Thurs 15th Apr at 7pm
London - Surrey Quays.    Thurs 15th Apr at 7pm

Maidenhead Berks thefilmworks.   Sun 11th Apr at 11.30am
Manchester Trafford.    Wed 5th May at 7pm
Newcastle East, Wallsend, Silverlink.   Sat 1st May at 11.30am
Norwich Norfolk.    Sat 1st May at 11.30am
Portsolent Portsmouth.    Mon 19th Apr at 7pm
Poole Dorset.    Wed 21st Apr at 7pm
Preston Lancashire.    Sun 25th Apr at 11.30am
Solihull Birmingham.    Mon 19th Apr at 7pm
Sutton Surrey.    Tues 13th Apr at 7pm
Swansea Glamorgan.    Fri 23rd Apr at 7pm
Tamworth Staffs.  Thurs 29th Apr at 7pm
Telford Shropshire.    Tues 27th Apr at 7pm
Warrington Cheshire.    Mon 3rd May at 7pm
West Thurrock Essex.     Fri 9th Apr at 7pm


Warner Village (Vue) cinemas.
Times announced on the website, as soon as they are known.

Aberdeen.    Sun 2nd, Mon 3rd May
Basingstoke.    Tue 13th April
Belfast.    Sun 2nd, Mon 3rd May
Birkenhead.    Sat 17th, Sun 18th April
Bristol Longwell Green.    Sat 17th, Sun 18th April
Bury.    Sat 24th, Sun 25th April
Carlisle.    Thurs 29th April
Croydon Grants, Surrey.    Sat 3rd at 1.15pm, 6pm,    Sun 4th April at 1.15pm, 6pm
Edinburgh.    Sat 24th, Sun 25th April
Hamilton.    Thurs 29th April
Inverness.    Thurs 22nd April

London - Finchley North.    Sat 10th, Sun 11th April
London - Harrow.    Tue 6th April at 1.20pm, 6.40pm

Leicester.  Thurs 8th April at 12.10pm, 4.40pm
Leeds.    Tue 13th April
Livingston.    Tue 27th April
Manchester, Red Cinema.    Tue 27th April
Newcastle-under-Lyme.    *Tue 6th April   *check with cinema!
Portsmouth.    Thurs 15th April
Southport.    Tue 20th April
Staines Middlesex.    Thurs 8th April at 11.10am, 3.50pm
Worcester.    Sat 3rd April at 3pm, 5.30pm,   Sun 4th April at 3pm, 5.30pm
York.  Thurs 15th April


Cineworld cinemas.
Times announced on the website, as soon as they are known.

Ashford Kent.    Sat April 10th
Bexleyheath Kent.    Thurs April 8th
Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire.    Thurs April 15th
Bristol Avon.    Tues May 4th
Bradford Yorkshire.    Sat April 17th
Braintree Essex.    Tues April 13th
Burton on Trent Staffordshire.    Sun April 25th
Castleford.    Mon April 19th
Chichester West Sussex.    Fri April 23rd
Chesterfield Derbyshire.    Fri April 23rd
Falkirk Scotland.    Wed April 28th
Feltham Middlesex.    Friday April 2nd at 2.45pm, 7.15pm
Huntingdon Cambridgeshire.    Sat April 17th
Isle of Wight Newport.    Sun April 25th
Ilford Essex.     Tues April 6th at 2.15pm, 6.45pm

London Woodgreen.     Sun April 4th at 11.40am, 6.50pm

Liverpool St Helens Merseyside.    Tues April 13th
Luton Bedfordshire.    Wed April 21st
Llandudno Junction Conwy Wales.    Thurs April 8th
Manchester, Ashton Under Lyne.    Thurs April 15th
Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire.    Mon April 19th
Runcorn Cheshire.    Sat April 10th
Rugby Warwickshire.     *Fri April 2nd *check with cinema!
St. Helier Jersey.    Tues May 4th
Shrewsbury Shropshire.     Tues April 6th at 12.15pm, 8.40pm
Solihull Midlands.    Sun April 4th at 11.15am, 4.15pm
Swindon Wiltshire.    Sat May 1st
Wakefield Yorkshire.  Wed April 21st
Weymouth Dorset.    Wed April 28th
Yeovil Somerset.    Sat May 1st


UGC cinemas.
Times announced on the website, as soon as they are known.

Aberdeen.    Tue 4th May
Birmingham Great Park.    Thur 15th April
Cardiff.    Thur 8th April at 10.30am,    12.45pm, 3.10pm, 5.30pm, 8pm
Crawley, West Sussex.   *Sat 3rd April at 6pm, 8.25pm  *double check with cinema!
Didsbury.  Tue. 20th April
Dundee.    Sat 1st May
Edinburgh.    Tue 27th April
Glasgow Renfrew Str.    Thur 29th April
Hull.    Thur 22nd April
Ipswich Suffolk.    Tue 13th April
Middlesbrough.  Sat 24th April
Northampton.  Sat 10th April
Rochester Kent.  Tue 6th April at 12.45pm, 3.10pm
Sheffield Yorkshire.  Sat 17th April



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 a subtitled or described film is 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.


Starsky & Hutch subtitled (15)

Only at 'digital' subtitle cinemas.
Basingstoke Ster Century      Wed 7th April at 1.45pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
Colchester Odeon     Thu 1st April at 8.45pm
Gateshead, Newcastle UCI     Thurs 1st April at 8.15pm
Guildford Surrey Odeon    Fri 2nd April at 6.20pm
Kingston Surrey Odeon   Mon 5th April at 1pm, Tue 6th April at 1pm, Wed 7th April at 6pm, Thu 8th April at 6pm
Leicester Odeon  Thurs 1st April at 1pm and 6pm, Tue 6th April at 9.30pm, Wed 7th April April at 9.30pm, Thurs 8th April at 9.30pm
London - Leicester Square Odeon  Sat 3rd April at 1.15pm


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.
Click here for dates and times in your area:

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!"


More subtitled shows!

Welcome to the Jungle subtitled (12a)
London - Uxbridge Odeon  Wed 7th April at 12 noon
Wolverhampton Cineworld Wed 7th April at 7pm, Thurs 8th April at 7pm


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


Cat in the Hat subtitled (PG)
Cardiff UCI Sun 4th April at 12.30pm, Mon 5th April at 12.30pm

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


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


The Haunted Mansion subtitled (PG)
Kingston Surrey Odeon Fri 2nd April at 12.15pm
Sat 3rd April at 12.15pm, Sun 4th April at 12.15pm


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


Mona Lisa Smile subtitled (12a)
London - Uxbridge Odeon Wed 7th April at 8.30pm


Under the Tuscan Sun subtitled (12a)
Cardiff UCI Mon 5th April at 9.45pm


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)
This film is Japanese language, and will be shown with English subtitles wherever it is screened. Please check your local cinema listings for dates and times.  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 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, 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,  Shark Tale, Thunderbirds, Van Helsing and many more.
Full list here:

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



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. Over 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!

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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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ITFC - Independent Television Facilities Centre Ltd.
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