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April 29, 2005

US CC: MoPix News from WGBH- April 29

From: WGBH - Apr 29, 2005

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MoPix News from WGBH- April 29

"My husband and I loved 'Fever Pitch with descriptions!!' He keeps reminding me that the fact that we are Sox fans might add to the enjoyment! Thanks!" (from S.D., Worcester, MA)

You now receive two separate e-mails from MoPix Central Command. One, which you should have received yesterday, includes specific information about MoPix locations, films playing and showtimes at individual theaters. This News update contains only information about current and coming soon film titles, and updates on new MoPix installations (as well as the occasional quote, as you'll note...).

Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system, and audio descriptions utilizing the DVS Theatrical System.

XXX: State of the Union starring Ice Cube and Samuel L. Jackson from Sony Pictures
(rated PG-13)

The Interpreter starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn from Universal Pictures
(rated PG-13)

The Amityville Horror from MGM
(rated R)

Fever Pitch starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(rated PG-13)

Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah from MGM
(rated PG-13)

Guess Who, a remake of the film classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher from Sony Pictures
(rated PG-13)

Now playing with closed captions only (no descriptions are available for these films)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from Buena Vista Pictures
(rated PG)

A Lot Like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet from Buena Vista Pictures
(rated PG-13)

We understand most of the installations listed below will be up and running within the next few weeks. In some cases, the equipment is installed and theaters are waiting for the last components to arrive. As soon as we know more, we will share it, even it it necessitates a mid-week edition of MoPix News. Thanks for being so patient!

AMC Deer Valley 30, Phoenix
AMC Ahwatukee 24, Phoenix
AMC Esplanade 14, Phoenix
AMC Desert Ridge 18, Phoenix
AMC Arrowhead 14, Glendale
AMC Arizona Center, Phoenix

AMC Mission Valley 20, San Diego

Connecticut - First MoPix Systems in the State
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills, Manchester
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Orange

Iowa - First MoPix System in the State
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Davenport

Kentucky - First MoPix Systems in the State
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Stonybrook, Louisville
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas 16 de Lux, Okolona

Comcast 3D IMAX Theater, Jordan's Furniture, Reading
National Amusements Showcase Cinema West Springfield
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Randolph
National Amusements Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema de Lux, Millbury
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Lowell

Michigan - First MoPix Systems in the State
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Flint-West

New York
National Amusements City Center 15 Cinema DeLux, White Plains
National Amusements Island 16 Cinema de Lux, Holtsville
National Amusements College Point Cinemas, Whitestone

North Carolina
Consolidated Mayfaire 16, Wilmington - System now up and running!

National Amusements Franklin Park 16 Cinema de Lux, Toledo
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Springdale, Springdale
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Dayton South, West Carrollton
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Western Hills, Cincinnati

Rhode Island - First MoPix system in the State
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Warwick, Warwick

National Amusements Fairfax Corner 14 Cinema de Lux, Fairfax
New addition! AMC Tysons Corner 16, McLean - 2 MoPix systems scheduled for installation in Oct. 2005


* House of Wax starring Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton from Warner Bros. Pictures (May 6) (cc only)
* Kingdom of Heaven starring Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom from Twentieth Century Fox Films (May 6) (cc dvs)
* Kicking and Screaming starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall from Universal Pictures (May 13) (cc dvs)
* Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith from Twentieth Century Fox Films (May 19) (cc dvs)
* Madagascar with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer from DreamWorks Pictures (May 27) (cc dvs)
* American Gangster from Universal Pictures (Jun 3) (cc dvs)
* Cinderella Man starring Russell Crowe from Universal Pictures (Jun 3) (cc dvs)
* Lords of Dogtown from Sony Pictures (Jun 3) (cc only)
* Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 3) (cc only)
* Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jun 10) (cc dvs)
* Batman Begins from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 15) (cc dvs)
* Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell from Sony Pictures (Jun 24) (cc dvs)
* Dukes of Hazzard from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 24) (cc only)
* Fun with Dick and Jane from Sony Pictures (Jun 24) (cc dvs)
* Herbie: Fully Loaded starring Lindsay Lohan and Michael Keaton from Buena Visita Pictures (Jun 24) (cc dvs)
* Rebound from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jul 1) (cc dvs)
* Fantastic Four from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jul 8) (cc dvs)
* The Skeleton Key from Universal Pictures (Jul 8) (cc dvs)
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jul 15) (cc dvs)
* The Island starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson from DreamWorks Pictures (Jul 22) (cc only)
* 40 Year-Old Virgin from Universal Pictures (Aug 1) (cc dvs)
* Doom from Universal Pictures (Aug 5) (cc dvs)
* Must Love Dogs from Warner Bros. Pictures (Aug 5) (cc only)
* Red Eye from DreamWorks Pictures (Aug 5) (cc only)
* Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo from Sony Pictures (Aug 12) (cc only)
* The Perfect Man from Universal Pictures (Aug 12) (cc dvs)
* The Cave from Sony Pictures (Aug 19) (cc only)
* Exorcism of Emily Rose from Sony Pictures (Sept 9) (cc only)
* Just Like Heaven from DreamWorks Pictures (Sept 16) (cc only)
* Syriana from Warner Bros. Pictures (Sept 16) (cc only)
* Legend of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones from Columbia Pictures (Sept 23) (cc dvs)
* Stealth from Sony Pictures (Sept 23) (cc dvs)
* Tim Burton's Corpse Bride from Warner Bros. Pictures (Sept 23) (cc only)
* Oliver Twist from Sony Pictures (Sept 30) (cc only)
* Serenity from Universal Pictures (Sept 30) (cc dvs)
* Class Action from Warner Bros. Pictures (Oct 7) (cc with dvs tbd)
* The Fog from Sony Pictures (Oct 7) (cc only)
* In Her Shoes from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Oct 7) (cc dvs)
* Wallace and Gromit Movie from DreamWorks Pictures (Oct 7) (cc only)
* George A. Romero's Land of the Dead from Universal Pictures (Oct 21) (cc dvs)
* Chicken Little, an animated film from Buena Vista Pictures (Nov 4) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Jarhead from Universal Pictues (Nov 11) (cc dvs)
* Rent from Sony Pictures (Nov 11) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Warner Bros. Pictures (Nov 18) (cc dvs)
* Walk the Line (a biography of Johnny Cash) starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Nov 18) (cc dvs)
* Zathura from Sony Pictures (Nov 23) (cc dvs)
* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe from Buena Vista Pictures (Dec 9) (cc dvs)
* Memoirs of a Geisha from Sony Pictures (Dec 9) (cc dvs)
* Underworld 2 from Sony Pictures (Dec 9) (cc dvs)
* King Kong from Universal Pictures (Dec 14) (cc dvs)
* The Producers starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman from Universal Pictures (Dec 21) (cc dvs)
* Rumor Has It from Warner Bros. Pictures (Dec 21) (cc only)
* Annapolis starring James Franco from Buena Vista Pictures (tbd '05 debut) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Final War from Sony Pictures (TBD '05 debut) (cc with dvs tbd)
* 4 Christmases from Sony Pictures (tbd '05 debut) (cc with dvs tbd)
* In the Pink from Sony Pictures (TBD '05 debut) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Nanny McPhee from Universal Pictures (TBD '05 debut) (cc dvs)
* Prom Night from Sony Pictures (TBD '05 debut) (cc with dvs tbd)
* A Sound of Thunder from Warner Bros. Pictures (TBD '05 debut) (cc only)
* Cars, an animated film from Buena Vista Pictures and Pixar Entertainment (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles) with the voices of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Richard Petty (May '06) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Over the Hedge from DreamWorks Pictures (May 19 '06) (cc with dvs tba)
* Flushed Away from DreamWorks Pictures (Nov 3 '06) (cc with dvs tba)
* Shrek 3 from DreamWorks Pictures (May 18 '07) (cc with dvs tba)


Closed captioning and description of all films provided by the Media Access Group at WGBH, a nonprofit division of Boston public broadcaster WGBH. The Rear Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical systems were developed by WGBH to make feature films accessible the date films open in theaters nationwide— and during regular showtimes— to movie fans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or visually impaired.

For more information on the WGBH's Motion Picture Access (MoPix) efforts, including how to encourage a theater in your area to install the access systems, please visit, e-mail or call 617 300-3400 v, 617 300-2489 TTY.

Thanks to AMC Theatres, CEC Theaters, Clearview Theaters, Consolidated Theaters, Crown Theatres, Douglas Theatre Company, Famous Players, Gateway Theaters, Loews Cineplex, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, and National Amusements Theatres, IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres, Disney themeparks, Busch Gardens Adventure Parks, SeaWorld, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT the Hollywood studios and to all the movie fans out there.

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Media Access Group at WGBH
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA  02134
617 300-3700 v/fax, 617 300-2489 TTY