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May 13, 2005

US CC: MoPix News from WGBH- May 13

From: WGBH - May 13, 2005

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MoPix News from WGBH- May 13

My 11 year old daughter uses the rear window captioning and LOVES it. Whenever a new movie is coming out we always check the mopix website. We have to travel approx. 45 minutes away to see the movie, instead of the 5-10 minute drive to our local theater, but she likes the captioning so much better. (C.P. via e-mail)

You now receive two separate e-mails from MoPix Central Command. One, which you should have received earlier today, 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, and other news we think you'll be interested to hear, like this...).

WGBH joined forces with Stevie Wonder last week to create the first audio described music video, for his new single "So What the Fuss" from his album A Time To Love. For more background on this momentous occasion, link to:

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

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith from Twentieth Century Fox Films (opening May 19)
(rated PG-13)

Kicking and Screaming starring Will Farrell and Robert Duvall from Universal Pictures
(rated PG)

Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons from 20th Century Fox Films
(rated R)

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)

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

House of Wax from Warner Bros. Pictures
(rated R)

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 thought we be able to report that more of these sites were up and running by this date, we know you're waiting anxiously. Rest assured that AS SOON as we hear one, two or all of them are up and running, we'll send out a special update(s). Thanks for your continued patience.

AMC Deer Valley 30, Phoenix
AMC Ahwatukee 24, Phoenix _ Up and running!
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 - Up and running!

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 - Up and running!

National Amusements Franklin Park 16 Cinema de Lux, Toledo - Up and running!
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Springdale, Springdale - Up and running!
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Dayton South, West Carrollton
National Amusements Showcase Cinema Western Hills, Cincinnati _ Up and running!

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

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


* Madagascar with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett-Smith from DreamWorks Pictures (May 27) (cc dvs)
* Cinderella Man starring Russell Crowe from Universal Pictures (Jun 3) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* The Perfect Man from Universal Pictures (Jun 17) (cc dvs)
* Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell from Sony Pictures (Jun 24) (cc dvs)
* George A. Romero's Land of the Dead from Universal 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)
* 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)
* Must Love Dogs from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jul 29) (cc only)
* Stealth from Sony Pictures (Jul 29) (cc dvs)
* Dukes of Hazzard from Warner Bros. Pictures (Aug 5) (cc only)
* Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo from Sony Pictures (Aug 12) (cc only)
* The Skeleton Key from Universal Pictures (Aug 12) (cc dvs)
* 40 Year-Old Virgin from Universal Pictures (Aug 19) (cc dvs)
* Red Eye from DreamWorks Pictures (Aug 19) (cc only)
* The Cave from Sony Pictures (Aug 26) (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)
* 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)
* In Her Shoes from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Oct 7) (cc dvs)
* Wallace and Gromit Movie from DreamWorks Pictures (Oct 7) (cc only)
* The Fog from Sony Pictures (Oct 14) (cc only)
* Doom from Universal Pictures (Oct 17) (cc dvs)
* Legend of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones from Columbia Pictures (Oct 28) (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 25) (cc dvs)
* Underworld: Evolution from Sony Pictures (Dec 2) (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)
* King Kong from Universal Pictures (Dec 14) (cc dvs)
* The Producers starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman from Universal Pictures (Dec 23) (cc dvs)
* Rumor Has It from Warner Bros. Pictures (Dec 23) (cc only)
* Fun with Dick and Jane from Sony Pictures (Dec 23) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* Over the Hedge from DreamWorks Pictures (May 19 '06) (cc with dvs tba)
* 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 (Jun 9 '06) (cc with dvs tbd)
* 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