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June 3, 2005

US CC: MoPix News from WGBH- June 3

From: WGBH - Jun 3, 2005

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MoPix News from WGBH- June 3

As we mentioned earlier in the MoPix showtimes update this afternoon, this week- Jun 3-9- is the last week for which WGBH will provide detailed film and showtime listings via e-mail and on the Web site. Read on for the original post that was sent to you on May 13 (the rest of the MoPix News for this week, including a long, long list of coming soon titles, runs at the bottom of this e-mail):

Hello to the thousands of MoPix movie fans out there. The team here at MoPix central command has an important announcement to share with you, so please do read on.

June 3 will be the last detailed posting by WGBH's Media Access Group of MoPix film and showtime information across the US and Canada. This activity, begun when there were 12 MoPix-equipped theaters, has grown over the years to include information for over 100 theaters each week. This is a service that WGBH has provided free of charge to the studios, theater chains, and to theater fans who now can enjoy over 60 films each year with closed captioning and descriptive narration.

We have long believed that the key to the growth of access to first-run films in theaters is the integration of access information-- notations as to what films are accessible and at what times-- in mainstream marketing efforts by the studios and theater chains. These include newspaper listings, Web sites such as and, signage at theaters and in any number of telecommunications and print advertising methods that the studios and chains create and use to attract patrons.

Each of the chains that we partner with on our MoPix efforts have been notified that we will, from June 6 onward, continue to list the available films, MoPix-equipped theater locations and voice phone numbers of theaters via the MoPix News e-mail update and the site. However, patrons will be looking to them to provide the specific film and showtime information for each theater location. Many chains now provide this information on their Web sites, and an increasing number are also making it a priority to note access information in these other forms of advertising. Major progress for everyone!

A note about the accessibility of theater chains' Web sites for users who are blind or have low vision: WGBH's Media Access Group has provided each of the major chains that have MoPix systems installed in one or more auditoriums with an "access inventory" of their site. This inventory outlines the major obstacles that users who rely on screen readers to navigate Web sites find at their sites. WGBH has offered our valuable Web accessibility consultation services to them free of charge to make their sites more accessible to all users.

Here now is a list of contact information for theater chains with MoPix installations, along with the level of detail they are currently providing patrons about closed captioned and described film offerings. The voice phone numbers for individual theaters with MoPix installations has been, and will continue to be listed on for easy access to your local theater's weekly information. We look forward to the continued growth, and increased awareness of, captioning and description for movies in theaters, and will continue to work with patrons, theaters and the Hollywood studios to realize that goal.

AMC Theaters (accessible film information for AMC locations in New Jersey and in the Washington, D.C. area is available online at AMC plans to have accessible film information at the remaining MoPix-equipped locations available online shortly.)
920 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
816 221-4000

CEC Theatres (accessible film information for CEC MoPix locations is not currently available at the chain's site,
Cinema Entertainment Corp.
Box 1126
St. Cloud, MN 56302
320 251-9131

Clearview Theaters (accessible film information for all Clearview MoPix locations is available at
97 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
908 918-2000

Consolidated Theaters (Consolidated does not currently list accessible film information on their site,, but the chain is working to enable such a system shortly.)
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 600
Charlotte, NC 28210
704 554-1695

Crown Theatres (accessible film information for the three Crown MoPix locations is available at the theater page level of
4 North Main Street
South Norwalk, CT 06845
203 846-8800

Douglas Theatres (Douglaas does not currently list accessible film information on their site,
Douglas Theatre Company
1300 P Street
Lincoln NE 68508
402 474-4909

Famous Players Theatres (accessible film information for all Famous Players locations is available at
146 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1P3

Loews Cineplex Entertainment (accessible film information for all Loews theaters locations, with the exception of the Loews Theater at Metreon on San Francisco, is available at (Note, most the Loews locations have Rear Window systems only, not DVS Theatrical systems)
711 5th Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022
646 521-6000

Malco Theatres (Malco does not currently list accessible film information on their site,
5851 Ridgeway Center Parkway
Memphis, TN 39120
901 761-3480

Megaplex Theatres (Megaplex does not currently list accessible film information at their sitge,

National Amusements Theatres (also known as Showcase Cinemas) (accessible film information for all National Amusements MoPix locations is available at the theater page level of
200 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02027
781 461-1600

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

Cinderella Man starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellwegar and directed by Ron Howard, from Universal Pictures
(rated PG-13)

Madagascar an animated film from from DreamWorks Pictures
(rated PG)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(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)

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

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

Lords of Dogtown starring John Robinson, Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger from Columbia Pictures
(rated PG-13)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants starring Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel from Warner Bros. Pictures
(rated PG)

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

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


* 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)
* 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)
* New title! The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin from MGM/Colubia Pictures (Aug 5) (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)
* New Title! Supercross from Twentieth Century Fox Films (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)
* New Title! The Transporter from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Sept 2) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* New Title! Roll Bounce from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Sept 23) (cc dvs)
* Oliver Twist from Sony Pictures (Sept 30) (cc only)
* New Title! Into The Blue from Columbia/MGM Picture (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)
* New Title! 2 for the Money from Universal Pictures (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)
* New Title! The Family Stone from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Nov 4) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* New Title! All the Kings Men from Columbia Pictures (Dec 16) (cc with dvs tba)
* New Title! Lucky You from Warner Bros. Pictures (Dec 16) (cc with dvs tba)
* New Title! Big Mamma's House from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Dec 16) (cc dvs)
* New Title! Cheaper by the Dozen 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Holiday 2005) (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)

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