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January 6, 2006

US CC: MoPix Update from WGBH- January 6

From: WGBH - Jan 6, 2006

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MoPix News from WGBH- January 6

AMC Theaters is now listing it's accessible films and showtimes around the country each week on one easy-to-find and easy-to-bookmark page of it's site. See, we told you it was big news! Here's the direct link, enjoy the films at these 73 MoPix-equipped AMC locations!


Grandma's Boy, cc dvs, Twentieth Century Fox Films, rated R
A video game tester in his mid-30s has no financial choice but to move in with three hot babes— that's what he tells his friends, at any rate. In actuality, Alex (Allen Covert) finds himself living with his sweet and loving 80-year-old grandma Lilly (Doris Roberts), along with her two roommates: the "been there, done that repeatedly" octogenarian Grace (Shirley Jones) and the not-quite-all-there, overly medicated Bea (Shirley Knight).

Check out all the new titles added to the Coming Soon list of MoPix films down below. 2006 is sure to be another record year for accessible films!


AMC Randhurst 16, Mount Prospect, IL
AMC South Barrington 30, S. Barrington, IL
AMC Northbrook 14, Northbrook, IL
Loews Kips Bay Theaters, New York City (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Lincoln Square 12, New York City (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Magic Johnson Theatre-Harlem, New York City (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Rotterdam Square Mall 6, Schenectady, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Stoney Brook 15, Stoney Brook, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Town Square 9, Vestal, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Webster Twelve 12, Webster, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
Loews Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
Muvico Baywalk 20, St. Petersburg, FL (two auditoriums will be equipped at this location)
National Amusements Linden Blvd. Multiplex Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY (MoPix debuts this month!)
National Amusements Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica, NY (MoPix debut next week!)

Link to the full list of MoPix-equipped theater locations at


As several theater chains are now listing accessible films and showtimes on their Web sites, we want to take this opportunity to provide you with those site addresses. Helpful hint, some chains require you to know which theater in your area is equipped prior to finding the info on their sites. For a full list of MoPix locations, searchable by state, first go to and link to "View Theaters".

AMC Theatres:

CEC Theatres: (link to state, and then theater)

Clearview Cinemas:

Consolidated Theatres:, link to RWC/DVS on left side of home page

Crown Theatres:

Empire Theatres (Canada): (link to province, then to theater)

Loews Cineplex (US locations):

Loews Cineplex/Famous Players theatres (Canada):

National Amusements Showcase Cinemas and Cinema de Lux locations:
(link to state, and then theater)

Additional chains with MoPix systems are not yet listing MoPix-accessible film information on their sites at this time: Carmike Theatres, Celebration Cinemas (A Jack Loeks Company), Douglas Theaters, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres and Megaplex Theaters


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

Grandma's Boy from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy - rated R)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy, family, sequel - rated PG)

Fun with Dick and Jane from Sony Pictures
(comedy, crime, remake - rated PG-13)

Munich from Universal Pictures
(drama, historical - rated R)

The Producers from Universal Pictures
(musical, comedy, remake - rated PG-13)

The Ringer from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy, sports - rated PG-13)

King Kong from Universal Pictures
(fantasy, drama - rated PG-13)

The Family Stone from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(drama, comedy - rated PG-13)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe from Buena Vista Pictures
(fantasy, adventure, family - rated PG)

Memoirs of a Geisha from Sony Pictures
(drama, historical - rated PG-13)

Rent from Sony Pictures
(drama, musical - rated PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Warner Bros. Pictures
(adventure, fantasy - rated PG-13)

Walk the Line from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(biography, musical, drama - rated PG-13)

Pride and Prejudice from Universal Pictures and Focus Features
(romance - rated PG)

Chicken Little, an animated film from Buena Vista Pictures
(animated, children's, comedy - rated G)

Now playing with captions only (DVS is not available for these films):

Good Night, and Good Luck from Warner Bros Pictures
(drama - rated PG-13)

Rumor Has It... from Warner Bros. Pictures
(comedy - rated PG-13)

Syriana from Warner Bros. Pictures
(spy, drama - rated R)


* Hoodwinked an animated film with the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close and Jim Belushi from The Weinstein Company (Jan 13) (cc only)
* Tristan and Isolde starring James Franco and Sophia Myles from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jan 13) (cc dvs)
* Underworld: Evolution starring Kate Beckinsale from Sony Pictures (Jan 20) (cc dvs)
* Big Mamma's House 2 starring Martin Lawrence and Nia Long from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jan 27) (cc dvs)
* Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth from Universal Pictures (Jan 27) (cc dvs)
* Roving Mars, a large format film from Buena Vista Pictures (Jan 27) (cc only)
* New title! When a Stranger Calls starring Camilla Belle and Brian Geraghty from Sony Pictures (Feb 3) (cc dvs)
* Curious George an animated film with the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke from Universal Pictures (Feb 10) (cc dvs)
* The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin from MGM/Columbia Pictures (Feb 10) (cc dvs)
* New title! The Date Movie from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Feb 17) (cc dvs)
* Eight Below starring Bruce Greenwood and Jason Biggs from Buena Vista Pictures (Feb 17) (cc only)
* New title! Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco (The Soprannos) from Sony Pictures (Feb 17) (cc dvs)
* Doogal from The Weinstein Company (Feb 24) (cc only)
* New title! Ultraviolet starring Milla Jovovich from Sony Pictures (Feb 24) (cc only)
* The Shaggy Dog from Buena Vista Pictures (Mar 10) (cc only)
* V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving from Warner Bros. Pictures (Mar 17) (cc only)
* New title! RV starring Robin Williams from Sony Pictures (Mar 24) (cc only)
* Slither from Universal Pictures (Mar 31) (cc dvs)
* New title! Benchwarmers starring Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Lovitz from Sony Pictures (Apr 7) (cc only)
* New title! American Dreamz starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid and Richard Dreyfuss from Universal Pictures (Apr 14) (cc dvs)
* New title! Accepted starring Justin Long (Dodgeball) from Universal Pictures (Apr 21) (cc dvs)
* The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks from Columbia Pictures ((May 19) (cc with dvs confirmed)
* Over the Hedge from DreamWorks Pictures (May 19) (cc with dvs tba)
* New Title! Little Man starring Shawn Wayans from Sony Pictures (May 26) (cc only)
* The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston from Universal Pictures (Jun 2) (cc dvs)
* 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) (cc dvs)
* The Fast and the Furious 3 from Universal Pictures (Jun 16) (cc dvs)
* New title! Click starring Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken from Sony Pictures (Jun 23) (cc only)
* The Inside Man starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster and directed by Spike Lee from Universal Pictures (Jun 27) (cc dvs)
* Miami Vice starring Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Colin Farrell from Universal Pictures (Jul'06) (cc dvs)
* You, Me and Dupree starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas from Universal Pictures (Jul '06) (cc dvs)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest starring Johnny Depp from Buena Vista Pictures (Jul 7) (cc dvs)
* New title! Monster House from Sony Pictures (Jul 21) (cc only)
* New title! Zoom starring Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette and Chevy Chase from Sony Pictures (Aug 11) (cc only)
* Children of Men starring Clive Owen from Universal Pictures (Sept 29) (cc dvs)
* New title! Open Season an animated film with the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Debra Messing from Sony Pictures (Sept 29) (cc only)
* Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg and Elizabeth Banks from Buena Vista Pictures (Oct 6) (cc with dvs tba)
* New title! Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman, written and directed by Sofia Coppola from Sony Pictures (Oct 13) (cc with dvs tba)
* New title! Grudge 2 from Sony Pictures (Oct 20) (cc with dvs tba)
* Flushed Away from DreamWorks Pictures (Nov 3) (cc with dvs tba)
* The Santa Clause 3 from Buena Vista Pictures (Nov 3) (cc with dvs tba)
* New title! Casino Royale, the latest James Bond film, from Sony Pictures (Nov 17) (cc with dvs tba)
* Deja Vu starring Denzel Washington from Buena Vista Pictures (Nov 22) (cc with dvs tba)
* Meet the Robinsons (Dec 20) (cc with dvs tba)
* The Good Shepherd starring Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro and Angelina Jolie from Universal Pictures (Dec 22) (cc dvs)
* All the Kings Men starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet from Columbia Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc with dvs tba)
* Bandidas starring Selma Hayek and Penelope Cruz from Twentieth Century Fox Films (tba 2006 debut) (cc dvs)
* New title! Idlewild starring Andre 3000 from Universal Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc dvs)
* Lucky You starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing and Robert Duvall from Warner Bros. Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc only)
* New title! Ghost Rider from Sony Pictures (Feb 16 '07) (cc with dvs tba)
* Shrek 3 from DreamWorks Pictures (May 18 '07) (cc with dvs tba)
* Transformers from DreamWorks Pictures (Jul 4 '07) (cc with dvs tba)


Closed captioning and description of 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 617 300-3700 v, 617 300-2489 TTY.

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617 300-3700 v/fax, 617 300-2489 TTY