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January 20, 2006

US CC: MoPix Update from WGBH- January 20

From: WGBH - Jan 20, 2006

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MoPix Update from WGBH- January 20

SPECIAL THURSDAY POSTING (for no special reason...)

Next week, National Amusements will be hosting media demonstrations (including a free movie screening!) of the Rear Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical technologies at four of their Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn movie theatres. As part of those events, they'd love to have some local users of the technologies attend to discuss how these systems have made the "magic of the movies" accessible to all movie fans. Taking part will help get the word out to other consumers that these innovative technologies are now available in their communities.

If you'd like to attend any of the following events, please RSVP to Brian Callaghan at National Amusements (see contact information below). The presentations/demonstrations will begin at the times stated, followed by a free closed captioned and described movie afterwards (Brian will let you know what the film will be when you contact him). If you're only able to attend the presentation (about 30 minutes), you'll be given a pair of passes to come back to enjoy a movie at a more convenient time.

Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 AM
Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Avenue, Holtsville, NY

Thursday, January 26 at 2:30 PM
Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, 159-02 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY

Friday, January 27 at 10:00 AM
College Point Multiplex Cinemas, 28-55 Ulmer Street, Whitestone, NY

Friday, January 27 at 2:30 PM
Linden Blvd. Multiplex Cinemas, 2784 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY

For more information or to RSVP for one or all of these events, please email Brian Callaghan at or phone him at (781) 461-1600 x 450.


In the last two weeks, AMC Theatres has announced 10 new MoPix installations in theaters in Texas. Check out the list of new RWC/DVST installs debuting soon that runs below. We could say something like YEE-HAW right now, but we're not in Texas nor do we own a horse, a lasso or cowboy boots, and so will have to settle for... Great News!


Underworld: Evolution, cc dvs, from Sony Pictures, rated R
Vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and hybrid Lycan Michael (Scott Speedman) must find the oldest immortal member of the vampire clan to explain the death of Viktor (Bill Nighy) before the vampires and Lycans clash with each other. A sequel to the film Underworld.


AMC Randhurst 16, Mount Prospect, IL
AMC South Barrington 30, S. Barrington, IL
AMC Northbrook 14, Northbrook, IL
AMC Grapevine Mills 30, Grapevine, TX (Dallas area)
AMC Irving Mall 14, Irving, TX (Dallas area)
AMC Mesquite 30, Mesquite, TX (Dallas area)
AMC The Grand, Dallas, TX (Dallas area)
AMC Stonebriar, Frisco, TX (Dallas area)
New! AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble, TX (southeast of Austin)
New! AMC Huebner Oaks 24, San Antonio, TX
New! AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston, TX
New! AMC Katy Mills 20, Katy, TX (west of Houston)
New! AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land, TX (southwest of Houston)
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)

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:

Underworld: Evolution from Sony Pictures
(horror, action, sequel - rated R)

Tristan and Isolde from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(drama, romance - rated PG-13)

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)

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)

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

Hoodwinked from The Weinstein Company
(animated - rated )

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)


* 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)
* When a Stranger Calls starring Camilla Belle and Brian Geraghty from Sony Pictures (Feb 3) (cc only)
* 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)
* 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)
* Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco (The Soprannos) from Sony Pictures (Feb 17) (cc with dvs tbd)
* Doogal from The Weinstein Company (Feb 24) (cc only)
* 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)
* RV starring Robin Williams from Sony Pictures (Mar 24) (cc only)
* Slither from Universal Pictures (Mar 31) (cc dvs)
* Benchwarmers starring Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Lovitz from Sony Pictures (Apr 7) (cc only)
* American Dreamz starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid and Richard Dreyfuss from Universal Pictures (Apr 14) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* 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)
* 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)
* Monster House from Sony Pictures (Jul 21) (cc only)
* 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)
* 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)
* Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman, written and directed by Sofia Coppola from Sony Pictures (Oct 13) (cc with dvs tba)
* 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)
* 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)
* 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)
* 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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Media Access Group at WGBH
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA  02134
617 300-3700 v/fax, 617 300-2489 TTY