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February 3, 2006

US CC: MoPix Update from WGBH- Feb 3

From: WGBH - Feb 3, 2006

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MoPix Update from WGBH- Feb 3

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When a Stranger Calls, cc only, Sony Pictures, rated PG-13
A teenage babysitter (Camilla Bell) gets a phone call from a mysterious stranger, asking, "Have you checked the children lately?" Eventually the police realize the call is coming from... inside the house. Scary, scary, scary.


"Thank you so much for all you do to make the world a better and more accessible place for my children. My son is profoundly deaf and my daughter has a moderately severe hearing loss. They love going to the captioned movies. My son, who is a freshman, also has a real time captionist in his classroom instead of an interpreter. It's making such a difference for him and how hard to has to work to access information. We watch nothing but captioned tv. Through this they have access to vital information and to entertainment, which enriches their lives and gives them equal standing with their peers. I work as a district captionist, making educational videos accessible to my children and many others just like them all day long. As a professional, I know the amount of time and resources it takes to make things available. Thank you for leading the way in the world to provide access and to ensure that others have a mechanism for providing access. You are truly making the world a better place for my family each and every day!!! God Bless You!"

M.R., Mother, Captionist, Your Biggest FAN

Thanks to M.R. all of you who write in. We share your e-mails with our staff of caption writers and describers, and with the studios, movie chains and networks that make their movies and programs accessible via closed captioning and description. It means a great deal. So how about sending us a little note to let us know how things are going in Milwaukee, San Diego, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Stillwater, OK, Philly, Toronto, Windsor, Ontario and all the other MoPix cities?... post it to: And thanks!


AMC Mesquite 30
Auditorium 6
19919 Highway 635
Mesquite, TX
(MoPix system debuts with Hoodwinked, cc only)


AMC Randhurst 16, Mount Prospect, IL (system to debut this month)
AMC South Barrington 30, S. Barrington, IL (system to debut this month)
AMC Northbrook 14, Northbrook, IL (system to debut this month)
AMC Chesterfield 14, Chesterfield, MO (two MoPix-equipped auditoriums to debut in March)
AMC North Park 15, Dallas, TX (two MoPix-equipped auditoriums to debut in March)
AMC Grapevine Mills 30, Grapevine, TX
AMC Irving Mall 14, Irving, TX
AMC The Grand, Dallas, TX
AMC Stonebriar, Frisco, TX
AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble, TX
AMC Huebner Oaks 24, San Antonio, TX
AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston, TX
AMC Katy Mills 20, Katy, TX
AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land, TX
Loews Kips Bay Theaters, New York City (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Lincoln Square 12, New York City (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Magic Johnson Theatre-Harlem, New York City (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Rotterdam Square Mall 6, Schenectady, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Stoney Brook 15, Stoney Brook, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Town Square 9, Vestal, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Webster Twelve 12, Webster, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
Loews Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
Muvico Baywalk 20, St. Petersburg, FL (two auditoriums will be equipped at this location)
New! National Amusements Connecticut Post 14 Cinema de Lux, Milford, CT (MoPix to debut in March)

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, now owned by AMC Theatres (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

(list of currently available films now sorted alphabetically)

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

Big Mamma's House 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(comedy - rated PG-13)

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

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

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

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

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

Nanny McPhee from Universal Pictures
(comedy, family - rated PG)

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

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

Roving Mars, a large format film from Buena Vista Pictures
(space, documentary - unrated)

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

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

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):

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

Hoodwinked from The Weinstein Company
(animated - rated )

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

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

When a Stranger Calls from Sony Pictures
(thriller, horror - rated PG-13))


* Curious George an animated film with the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke from Universal Pictures (Feb 10) (cc dvs)
* Firewall starring Harrison Ford from Warner Bros. Pictures (Feb 10) (cc only)
* 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)
* Ultraviolet starring Milla Jovovich from Sony Pictures (Feb 24) (cc only)
* New title! Aquamarine from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Mar 3) (cc dvs)
* 16 Blocks from Warner Bros. Pictures (Mar 3) (cc only)
* New title! The Hills Have Eyes from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Mar 10 ) (cc dvs)
* 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)
* The Inside Man starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster and directed by Spike Lee from Universal Pictures (Mar 24) (cc dvs)
* New title! Ice Age 2: The Meltdown from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Mar 31) (cc dvs)
* Slither from Universal Pictures (Mar 31) (cc dvs)
* Benchwarmers starring Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Lovitz from Sony Pictures (Apr 7) (cc only)
* Lucky You starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing and Robert Duvall from Warner Bros. Pictures (Apr 7) (cc only)
* American Dreamz starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid and Richard Dreyfuss from Universal Pictures (Apr 21) (cc dvs)
* RV starring Robin Williams from Sony Pictures (Apr 28) (cc only)
* New title! Just My Luck from Twentieth Century Fox Films (May 12) (cc dvs)
* Poseidon from Warner Bros. Pictures (May 12) (cc with dvs tba)
* The Lake House from Warner Bros. Pictures (May 16) (cc only)
* 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)
* New title! Garfield 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Jun 6) (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)
* Superman Returns from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 30) (cc with dvs tba)
* 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)
* Lady in the Water from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jul 21) (cc with dvs tba)
* Monster House from Sony Pictures (Jul 21) (cc only)
* Accepted starring Justin Long (Dodgeball) from Universal Pictures (Aug 11) (cc dvs)
* Zoom starring Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette and Chevy Chase from Sony Pictures (Aug 11) (cc only)
* New title! The Messengers from Sony Pictures (Aug 18) (cc with dvs tba)
* 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)
* 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)
* Happy Feet from Warner Bros. Pictures (Nov 17) (cc with dvs tba)
* Deja Vu starring Denzel Washington from Buena Vista Pictures (Nov 22) (cc with dvs tba)
* New title! Eragon from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Dec 15) (cc dvs)
* Meet the Robinsons from Buena Vista Pictures (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! Hellion from Universal Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc dvs)
* Idlewild starring Andre 3000 from Universal Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc dvs)
* New title! Silence from Universal Pictures (tba 2006 debut) (cc dvs)
* 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