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May 26, 2006

US CC: MoPix Update from WGBH- May 26

From: WGBH - May 26, 2006

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MoPix Update from WGBH- May 26


X-Men: The Last Stand, starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(cc dvs)
A "cure" for the mutant X gene has been discovered, which threatens the very existence of mutants like Magneto and Professor X. The two leaders have opposing viewpoints on the situation: Magneto (Ian McKellen) insists on a violent revolution to stop humans from exterminating their kind, while X (Patrick Stewart) prefers tolerance and working with the government on a compromise. But the balance is shifted by the shocking return of Dr. Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), who appeared to die in a great flood at the end of X2: X-Men United. Now she's more powerful than ever as Dark Phoenix, and if Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) can't persuade her not to join Magneto's crew, a war could be at hand.


We'd like to say thank you to Universal. Having DVS on publicly released DVDs has made an impact in our family. We make sure to rent or buy DVDs released this way. Other movies we may or may not watch, especially if it is too difficult to describe the action to the member of our family that is blind.
D.K., via e-mail

For a full list of DVDs available with DVS tracks, visit this page of the Media Access Group's Web site:


North Carolina
Consolidated Beaver Creek 12 Cinemas (west of Raleigh)
Auditorium 5
1441 Beaver Creek Commons Drive
Apex, 919 362-7342
X-Men: The Last Stand debuts with closed captions and dvs at this location this week
Fri-Mon May 26-29: 1:00 4:00 7:15 10:15PM
Mon-Tues May 30-31: 1:00 4:00 7:15 10:00PM


AMC 12 at Downtown Disney, Anaheim, CA (system to debut in May/June)
AMC Covina 30, Covina, CA (May/June debut)
AMC Ontario Mills 30, Ontario, CA (summer debut)
AMC Palm Promenade 24, San Diego, CA (summer debut)
2nd MoPix system to be added at AMC Mission Valley 20, San Diego, CA (summer debut)
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose, CA (summer debut)
AMC Rolling Hills 20, Torrance, CA (summer debut)
AMC Flatiron Crossing 14, Broomfield, CO (summer debut)
National Amusements Showcase Cinemas Southington, Southington, CT (July debut)
AMC West Oaks 14, Ocoee, FL (summer debut)
AMC Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL (summer debut)
AMC North Dekalb 16, Decatur, GA (summer debut)
AMC Barrett Commons 24, Kennesaw, GA (May/June debut)
AMC Southlake Pavilion 24, Morrow, GA (summer debut)
AMC Studio 30, Olathe, KS (summer debut)
AMC Newport on the Levee 2, Newport, KY (summer debut)
Celebration Cinema Lansing, A Jack Loeks Theatre, Lansing, MI (summer debut)
AMC Livonia 20, Livonia, MI (summer debut)
AMC Forum 30, Sterling Heights, MI (summer debut)
AMC Creve Coeur 12, Creve Coeur, MO (May/June debut)
Clearview South Orange Performing Arts Theatre, South Orange, NJ (theater debut scheduled for Aug/Sept)
2nd MoPix system to be added at AMC Bay Plaza 13, Bronx, NY (May/June debut)
2nd MoPix system to be added at AMC Empire 25, New York, NY (May/June debut)
AMC Kips Bay Theaters, New York City (MoPix to debut soon)
AMC Magic Johnson Theatre-Harlem, New York City (MoPix to debut soon)
AMC Rotterdam Square Mall 6, Schenectady, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
AMC Stony Brook 15, Stony Brook, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
AMC Town Square 9, Vestal, NY (MoPix to debut soon)
AMC Carolina Pavilion 22, Charlotte, NC (May/June debut)
New! National Amusements The Green 14 Cinema de Lux, Beavercreek, OH (August debut)
AMC Southroads 20, Tulsa, OK (summer debut)
Consolidated Providence 14 Cinemas, Mt. Juliet, TN (east of Nashville) (summer debut)
AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble, TX
AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston, TX
AMC Katy Mills 20, Katy, TX
AMC Hampton 24, Hampton, VA (summer debut)
AMC River Park Square 20, Spokane, WA (summer debut)

Link to the full list of over 250 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".

You can also search for captioned movies near you at

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)

Jack Loeks Celebration Cinema Studio 28/Michigan: (select Studio 28 from list of 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, 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:

American Dreamz from Universal Pictures
(comedy, satire - rated PG-13)

The Da Vinci Code from Columbia Pictures
(mystery, thriller - rated PG-13)

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(animated, family, adventure - rated PG)

Just My Luck from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(romantic comedy - rated PG-13

Poseidon from Warner Bros. Pictures
(action, adventury - rated PG-13)

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

RV from Sony Pictures
(comedy - rated PG)

The Sentinel from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(political, thriller, drama - rated PG-13)

United 93 from Universal Pictures
(docudrama - rated R)

X-Men: The Last stand from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(action adventure, rated PG-13)

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

Benchwarmers from Sony Pictures
(comedy - rated PG-13)

Scary Movie 4 from The Weinstein Company
(comedy, horror - rated PG-13)

Silent Hill from Sony Pictures
(horror - rated R)


The Break-Up starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn from Universal Pictures
(Jun 2) (cc dvs)
After their latest squabble, art dealer Brooke decides to break up with her boyfriend, Gary, who hosts bus tours of Chicago. But breaking up and moving out is hard to do, especially when the former couple's friends, family and even complete strangers offer their advice on how to deal with the situation. Eventually Brooke begins to think that maybe she doesn't want to leave Gary after all.

The Omen starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Mia Farrow from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(Jun 6) (cc dvs)
This remake of 1976's The Omen focuses on an American government official who begins to have the suspicion that his son, Damien, may be the Antichrist.

Cars, an animated film with the voices of Paul Newman, Owen Wilson and Bonnie Hunt from Buena Vista Pictures and Pixar Entertainment
(Jun 9) (cc dvs)
Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car, embarks on a trip down Route 66, headed to California and the big Piston Cup Championship race. Along the way, he meets Sally, a snazzy 2002 Porche, Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hudson Hornet, and Mater, a rusty tow truck. Together they help Lightning realize there's more to life than first place.

The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift starring Lucas Black and Bow Wow from Universal Pictures
(Jun 16) (cc dvs)
Street racer Sean Boswell is sent to live with his estranged father, a military officer stationed in Tokyo. Sean doesn't exactly fit in, until an American buddy, Twinkie, introduces him to the underground world of drift racing. In his first race, Sean unknowingly takes on the Drift King, a local champ with ties to the Yakuza, Japan's organized crime ring.

The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves from Warner Bros. Pictures
(Jun 16) (cc only)
A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) and a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves) begin exchanging love letters only to discover they are living two years apart.

Click starring Adam Sandler from Sony Pictures
(Jun 23) (cc only)
A workaholic architect (Adam Sandler) is faced with a dilemma: go on a vacation with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and kids or work overtime to land a high-profile design job. Saving him from making this choice is an eccentric Bed, Bath & Beyond product developer (Christopher Walken), who gives him a universal remote that allows him to rewind, fast-forward, slow down and pause his own life.

Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties, an animated film from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(Jun 23) (cc dvs)
Garfield (Bill Murray) follows his owner, Jon (Breckin Meyer), to England, where he's mistaken for a lookalike regal cat who has inherited a castle. Garfield loves the royal treatment afforded by his loyal subjects, but when the evil Lord Dargis learns of the deception, he sets out to expose the furry impostor and turn the castle into a tourist resort.

Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway from Twentieth Century Fox Films
(Jun 30) (cc dvs)
Andrea Sachs, a small-town woman (Anne Hathaway), gets a job working in New York City for Runway fashion magazine, where she has to cope with a high-powered, dictatorial editor, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).

Superman Returns starring Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey from Warner Bros. Pictures
(Jun 30) (cc dvs)
After a mysterious absence, Superman (Brandon Routh) returns to Earth only to find that his beloved Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with her life. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel's nemesis, Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey), is ready to hatch a plot that will render Superman powerless forever.

Little Man starring the Wayans Brothers from Sony Pictures
(Jul 5) (cc only)
A man mistakes a short, baby-faced criminal for his newly adopted son. Starring the Wayans Brothers and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest starring Johnny Depp from Buena Vista Pictures
(Jul 7) (cc dvs)
Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow and must once again get out of hot water. It turns out, Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones (Bill Nighy),captain of the dreaded Flying Dutchman. He threatens to curse Jack to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation if he can't pay up. Soon-to-be-married Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) get mixed up in the mess and misadventures.


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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