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Here's the latest news on theater captioning

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it clear that movie theaters are a place of public accommodation and should provide the accommodations needed by people with disabilities, including people with hearing loss. Theaters are required to provide assistive listening devices and have worked to comply with that regulation for many years. However, until recently theater owners have successfully contended they were not required to provide captioned movies.

In April, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does require movie theaters to show closed-captioned movies unless doing so would constitute an "undue burden." Then in July, 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that made it clear closed captioning of movies would be considered a reasonable accommodation. At the same time, theaters had begun the process of installing digital movie systems. With the installation of digital technology, providing closed captioning in the theater becomes more affordable as well as technically achievable. We expect to see more and more captioning of movies as digital technology is rolled out in theaters across the country.

FIVE theaters in the state of CT - are showing captioned FILMS (Regal expects to add Stratford Theater shortly):

Regal Branford Stadium: Located in Branford
Crown Palace: Located in Waterbury and Trumbull
Regal Brass Mill Stadium: Located in Waterbury
Regal Waterford: Located in Waterford


3 theaters in area (New Haven and Fairfield Counties)
have captioned PLAYS


Yale Repertory Theatre
Westport Country Playhouse
Wilton Playshop


YALE REPERTORY THEATRE
OPEN CAPTIONED Performances

NOTE: All performances are at the Yale Repertory Theatre location (1120 Chapel)

All curtains are at 2 PM

WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE ON OCCASION HAS CAPTIONED PLAYS SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(Rorbert Benson Photography 2005)
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WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE

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