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MoPix Update from WGBH- April 2-8

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  • Mary Watkins
    If you received this message via a friend or a listserv and would like to learn about closed captioned and described films directly from the Media Access Group
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      If you received this message via a friend or a listserv and would like to
      learn about closed captioned and described films directly from the Media
      Access Group at WGBH, please subscribe at
      http://ncam.wgbh.org/mailinglist.html
      Showtimes are also available at www.mopix.org and at AOL Keyword MoPix.  

      MOTION PICTURE ACCESS (MoPix) NEWS
      Week of April 2-8
      (Chicagoland location info only)

      WALKING TALL (like a) HELLBOY
      Walking Tall, from MGM, opens this week in select MoPix-equipped theaters with both closed captions and descriptions. Hellboy, from Sony Pictures, opens with closed captions only.

      LIKE KIDS, THEY'RE ALL DIFFERENT
      Sometimes we announce a new MoPix location is coming soon, and it stays "coming soon" for a month or more (we've receive early word of a new installation and we pass it along to you right away).

      Houston, well, Houston is different. Houston's AMC Willowbrook and the AMC Studio will both equipped with Rear Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical within days. We welcome them to the MoPix family, and we hope that movie patrons in the area will be thrilled at this relatively "overnight" access to movies. Stay tuned for info about the first accessible films at these locations in next week's update!

      UPDATE ON OTHER MOPIX INSTALLATIONS

      Washington, D.C. Area:
      AMC Potomac Mills 18, Woodbridge, VA - Now open for MoPix business
      AMC Hoffman Center, Alexandria, VA - Installation in progress
      AMC Union Station, D.C. - Installation in progress
      AMC Mazza Gallerie, D.C. - Installation in progress
      Loews Georgetown, D.C. - Electricians came, saw and connected wires. We're close!
      Loews Rio, Gaithersburg, MD - See Loews Georgetown, above.

      Texas:
      AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston - Coming soon
      New to list: AMC Studio 30, Houston - Coming soon
      AMC Valley View 16, Dallas, TX - Coming in May!

      Memphis, TN
      Malco Paridiso - Coming in May!

      ROADMAP TO MOVIE ACCESS
      Read an interview with Omaha's star advocate Bob Burns who raised half the
      money for a MoPix installation (AMC Theatres matched the funds), available
      in text online at the MoPix site:
      http://ncam.wgbh.org/mopix/roadmap.html

      NOW PLAYING
      Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system, and
      audio descriptions utilizing the DVS Theatrical System. Plot summaries of the films are available at the MoPix Web site, www.mopix.org.

      Walking Tall starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson from MGM
      (rated PG-13)

      Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and
      Freddie Prinze Jr, from Warner Bros. Pictures
      (rated PG)

      Young Black Stallion (large format release) from Buena Vista Pictures
      (rated G)

      Available with descriptions using the DVS Theatrical system (the film has on-screen subtitles which are read by a second narrator):

      The Passion of the Christ directed by Mel Gibson from Newmarket Films
      (rated R)

      Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system:

      Hellboy starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and John Hurt from Sony Pictures
      (rated PG-13)

      Jersey Girl written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) and starring Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler, from Miramax
      (rated PG-13)

      Secret Window starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro from Columbia Pictures
      (rated PG-13)

      Spartan from writer/director David Mamet, starring Val Kilmer, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
      (rated R)

      Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortensen from Buena Vista Pictures
      (rated PG-13)

      Starsky and Hutch starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson from Warner Bros.
      Pictures
      (rated PG-13)

      Miracle starring Kurt Russell from Buena Vista Pictures
      (rated PG)

      COMING SOON

      Debut dates noted below are subject to change by the studios. Additional
      titles to be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

      * The Alamo starring Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton from Buena Vista
      Pictures (Apr 9) (cc only)
      * The Girl Next Door from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Apr 9) (cc dvs)
      * The Whole Ten Yards starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry from Warner
      Bros. Pictures (Apr 9) (cc only)
      * New Title! Kill Bill, Volume 2 from writer/director Quentin Tarantino, distributed by Miramax (Apr 16) (cc only)
      * Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington from Twentieth Century Fox Films (Apr 23) (cc dvs)
      * 13 Going On 30 starring Jennifer Garner from Columbia Pictures/Revolution
      Studios (Apr 23) (cc dvs)
      * Envy starring Jack Black and Ben Stiller from DreamWorks Pictures (Apr 30)
      (cc only)

      More films...

      * New Title! New York Minute starring Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen from Warner Bros. Pictures (May 7) (cc only)
      * Van Helsing starring Hugh Jackman (X-Men United) from Universal Pictures
      (May 7) (cc dvs)
      * Troy starring Brad Pitt from Warner Bros. Pictures (May 14) (cc dvs)
      * The Clearing, starring Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe and Helen Mirren from Fox Searchlight Pictures (May 21) (cc dvs)
      * Shrek 2 with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy from
      DreamWorks Pictures (May 21) (cc dvs)
      * The Day After Tomorrow starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal from director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) (May 28) (cc dvs)
      * New Title! Soul Plane from MGM (May 28) (cc dvs)
      * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from Warner Bros. Pictures (June
      4) (cc dvs)
      * The Chronicles of Riddick starring Vin Diesel, Ja Rule and Judi Dench from Universal Pictures (June 11) (cc dvs)
      * Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones from DreamWorks
      Pictures (June 18) (cc, dvs just confirmed!)
      * Two Brothers starring Guy Pearce (Memento, The Time Machine) from
      Universal Pictures (June 25) (cc dvs)
      * White Chicks starring Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayons from Sony Pictures
      (June 25) (cc dvs)
      * Spider-Man 2, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, from Sony Pictures
      (June 30) (cc dvs)
      * King Arthur starring Clive Owen from Buena Vista Pictures (July 9) (cc only)
      * New Title! Sleepover from MGM (July 9) (cc dvs)
      * Anchor Man starring Will Ferrell from DreamWorks Pictures (July 9) (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff from Warner Bros. Pictures (July 16) (cc dvs)
      * The Bourne Supremacy starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente from Universal
      Pictures (July 23) (cc dvs)
      * Catwoman starring Halle Berry and Sharon Stone from Warner Bros. Pictures
      (July 30) (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * The Village, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) from Buena Vista Pictures (July 30) (cc only)
      * Collateral starring Tom Cruise from DreamWorks Pictures (Aug 6) (cc
      with dvs to be determined)
      * New Title! Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid from Sony Pictures (Aug 27) (cc only)
      * New Title! Resident Evil: Apocalypse from Sony Pictures (Sept 10) (cc only)
      * The Forgotten starring Julianne Moore from Sony Pictures (Sept 24) (cc only)
      * Shark Tale, with the voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro and Renee
      Zellweger from DreamWorks Pictures, (Oct 1) (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * New Title! The Grudge starring Sarah Michelle Gellar from Columbia Pictures (Oct 29) (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * The Incredibles, a Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios Film (Toy Story and Finding Nemo) (Nov 5) (cc dvs)
      * Alexander starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins from
      Warner Bros. Pictures (Nov 5) (cc dvs)
      * The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Michael Jeter from
      Warner Bros. Pictures (Nov 12) (cc dvs)
      * The Ring 2, starring Naomi Watts from DreamWorks Pictures (Nov 12) (cc only)
      * Surviving Christmas from DreamWorks Pictures (Nov 19) (cc dvs)
      * John Grisham's Skipping the Holidays, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis from Sony Pictures (Nov 26) (cc dvs)
      * Ocean's Twelve starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts from
      Warner Bros. Pictures (Dec 10) (cc dvs)
      * The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio from Warner Bros. Pictures (Dec 17)
      (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * Spanglish from Sony Pictures (Dec 17) (cc dvs)
      * Cheer Up starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Archer from Columbia Pictures (Jan 25 '05) (cc with dvs to be determined)
      * Constantine starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz from Warner Bros. Pictures (Feb 11 '05) (cc dvs)
      * Last First Kiss starring Will Smith from Sony Pictures (Feb 11 '05) (cc dvs)
      * Madagascar, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith
      and David Schwimmer from DreamWorks Pictures (May 27 '05) (cc with dvs to be determined)

      ... and many more to come.

      MOPIX LOCATIONS
      MoPix-equipped theater locations, films and showtimes, movie descriptions and more are available on the Web at AOL Keyword MoPix or at <http://ncam.wgbh.org/mopix/nowshowing.html>.  (It's always a good idea to double check films and showtimes by calling the theaters before heading out as schedules are subject to change. Also, please try arrive a bit early, 15-30 minutes if possible, to leave time for the visit to the customer service desk to get your Rear Window reflector and/or DVS Theatrical headphones.)

      Locations in the U.S.


      ILLINOIS

      AMC Cantera 30, Warrenville, 630-836-8265
      Auditorium 25
      CC
      Hellboy
      Fri-Thurs Apr 2-8: 3:30 6:30 9:30PM

      AMC City North, 2600 North Western Ave., (773) 394-1600 (2 films, pls read carefully)
      Auditorium 2
      CC
      Hellboy
      Fri-Sun & Tues Apr 2-4 & 6: 12:30 3:15 6:15 9:00PM
      Mon & Wed Apr 5 & 7: 3:30 6:15 9:00

      CC
      Secret Window
      Thurs Apr 8: 2:30 4:45 7:00 9:15PM

      AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, (312) 596-0333 ext. 0
      Auditorium 13
      DVS
      Passion of the Christ
      Fri-Sun Apr 2-4: 2:15 5:00 7:50 (+10:30PM Fri/Sat)
      Mon-Thurs Apr 5-8: 2:20 5:00 7:50PM

      AMC Yorktown, Lombard, (630) 495-0012
      Auditorium 6
      CC/DVS
      Walking Tall
      Fri-Sat Apr 2-3: 1:15 3:30 5:45 8:15 10:30PM
      Sun Apr 4: 1:15 3:30 5:35 7:45 9:50PM
      Mon-Thurs Apr 5-8: 2:30 4:50 7:00 9:15PM

      Crown's The Glen, 1850 Tower Road, (847) 729-7291 (2 auditoriums equipped, two filmes)
      Auditorium 1
      CC
      Starsky & Hutch
      Fri-Tues Apr 2-6: 12:10 2:40 5:20 7:40 10:20PM

      Crown's The Glen, 1850 Tower Road, (847) 729-7291
      Auditorium 2
      CC
      Hellboy
      Fri-Tues Apr 2-6: 12:20 4:00 7:00 10:00PM


      WISCONSIN

      AMC Mayfair Mall, 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa (414) 777-0467
      Auditorium 10
      DVS
      Passion of the Christ
      Fri-Sat Apr 2-3: 1:00 4:00 7:00 9:55PM
      Sun-Thurs Apr 4-8: 1:00 4:00 7:00 9:45PM


      --
      CREDITS

      Closed captioning and description of all 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 <www.mopix.org>, e-mail access@... or call 617
      300-3400 v, 617 300-2489 TTY.

      Thanks to AMC Theatres, Crown Theatres, Famous Players, Loews Cineplex, Malco Theatres, Mann Theaters, and National Amusements Theatres, IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres, Disney themeparks, Busch Gardens Adventure Parks, SeaWorld, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT the Hollywood studios and to all the movie fans out there.  

      - -
      Media Access Group at WGBH
      mary_watkins@...
      <http://access.wgbh.org>
      125 Western Avenue
      Boston, MA  02134
      617 300-3700 v/fax, 617 300-2489 TTY
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