Captioning Returns to Winnipeg Movie Theatre

After an absence of some months while the theatres updated their equipment to the new digital format closed captioning has returned to one location in Winnipeg.

The Cineplex Silver City location at Polo Park is the first to offer the new “CC Viewing System”.  All theaters within the location are capable of providing captions. The movie must come from the distributor with captions and that seems to be the norm now.  Renovations are underway at Cineplex Silver City location at St. Vital shopping Centre and the Cinema City location at Kenaston and McGillivray Blvd is to be upgraded to a first run theatre with captioning sometime this summer.

When contacted at the beginning of December the staff at the Empire Theatre at Grant Park indicated that they hoped to have their captioning up and running in the next couple of weeks.

I know that going to the movies is something that was just not possible for many hard of hearing people.  So now that the captioning is being provided I would encourage those who enjoy movies to try it out!

To see a list of films with captioning go to Theatre Accessibility

and enter your city and the date when you want to go.