Closed Captions and Movie Theaters - Jessica Flores
Closed captions in movie theaters... This is going to be a pretty lengthy topic but, I'll make it into two videos. So, let's get started. A lot of hearing people ask me, how do I watch movies when going to the movie theater. so I thought I'd make a video for those who are curious. And those who have not asked me yet. Most movie theaters nowadays... Not all of them... but most of them nowadays carry closed caption devices. The closed caption devices or the ones that I have used so far are the closed captioning stands and the closed captioning glasses. The closed caption glasses are a wide pair of tinted glasses that display the subtitles and it's attached to these wires that are attached to a box that you wear around your neck. Even though this sounds like a good idea, I have only used this device twice. And there are few reasons why. Number one. I get tangled up in all the wires that I need to wear around my neck when I'm trying to put them on. (Choking) Number two. I wear glasses. I mean I have my contacts in now, but I wear glasses. See... look at my glasses. And those of you that have glasses know how uncomfortable it is to have glasses on top of glasses on top of glasses on top of glasses on top of glasses. So if I run out of contacts... yeah. Closed caption stands. The device is a LED light screen that displays the closed captions. And it's attached to this long flexible pole. that you can insert into your cup holder. And adjust the screen wherever you want to see the closed captions. I use this device often.
However, there are a couple of downsides to it
One of them being the closed captions don't show up right away on the device. So I spend a lot of time before the movie worrying if the captions are going to show up or not.
There has been a lot of times where I've had to get up during the movie, when it just started or in the middle of the movie and go find somebody who could fix the captions for me
Some places forget to charge the device. So the closed captions will turn off completely. Would you want the audio turning off during the movie? Also the LED light screen can be a hassle to adjust depending on where you're seated. It's easiest to adjust the screen when you're sitting in the middle row of the movie theater. But those seats are also, the most impossible to get. So that means if I show up late and I'm seated all the way in the front row, I'm gonna basically be holding my caption device something like right over my face and it's gonna be blocking the entire screen. I've done it before. It's not cute. There are also some theaters that have open captioned movies. Open captioned movies are basically captions that are displayed directly on the screen. Just like if you were going to watch a foreign film with subtitles. Open captioned theaters are the jackpot! However, I have only been to one of them when I was younger. And I don't remember what movie it was but I remember just thinking that it was some kind of dream that I had. And I still think it's a dream because I'm never able to find any open captioned theaters available in San Francisco or the Bay Area.
New movie theaters need to start providing open captioned movies
But I'll explain more about the importance of them in the next video.
Anyways, I hope you guys learned something today
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