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This soggy weather is perfect for watching movies.

We feel fortunate to have seen "Closer" with open captioning at the Mann Glendale Exchange 10 Theater at 182 N Maryland in Glendale.
Movies are so loud these days yet you can hardly hear the dialogue.

It's especially frustrating for the hard of hearing and deaf communities. Happily, Los Angeles has a few theaters showing films with open or closed captioning. This is the best option if you really want the full film experience as those "assistive listening devices" available at most theaters suck lemons at midnight. Half the time they don't work because the darned batteries are on the fritz or the volume's are too low. If theaters really want to improve the quality of the film-going experience, and fulfill ADA requirements, they should invest in more open captioned screening.

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There's plenty of folks who would appreciate the option, including aging baby boomers who sat by the speakers at one too many rock concerts in their youth. C'mon, even Pete Townsend wears a hearing aid.

Below is a list of theaters in the LA Area with captioned screenings. You can go to Fandango and National Center for Accessible Media for a current weekly schedule of films screened with open captioning.

Loews Beverly Center 13 8522 Beverly Blvd., Suite 835 90048

Century 8 North Hollywood 12827 Victory Blvd. 91606
Theater CC/DVS Film Showtimes

AMC 30 At The Block (near Los Angeles)

Auditorium 6
CC Million Dollar Baby Fri-Sun Jan 7-9: 12:15 3:30 6:45 10:00PM
Mon-Thurs Jan 10-13: 2:15 5:45 9:00PM

AMC Burbank

Auditorium 2

AMC Century 14
Los Angeles

Auditorium 11
CC/DVS Phantom of the Opera Fri-Sun Jan 7-9: 9:30AM 12:30 3:45 7:20 10:40PM
Mon-Thurs Jan 10-13: 12:20 3:45 7:20 10:30PM

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AMC Fashion Valley 18
San Diego

Auditorium 1
CC/DVS Meet the Fockers Fri-Thurs Jan 7-13*: 1:20 4:10 7:00 9:50PM
*Please call to confirm film and showtimes before heading out, 619 296-0333.

AMC Galleria South Bay
Redondo Beach
Auditorium 16

AMC Norwalk 20

Auditorium 13
CC/DVS Fat Albert Fri-Sun Jan 7-9: 2:00 5:05 7:30 10:15PM
Mon-Thurs Jan 10-13: 2:05 7:00 9:35PM

AMC Promenade 16
Woodland Hills
Auditorium 14

AMC Santa Anita 16
Auditorium #10
CC Aviator, The Fri-Sun Jan 7-9: 11:05AM 2:45 6:25PM (+10:00 Fri/Sat night)
Mon-Thurs Jan 10-13: 1:15 5:00 8:30PM

AMC Santa Monica 7
Santa Monica
Auditorium 3

Loews Cineplex - Universal City Cinemas
Universal City
Auditorium 5

Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood & Highland
Auditorium 1

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