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Omniplex to start weekly subtitled screenings!

Uploaded: 6th August 2015


DeafHear: Omniplex Cinemas to start weekly screenings. 2015

Omniplex Cinemas, Ireland’s largest cinema chain have just announced that 22 sites around the country will shortly begin screening subtitled movies every Monday evening for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and for kid’s on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Omniplex, Ireland’s largest cinema chain, has announced that from next week (August 10th) it will commence weekly subtitled films for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people; as well as sensory screenings for children with autism. The initiative will commence across all 22 of Omniplex’s cinemas and is designed as part of the company’s social responsibility programme aimed at providing access to the cinema for people with disabilities.

Mark Anderson, Operations Director Omniplex Cinemas, says: “We have received a number of requests from customers for subtitled films and been keen to cater for this demand for some time. We believe very strongly that cinema should be accessible for all and anyone with a disability should be able to see a newly released movie, with as much freedom as possible. We recently introduced free cinema tickets for carers and the addition of subtitled / sensory screenings is the next step towards making Omniplex Cinemas the most accessible cinema chain in Ireland.”

The evening programme commences on the on Monday 10th August with subtitled screenings of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION.

The kids’ programme commences with Early Bird screenings of Disney Pixar’s ‘INSIDE OUT’ on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August. These will be joint subtitled and sensory screenings, so that they can be enjoyed by children with hearing loss and those with autism.

Show times will vary slightly between cinemas. The Monday evening screenings will take place from 6pm to 7pm., while the Early Bird screenings will take place between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Omniplex was recently in consultation with the Irish Deaf Society and DeafHear to ask to when to screen films and what genres their members would like. Anderson adds: “the response we got is that Deaf or Hard of Hearing customers like action films, so what better film to start with than an explosive blockbuster such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.”

All 22 Omniplex cinemas already operate Hearing Loops for users of hearing aids.

For full listings information or to book a film please see Omniplex’s website. Future movies that will screened in subtitles will be announced in Omniplex’s Facebook page or on the website YourLocalCinema.com.

DeafHear congratulates Omniplex on their initiative, which will for the first time enable Deaf and Hard of Hearing people from all around the country to enjoy a trip to the cinema in their local area.

 

    


 

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