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Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater

The Marquee Theater at Union South has added assistive technology in our facility, designed to provide accommodations to screening attendees with hearing and/or vision disability wherever screening content allows.

Assistive Screening Technology

Assistive Listening Devices
For screenings being projected through our DCP projection system, we have two pairs of USL IRH-280 headphones that feature independent volume control on each side, a 3.5mm jack to drive neck loops or direct audio inputs on hearing aids and implants, and DC & AC magnetic fields to drive automatic switching telecoils in hearing aids.

  • This equipment will work to provide volume amplification of all content projected through our DCP projection system.
  • This equipment will work to provide Visually Impaired Narration (VI-N) content when the film screening file contains this content.  Not all film screening content comes with VI-N capabilities.  Typically only the feature itself will have VI, but not trailers or commercials.

For events with 35mm projection, content coming through the non-DCP projector, or lecture content coming through a house system microphone, alternate Assistive Listening Devices are available to provide volume amplification.

Closed Caption Displays
We have four USL CCR-100 Closed Caption Devices that feature an angled flex-arm with a base and built in cupholder that fits into the Marquee cup holders.

  • This equipment will work to provide closed caption content when the film screening file contains this content.  Not all film screening content comes with closed caption capabilities.  Typically only the feature itself will have closed captions, but not trailers or commercials.

Open Caption Subtitles
Films screened from BluRays and DVDs will not contain VI-N or closed caption capabilities.  Volume amplification is available via Assistive Listening Devices.  Additionally, if the screening disc contains subtitles, these can be activated by the projectionist to display as open captions as long as we receive a request in advance of the screening start.

 

Assistive Content Availability?
As mentioned above, the functionality of this equipment is dependent upon film screening content and format.  Not all titles are encoded with closed captions and/or audio descriptions.  This page will be updated with information on upcoming screenings that offer assistive options.

 

How to Request Assistive Screening Technology
Patrons can request assistive devices from a WUD Film host and/or the projectionist upon arrival for a screening.  Devices will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  To request English subtitle open captions at BluRay/DVD screenings, please contact the projectionist in the projection booth 30 minutes before screening time so they may cue them up. 

 

Questions or Feedback?
Please contact us with any questions you have or feedback you wish to share at film@union.wisc.edu.

 

Upcoming WUD Film Screenings with Assistive Options

Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
FRI | 10/19/18 | 5:30pm | DCP
SAT | 10/20/18 | 5:30pm | DCP
SUN | 10/21/18 | 3:00pm | DCP

  • Closed Captions Available
  • Visually Impaired Audio Description Available
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available

Blindspotting (2018)
FRI | 10/19/18 | 8:30pm | DCP
SAT | 10/20/18 | 8:30pm | DCP
SUN | 10/21/18 | 6:00pm | DCP

  • Closed Captions Available
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available
  • Visually Impaired Audio Description not available for this title

Beetlejuice (1988)
FRI | 10/19/18 | 11:00pm | BluRay
SAT | 10/20/18 |11:00pm | BluRay

  • English Subtitles via BluRay Menu Available Upon Request
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available

MID90s Advance Screening (2018)
TUE | 10/23/18 | 7:00pm | DCP

  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available
  • Closed Captions and Visually Impaired Audio Description not available for this title

Planet of the Vampires (1965)
THR | 10/25/18 | 7:00pm | BluRay

  • English Subtitles via BluRay Menu Available Upon Request
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) with Live Shadow Cast at Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
FRI | 10/26/18 | doors open 9:15, screening at 10:00pm | BluRay

  • English Subtitles via BluRay Menu Available Upon Request