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Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater

Upcoming WUD Film Summer Screenings Caption Option

Summer 2021 Lakeside Cinema screenings at the Memorial Union Terrace will offer English subtitles via BluRay/DVD menu upon request (if encoded on the disc copy.)  To request, please contact the tech staff at the stage production area at least 30 minutes before screening time so they may cue them up. 

 

Upcoming WUD Film Screenings in the Marquee with Assistive Options

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WUD Film programming in the Marquee is currently on pause.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for screenings...we look forward to seeing you in the Marquee again someday soon.  Watch wudfilm.com for fall program announcements.  
Love,
WUD Film Committee

 

Assistive Screening Technology at the Marquee

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 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 for BluRay and DVD

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

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