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LETTER: Captioned movies in Carbondale

Recently I went to see a movie in English for the first time in 25 years. You see, after I became hearing impaired I was not able to understand what was said. I could only understand foreign movies with subtitles.

Imagine my delight when I was informed that the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale was planning to show its movies every Sunday at 2 p.m. with captions for the hearing impaired.

Kudos to Bob and Kathy Ezra for taking this extraordinary and caring step that will include many elderly who stopped going to the movies because although they can still hear, they can no longer understand everything that is being said.

I was lucky that the first movie shown this past Sunday was “Nebraska,” which happens to be a beautiful and touching story. I had a chance to speak to several normal-hearing people who told me that the captions did not bother them at all. So everybody was happy.

To ensure that the movie you want to see comes with captions it is advisable to check beforehand at http://www.crystaltheatrecarbondale.com

Renata Scheder-Bieschin


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