Free private subtitled screening invite

4 06 2010

The Walt Disney Company and IMS would like to invite you to a private subtitled screening of ‘The Prince of Persia’, an adventure extravaganza starring Jake Gyllenhall and Gemma Arteton.

The free screening will take place on Monday 14th June at 10.30am, at the Apollo Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London SW1.

Coffee, tea and pastries will be served, and we hope that some of you will be able to stay behind for a chat about cinema subtitling & audio description afterwards. Some feedback about how it’s all working would be very useful.

First come, first served – seats are limited. Please contact Derek (subtitles@yourlocalcinema.com) stating your name to confirm attendance, or for any queries.

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Free subtitled and audio described show: The Prince of Persia.
Date: Monday 14th June
Time: Arrival 10.00am for coffee, tea and pastries. Film starts at 10.30am. Film ends at 12.20.
Chat about cinema subtitling & audio description afterwards.

Address: Apollo Cinema, 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR.
Map (just to the left of Jermyn Street)

The cinema is located a short walk from many major bus interchanges on Haymarket and Piccadilly, the Apollo Piccadilly Circus is close to Piccadilly Underground Station which is served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines. Nearest train station: Charing Cross.

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Subtitled Prince of Persia trailer

Audio described Prince of Persia trailer

Disney Prince of Persia website

IMS (Independent Media Support Group)

Apollo cinemas

Subtitled cinema listings

Audio described cinema listings
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More information on access to the cinema.

Apollo cinema contact information:
Box Office: 0871 220 6000
Switchboard/Enquiry Line: 0871 220 6000
Email: piccadillycircus@apollocinemas.com
Website

The Apollo Piccadilly Circus 5 screen complex is the first new purpose-built cinema in the West End of London for over ten years, and is part of a £70million scheme set to enhance Lower Regent Street.

This cinema is equipped with:
5 state-of-the-art screens from an intimate 40 seats to a generous 168
Air-conditioned auditoria
Digital surround sound
Licensed bar
Licened auditoria
Full size reclining armchairs
Infra-red induction loop in all auditoria
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair spaces (2 per screen, except for screen 3)
The box office is accessible from street level with a lift giving access to all floors.

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Subtitled and audio described cinema enables people with hearing or sight loss to enjoy film presented in its original and best form – the cinema.

The award-winning, industry-supported ‘Your Local Cinema .com’ website & information service exists to create nationwide awareness of, and build audiences for, subtitled & audio described films & shows.

Cinema subtitles, displayed along the bottom of the screen, include the spoken text as well as descriptions of sounds such as ‘door creaks’, ‘footsteps approaching’, ‘gunshot’.

Cinema audio description is a recorded narration, delivered through wireless headphones, which explains, during gaps in the dialogue, what is happening on screen.

“It’s the accessible cinema experience: SEE the dialogue! HEAR the action!”

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In recent years, the progress made in the field of cinema access has been fantastic.

It is estimated that about nine million people in the UK have some level of hearing loss – one in seven of the population. Each year around 800 children are born in the UK with significant hearing loss while more than 700,000 people, including 34,000 children and young people, are severely or profoundly deaf. Some two million have significant sight loss and every day another 100 people start to lose their sight.

Before 2000, the only way people with severe hearing loss could enjoy cinema was to watch a foreign-language film. And people with severe sight loss would never dream of visiting a cinema.

Today people with any level of hearing or sight loss can enjoy the popular social activity of a trip to the cinema. Every week thousands of people in hundreds of cinemas nationwide watch the latest films with on-screen subtitles, and many listen to a recorded narration of the film (audio description) through wireless headphones.

Most UK cinemas, including all 3D and digitally- equipped sites, now have subtitle facilities, and more than 300 can broadcast an audio described soundtrack. UK distributors ensure that most popular releases – including 3D films – are available in both subtitled and audio described versions. Almost a thousand films have been made available to date.

Most suitably-equipped cinemas utilise their ‘access’ facilities regularly and every week there are more than 550 English-language subtitled shows nationwide, and thousands more audio described performances.

For people with hearing or sight loss, cinema is not the out of bounds social activity of the past, but is now a very accessible, welcoming, exciting, day or night out with family or friends.

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A selection of quotes and reports from people with hearing or sight loss who have discovered – or rediscovered – the joys of cinema-going, thanks to subtitles and audio description:

“Have you ever tried to lip-read a masked super hero or villain? Or an animated rat, fish, car or robot? Without subtitles we just watch the pictures and guess the story”

“I enjoyed A Christmas Carol a lot. I can hear well with my digital hearing aids, compared to many deaf people I know, but the unfamiliar, oldie-style Dickensian words would have been lost on me without subtitles.”

“My profoundly deaf mother had given up trying to lip-read movie stars years ago. At a subtitled show her eyes flickered into life. Two glorious hours and finally my mother and I have rekindled our cinema habit. She is now in her seventies, I’m approaching my forties. It May have been some time coming, but damn was it worth it!”

“My Granddad was a big film fan – Dad too – and I grew up with books and magazines on films and cinema in general. But being deaf, thanks to meningitis, I could never get the full cinema experience. My Granddad, also very deaf due to his advancing years, used to say it was better for people like us a hundred years ago when silent films were around as they had caption cards on the screen! I missed out on many films at the cinema, which I have since watched with subtitles on DVD. I believe that if my Granddad was alive today he’d be joining my Dad and me on our regular trips to the movies because captioned cinema has returned!”

“I know quite a few people who, like me, have become disabled in the prime of their lives. I served in Iraq, came home last year with permanent damage to my hearing. I can still enjoy music, it’s just not as clear as it used to be. I find I now read a lot of song lyrics! Never really bothered before. Same with films. I can still enjoy them with a little ‘assistance’. In this case, subtitles. I only go to the cinema now if the film is subtitled. Thankfully most are these days.”

“The cinema audio description experience is like listening to a Harry Potter audio book, but with all the actors voicing their own parts and with the addition of the film’s complete soundtrack – delivered in fabulous surround sound”

“After losing most of my sight four years ago I gave up on cinema – only to discover audio description some months later. I’ve since watched many more films. Watching ‘Avatar’ I felt just like one of the crowd, reacting with amazement just like the other people in the cinema. I actually felt like I had my vision back.”

“I have lost my sight. You think I can’t enjoy the cinema? Imagine the scariest film you know, only SCARIER!”

“Audio described cinema is wonderful, not just because it allows me to enjoy movies but to discuss them with sighted friends afterwards. Through cinema audio description, I have been able to follow up the recommendation of a friend who gushed about the beauty of the visuals in Volver. Conversely, I have been able to return the favour by plugging the striking images in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It doesn’t matter that I couldn’t ‘see’ them – the description was so vivid that I can still imagine Brad Pitt shooting into the ice, causing a puff of smoke to rise, or Casey Affleck in a rocking chair. When accompanying sighted friends, I can enjoy the car chase in Casino Royale and the decapitation by helicopter blade in 28 Weeks Later, relying on my memories of being a sighted gorehound.”

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Subtitled cinema!

Subtitled Sex & the City 2, Prince of Persia, She’s Out Of My League, Robin Hood, Tooth Fairy, Death at a Funeral, Nightmare On Elm Street, Iron Man 2, Back Up Plan and more…

FULL LISTINGS ON THE WEBSITE





Vote for subtitled cinema!

7 08 2009

Subtitled cinema – we need your vote – again!

Thanks to thousands of votes, the ‘Your Local Cinema.com’ information service has made it through to the finals of the National Lottery Awards (Best Arts Project).

Now we need your vote to win!

National awards can really help to spread awareness of subtitled cinema, so please VOTE.

The easiest way to vote is by phone (not text).
Just call 0844 686 8020
No need to speak – it’s automated! Hang up after about 10 seconds.

Note: Phone votes cost only 5p from a BT line. Calls from other networks may vary.

Or you can vote online here: copy and paste http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/award.html
Just follow the brief instructions on that link.

Votes must be in by midday on Friday 14th August 2009

So please VOTE NOW, and ask your friends to vote too. Please put it on your Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc! The overall winners will be announced during a special BBC National Lottery television show on Sat 5th September.

Feel free to drop us an email to let us know you have voted
COPY AND PASTE subtitles@yourlocalcinema.com

Please vote online AND by phone!
You can vote more than once, but please don’t vote TOO many times…
Voting will be regularly monitored for irregularities by the National Lottery Promotions Unit and the Electoral Reform Services to ensure a fair and efficient process.

Thank you!

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Why bother to vote?

Voting tells the Lottery board and the UK film industry that the work Your Local Cinema.com do matters, and should be continued.

Many votes will show that our service makes a real difference to people – it helps those with hearing or sight loss to enjoy the popular social activity of cinema-going.

National awards are a great opportunity to use the national exposure to remind the film industry that the ‘access’ issue needs to be kept high on the agenda. Progress has been fantastic, but more could be done – our goal is for EVERY cinema in the UK to have subtitle facilities.

Also, winning awards that are voted for by the public can help secure funding to keep the Your Local Cinema.com service going – funding runs out at the end of this year!
So we need your help.

Votes must be in by midday on Friday 14th August 2009, so please VOTE NOW, and please ask your friends to vote too.

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About the Awards:

The National Lottery Awards are about celebrating the difference Lottery funding has made. They’re an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK.

Your Local Cinema.com is competing against three other projects for the title of Best Arts Project.

National awards can really help to spread awareness of subtitled cinema so please vote!

Every vote counts, so we would really appreciate your support. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.

Thank you.





The ancient world in silent cinema

12 05 2009

University College London Department of Greek & Latin and University of Bristol Department of Classics proudly present

*THE ANCIENT WORLD IN SILENT CINEMA (2)*

An afternoon & evening of silent film screenings with piano accompaniment and related talks for silent films with settings in Biblical or Near Eastern Antiquity. As with the first screening of films set in ancient Greece & Rome which we held in January, almost all of the films to be screened in June are not available for purchase in video or DVD format, and are rarely shown in cinemas. They survive as viewing copies in film archives.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. ALL ARE WELCOME (no ticket required). For further details, go to Silent Cinema event.

Monday 22 June 2009, at UCL Bloomsbury Theatre:

(2-4PM) AFTERNOON SCREENINGS: PHARAONIC EGYPT, BABYLON & OLD TESTAMENT

(4-4.30PM) TEA/COFFEE BREAK

(4.30-6PM) SPEAKERS: David Mayer (University of Manchester), Margaret Malamud (State University of New Mexico) and Judith Buchanan (University of York)

(7-9PM) EVENING SCREENINGS: OLD & NEW TESTAMENT

ORGANISERS
Maria Wyke (Department of Greek and Latin, UCL) and Pantelis Michelakis (Department of Classics, University of Bristol).

supported by UCL Futures – Encouraging Innovation & Opportunities and by the Dept. of Classics and Ancient History (University of Bristol)





New cinema advert for accessible screenings

11 05 2009

A new cinema advert aimed at raising audience awareness of the availability of subtitled and audio described screenings at UK cinemas will hit the big screen next month.

You can view the ad HERE.

UK cinemas lead the world in making their sites accessible to people with disabilities. More than 300 UK cinema sites have facilities to provide both subtitled and audio described films for people with hearing or sight problems respectively. And the number of subtitled film screenings per month now stands at around 2,000 nationwide, with more than 700 films now available in accessible formats.

But despite this provision, levels of attendance of many screenings remain low. The new ad – produced by Creative Mwldan with the support of a range of cinema industry interests – is an attempt to address that, and is aimed as much at the friends and family of those with such disabilities and the disabled customers themselves.

Looking forward to the new ad campaign, CEA Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:

I am hugely grateful to industry colleagues for all of their support in bringing this advert to the screen. We very much hope that it will encourage a large number of customers with disabilities to recognise that the cinema is for them as much as it is for any other member of the public.

Welcoming this initiative, Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive of the Royal National Institute of Blind People said:

RNIB welcomes the launch of the cinema access advertisement as part of the continued efforts of the UK film and cinema industry to promote and increase access to films and cinemas for blind and partially sighted people. We look forward to continue working with them on this journey.

Jo Campion, Head of Campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society commented:

Every deaf child has the right to the same opportunities as a hearing child, and that includes being able to enjoy going to the cinema to see the latest films. The National Deaf Children’s Society welcomes the new cinema advert and hopes it will lead to greater awareness of the availability and importance of subtitled films for deaf children and young people.

Derek Brandon, editor of yourlocalcinema.com – the industry-sponsored website and information service for ‘accessible’ cinema – added:

This new advert will be viewed by thousands of people every week nationwide. Many people know someone with a hearing or sight problem and we hope that people who see the ad will inform others, creating awareness of the world-leading ‘access’ services provided by hundreds of UK cinemas.

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The UK leads the world in ‘accessible’ cinema. Most major cinemas now have facilities to screen the latest films with subtitles for people with hearing problems, and audio description for people with sight problems.

Most popular releases are available with subtitles & audio description ‘files’. These files can be used to screen shows on 35mm-based systems (installed in more than 300 UK cinemas), as well as on digital systems (installed in more than 250 UK cinemas). ‘Accessible’ shows are now a regular feature in hundreds of cinemas nationwide.

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“I served in Iraq, came home last year with permanent damage to my hearing…”
Click HERE to read hundreds of quotes and reports from people with hearing or sight problems who have discovered – or rediscovered – the joys of cinema-going, thanks to subtitles and audio description.

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ON THE WEBSITE:

Subtitled: Star Trek, Wolverine, Coraline, Hannah Montana, State of Play, Monsters vs Aliens, I Love You Man, Fast & Furious, Observe & Report, Let The Right One In and more…

Shows are added to the website when announced – view by film or location at Your Local Cinema.com

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Subtitled trailers:

New! Summer 2009 preview trailer! Star Trek, Wolverine, Transformers 2, New Harry Potter, Terminator Salvation, Observe & Report, Angels & Demons, I Love You Man, Fast & Furious, Race to Witch Mountain, Monsters vs Aliens, Marley & Me, Up (Pixar) and many more at Your Local Cinema.com

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About cinema subtitles & audio description.

“Fact is that as we age, loss of some hearing or sight is inevitable… Access to film via subtitles & audio description is something that we all may appreciate, eventually”

Cinema subtitles (properly known as captions) are displayed along the bottom of the cinema screen. They include the spoken text as well as descriptions of sounds such as ‘door creaks’, ‘footsteps approaching’, ‘gunshot’ etc.

Cinema audio description is a recorded narration which explains – in gaps in the dialogue – what’s happening on screen. It’s delivered through wireless headphones – only the wearer hears the audio description soundtrack. One blind cinema-goer has likened the experience to listening to a Harry Potter audio book, but with all the actors voicing their own parts, and the addition of the film soundtrack – in fabulous surround sound.

“It’s the accessible cinema experience: SEE the dialogue! HEAR the action!”

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Winner!

Your Local Cinema .com has won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Daily Mail Enterprise Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted! Coverage is HERE.

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Your Local Cinema .com is a non-profit group sponsored by the UK film industry.
Interested in part-sponsorship? Please contact subtitles@yourlocalcinema.com. View existing sponsors HERE.





The development of subtitles in cinemas

7 05 2009

A fascinating article has appeared in Eye For Film about the growth of subtitling in cinemas, and it’s all thanks to the efforts of Dean Rhodes-Brandon. He decided to do something about the lack of subtitles when he was only eight years old, after Chicken Run came out with subtitles – remember that one? I do, and couldn’t make the screening as there was only one near me and the timing wasn’t convenient. At the moment, many subbed films are shown at stupid times such as 10am on a Tuesday when I am at work. Hopefully, as Dean says, we will have glasses in the future enabling us to read invisible subtitles on every single screening.

Eye For Film : Interview with Dean Rhodes-Brandon





Changes to CEA Card scheme

17 04 2009

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If you’re registered blind or in receipt of Disability Living Allowance / Attendance Allowance, you can obtain a CEA card for £5.50, entitling you to a free cinema ticket for someone accompanying you to the cinema. 90% of UK cinemas support this scheme. You can download an application form HERE. Check if your cinema is participating in the scheme HERE.

There will be changes to the CEA Card scheme from 1 March 2009. All CEA Cards issued after 1 March 2009 will have a period of validity of one year, instead of the current three years. Additionally, a new set of terms and conditions will apply.

CINEMA EXHIBITORS’ ASSOCIATION CARD – NEW TERMS & CONDITIONS

General

1. The CEA Card is issued by The Card Network on behalf of the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) and remains the property of the CEA. Any participating cinema operator reserves the right not to honour the CEA Card or to retain it where they have reason to believe it is being misused or used outside of the terms and conditions set out in this document.

2. In applying for the CEA Card, a person is deemed to have fully accepted the terms and conditions set out in this document. Where a cardholder is suspected of wilfully contravening these terms and conditions, the CEA or any participating cinema reserves the right to retain the card pending further investigation.

3. The terms and conditions set out in this document, its use or concessions are not materially affected by the cardholder’s possession of any other disability- or age-related pass or permit.

Terms of use

4. The CEA Card will not be valid unless it displays a photograph of the cardholder. The Card is not transferable and only the cardholder shall be entitled to use it. Any participating cinema operator reserves the right to ask for some additional form of identification from the cardholder. Where it is suspected that a card is being used fraudulently, the cinema operator reserves the right to retain the card pending further investigation.

5. The CEA Card allows the cardholder to obtain ONE free ticket for a person to provide assistance required as a result of the cardholder’s disability during their visit to the cinema, provided that a full price ticket is purchased by the cardholder for the same film. In providing a free ticket for another person to assist them during their visit, the cinema is offering one way of meeting its duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for the cardholder under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.

6. The free ticket will be provided on the assumption that the person accompanying the cardholder is able to provide appropriate assistance. Illustrative examples of such assistance might include the ability to assist the cardholder in an emergency evacuation of the cinema, accompany and/or assist the cardholder in using the cinema’s washrooms and so on. For that reason the presumption will be that the person accompanying the cardholder should be aged 16 years or over. However the cinema operator reserves the right to make a judgement on the ability of any person to assist the cardholder during their visit to the cinema, and to refuse the provision of a free ticket where it deems it appropriate.

7. One cardholder cannot benefit from the free ticket provided to another cardholder. In all cases, one full price ticket must be bought for each free ticket allowed. The cinema operator reserves the right to make other arrangements for two or more cardholders attending the cinema together.

8. Use of the card is not limited during its period of validity, provided that on each occasion the cardholder observes the terms and conditions set out in this document.

9. Use of this card does not give cardholders any additional rights of entry compared to those enjoyed by non-card holders, apart from those set out in these terms and conditions. Use of the card will be constrained in terms of programming and cinema capacity for a cardholder as they are for any paying customer.

Period of validity

10. The CEA card is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue. This validity date must be clearly legible at all time on the card, as should all other information present on the day of issue. Cinemas reserve the right to not accept or to retain any Card where any details are no longer legible.

Renewal or loss

11. On expiry of the CEA Card, or where a card has been lost, or where it is no longer legible, a full new application, including the administrative charge, must be submitted to the Card Network.

Appeals

12. Where a cardholder has reason to appeal the limits placed on the use of his or her CEA Card, or to question the actions of a participating cinema operator, this appeal will be made in the first instance to The Card Network.

Further information

13. Further information on the CEA Card, including a list of participating cinemas, can be found at CEA Card





Your Local Cinema.com wins award

26 03 2009

The founder of Your Local Cinema.com has been honoured with the national ‘Daily Mail Enterprising Young Brits’ award. If you voted – thank you!

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling today presented the annual ‘Daily Mail Newspaper Enterprising Young Brits – People’s Choice’ Award to Dean Rhodes-Brandon, founder of Your Local Cinema.com – a not-for-profit cinema listings & information service for people with hearing or sight problems.

Thousands of people including readers of the Daily Mail newspaper voted for the twenty finalists. Winner Dean was a finalist in the ‘Teen’ category and his company Your Local Cinema.com received the most votes overall. The company runs an information service and website that exists to create awareness of – and increase audience figures for – subtitled & audio described cinema releases and shows.

The company has worked with the UK film industry, technology companies and charities representing people with hearing or sight problems to ensure that the UK leads the world in ‘accessible’ cinema. Most popular cinemas now have facilities to screen the latest films with subtitles and audio description (a narrated soundtrack) for people with hearing or sight problems.

Speaking at the event, Alistair Darling said:

‘I have been enormously impressed with the talent of the winners and the finalists. They have excellent ideas and also have the enterprise to develop those ideas. The enterprise, imagination and determination to succeed of these young people sends a clear message that there is a good future out there. It is all to play for.’

The event was hosted by the Institute of Directors and recognises young people who have turned their ideas into reality. Finalists had to endure a ‘Dragons Den’ style pitching process and a Q&A session from the high profile judges, including Make Your Mark’s chief executive Harry Rich; property investor and star of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire Caroline Marsh; Alex Brummer, city editor of the Daily Mail; Homeserve’s Richard Harpin and director general of the Institute of Directors Miles Templeman.

Chairman of the judges Harry Rich, chief executive of Make Your Mark, the campaign behind the awards, said:

‘It’s great to see people making it in these tough economic times and we hope this signals a bright future for British business.’

Secretary of State for Business, Lord Mandelson had this to say:

‘Enterprise and innovation are key to the UK’s future economic growth and success. The Awards are an important opportunity to honour inspirational young people who have demonstrated flair, determination and good business sense in making their ideas happen. I would like to congratulate all the nominees and wish them all the luck in their careers’.

Eighteen-year-old winner Dean – who is profoundly deaf – founded the popular Your Local Cinema.com information service & website whilst still at school. Today he runs the film industry-sponsored service with the help of his family, as well as finding the time to study at college three days a week.

Dean said

Winning this award will really help to spread awareness of ‘accessible’ cinema. It’s an especially important one because it’s voted for by the general public. It shows that my service makes a real difference to people with a hearing or sight problem. As we get older we may all lose some hearing or sight. We may appreciate services that can help us enjoy sound & vision!

For press enquiries please contact Dean:
dean@yourlocalcinema.com
Website

You can read coverage of the event online at The Daily Mail

Profile of Dean

Pictures from the event

and more pictures…

About the ‘People’s Choice’ Award:
The award was presented in memory of Make Your Mark Ambassador Rob Williams who died in an accident earlier this year. As an Ambassador and business-partner in a very successful venture Rob inspired many other people and was a finalist of the Enterprising Young Brits Awards himself in 2007.





Help improve subtitled cinema and win 5 DVD movies

20 03 2009

A message from Dean at Your Local Cinema.com

Your Local Cinema.com, the one-stop shop for ‘accessible’ cinema,
has made it to the finals of the Daily Mail Enterprise Awards.

Your VOTE is needed to help us WIN.

Why bother to vote?

If we do well in the awards, we are more likely to be able to to persuade our sponsors – the UK Film Industry – to keep our service running.

Progress has been great – more than 300 cinemas now have subtitling facilities, including almost all Odeon, Vue and Cineworld cinemas.

But even more could be done – there’s still not enough subtitled shows!

Voting tells the UK film industry that our service makes a real difference
– it enables people with a visual or hearing problem to enjoy the popular social activity of cinema going.

Also, it’s a great opportunity to spread awareness of subtitled cinema
nationwide and to use the exposure to remind the film industry that the ‘access’ issue needs to be kept high on the agenda.

And by voting you enter a draw to win five DVD movies of your choice from the vast LOVEFILM collection of 65,000 titles!

So we need your help please…

You are only allowed to vote once. To ensure that there’s no chance of multiple entries, you will need to register your email address at the Enterprising Young Brits website .

Scroll down to fill in two boxes:

‘User Name’ (just type anything you’ll remember)
and
‘Email Address’ (your real email address is necessary)

Then click the two boxes:
‘I am over 18′
and
‘Accept Terms & Conditions of Use’

Then click ‘Create New Account’

You will immediately be sent an email, to the address you gave, stating the User Name you provided and a password.

Highlight that password and copy it.

Then visit this website: Make Your Mark

Type in the User Name you created.

Paste in your Password.

Click ‘Log In’.

Click ‘Vote Now’

Scroll down to the bottom, and click the last little circle for ‘Dean – Your Local Cinema’ (that’s me!)

Click ‘Vote Now!!!’

And that’s it!

VOTE to enter the draw to win five DVD movies of your choice from the vast LOVEFILM collection of 65,000 titles. Please also remember to send an email to subtitles@yourlocalcinema.com with the word ‘VOTE’ in the subject.

Thanks very much!
Dean,
Your Local Cinema .com
VOTE: http://www.makeyourmark.org.uk/user/register

PS:
If you have trouble voting please let the people at Enterprising Young Brits know: eyb@makeyourmark.org.uk





Cinema disability access forum

7 11 2008

Film London would like to invite you to a ‘Cinema Disability Access Forum’ on Thursday 13th November at the BFI Southbank (NFT3), Belvedere Road, London SE1, from 9:00am 1:00pm.

The session will be primarily focused around Exhibitors’ Disability Access. This is an opportunity to share cinema access news, opportunities and best practice. The session will be followed by refreshments and networking opportunities.

Space is limited. Participation will be based on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to subtitles@yourlocalcinema.com stating your name, organisation and job title if applicable, so that Film London can cater accordingly.

Address: Belvedere Road, South Bank, London. SE1 8XT
Map

Train/Underground: Waterloo (South Bank exit); Embankment and Charing Cross (cross Hungerford Bridge to South Bank)
Buses: Routes 1, 4, 26, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521, RV1

Film London‘ is the capital’s film and media agency. They sustain, promote and develop London as a major international film-making and film cultural capital. This includes all the screen industries based in London – film, television, video, commercials and new interactive media.

Your Local Cinema .com‘ is a non-profit group sponsored by the UK film industry. They exist to create awareness of – and increase audience figures for – subtitled & audio described cinema releases and shows. Better access to cinema via subtitles and audio description is something that we all may appreciate, eventually. The fact is that as we age, loss of some hearing or sight is inevitable – we may all need ‘access features’ one day. Click here to read the latest articles on cinema access.