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Any interest in the AMC Shirlington in Arlington? This theater is not metro accessible but is in a center with restaurants and shopping.


Requests have been submitted for two upcoming movies: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, and Fantastic Beasts. Requested Grinch at Regal Springfield, and Fantastic Beasts at Regal Fairfax. Waiting to see which theaters will get Ralph Breaks the Internet before sending in a request, and going to wait to see how the Nutcracker and the Four Realms performs at the box office before sending in any requests.

The Grinch Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers

Looking ahead to November. November has three family-friendly movies coming out, and it looks like all three will do well. Here's a closed captioned trailer for Dr. Seuss' The Grinch! Does this look like a movie you or your family want to see?

Check out the official The Grinch trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to The Grinch: https...

The prime time open captioned screening of Venom at the Regal Springfield tonight was a 100% sellout. Every single non-h...

The prime time open captioned screening of Venom at the Regal Springfield tonight was a 100% sellout. Every single non-handicapped seat sold. Mostly hearing people attended, though there were a few deaf there too. One deaf person came from Maryland. The picture below was taken at 5:15 pm earlier today. By 7:04 pm, every regular seat was taken. There was a brief problem with the open captions and they had to restart the movie with the open captions but otherwise it went well. What further proof do we need that hearing people will go to open captioned movies during prime times?


Miss any of these recently popular movies? Last chance this Open Caption Sunday at the University Mall in Fairfax:

Christopher Robin, 7:15 pm
Mission Impossible: Fallout, 7:00 pm
Ant-Man and the Wasp, 7:30 pm


We have confirmation of this Sunday October 14 open captioned screenings for Cinema Arts!


Arlington: update on the Ballston Quarter. Arlington Now reports that the opening date will now be October 25. Their art...
Ballston Quarter Delays Opening to Late October

Arlington: update on the Ballston Quarter. Arlington Now reports that the opening date will now be October 25. Their article mentions the "maze" people have had to go through during the construction, and the forced use of stairs, which means it was not wheelchair accessible during the construction. The construction is why we have not requested any movies at the Regal Ballston theater. After the Ballston Quarter opens, we will ask for a movie there on a trial basis. If this theater does well, we may be dropping the AMC Courthouse as it is the worst-performing theater so far in Northern Virginia for open captioned movies. The only other Arlington County theater we have not tried yet is the AMC Shirlington. However, Ballston has 12 screens and Shirlington has only 7 screens. Ballston is also metrorail accessible and Shirlington is not.

The developer behind Ballston Quarter is now promising a grand opening late next month, a minor departure from the September date originally targeted for the revamped Ballston Common Mall to begin welcoming customers once more. Forest City is now targeting Oct. 25 for the development to open its


Just checked Cinema Arts website. They have "A Star is Born." That means there is a strong likelihood that next weekend, the Open Caption Sunday will include an open captioned screening of "A Star is Born." If you have been wanting to see this movie with open captions, consider going to the Cinema Arts theater next Sunday.


Update on previous post: Had a response from AMC Hoffmann today! They will have Venom open captioned next Sunday the 14th at 3:45 pm. Waiting for it to be available online and we will create an event.


Neither AMC theater responded to the requests for Smallfoot or Venom. So the only open captioned movie in NoVA this weekend is "Night School."


Based on dcdm poll results, some of you want "First Man." Holding off on requesting it because we're waiting to see if the Cinema Arts theater in Fairfax will offer it as part of their Open Caption Sunday which is next Sunday. That will free up AMC Hoffmann and Angelika Mosaic for requesting "Venom" and "A Star is Born." The plan is Hoffmann for Venom and Mosaic for Star.

A request for "Venom" has been sent to AMC Hoffmann for either October 6 or October 14. This way it does not conflict with the family friendly "Smallfoot." So parents can take their kids to "Smallfoot" then hire a babysitter and go to see " Venom" without the kids!

Waiting to see which date AMC Hoffmann takes for "Venom." Then will decide what to do for " Star."


A request has been submitted for "Night School" next weekend at the Regal Fairfax. Won't know the time until next Wednesday. Looking at requesting Smallfoot at the AMC Worldgate, for the weekend after that.

Survey and Petition – D.E.A.F. Open Caption Movies


We've been organizing open captioned movie screenings for one year now. It is a lot of work. We don't mind the work, but how much better it would be if the movie theaters would just commit to regular open captioned screenings of all their movies! Then this work would not be necessary, and people who use open captions would have more choices instead of being limited to only the top-voted movies.

The Deaf Entertainment Access Foundation (D.E.A.F., get it?) has started a petition drive to try to convince movie theater chains to commit to regular open captioned screenings. For now, this petition drive is focused on New York City and the metro DC area. However, anyone can sign to show their support.

Here is the link to the petition: signing is easy! Just enter your name, email address, and zip code and click "Submit." Done in one minute!


Latest News  Survey and Petition September 12, 2018September 12, 2018 Fred Korman Dear D.E.A.F. Members, Please complete the survey and the petition below if you haven’t already. Thank you!


A request has just been submitted for The House with a Clock in its Walls, a family friendly film, for Saturday the 29th at Regal Springfield and Sunday the 30th at Regal Kingstowne. Hopefully we can get both, giving busy people options, but we don't always get our requests met. "Requested" events will be created.

We also hope to get it at the AMC Worldgate in Herndon but so far no indication that they will have the movie when it opens, so no request has been submitted yet for AMC Worldgate.


Flash mini poll! AMC Courthouse has said they are willing to offer either "The Nun" or "Peppermint" with open captions. AMC Courthouse can only do Mondays or Wednesdays. If we could get a time slot around 5 pm or later, which movie would you prefer at AMC Courthouse next week? See the comments for links to more information about the movies.

About AMC Courthouse: it is right across from the Courthouse metrorail station, on the orange/silver lines. It is in Arlington County. Currently this is the only theater in Arlington County showing open captioned films.


LAST CHANCE to see Crazy Rich Asians (still #1 at box office) , Incredibles 2, Mamma Mia, and Jurassic World with open captions in Northern Virginia!

University Mall
Incredibles 2... 7:30pm
Jurassic World 2 7:00pm

cinema arts:
Juliet, Naked 7:20
Operation Finale 7:00
Crazy Rich Asians 7:30
Puzzle 7:50


Planning for September. Have requested "Searching" at Angelika Mosaic for next weekend. Planning to request "The Predator " at AMC Tysons Corner for the 22nd (this will be the first time for AMC Tysons). Will also request "The House with a Clock in its Walls" at AMC Worldgate, Springfield, and Kingstowne.

Let us know what you want to see in theaters in September! See the post at the top of this page, and complete the survey...
DC Open Captioned Movies – Survey for September 2018

Let us know what you want to see in theaters in September! See the post at the top of this page, and complete the survey from DC Open Captioned Movies:

Your participation in this survey will help DC Open Captioned Movies decide what movies to request with open captions (OC) in September 2018. We've created a YouTube playlist listing the trailers for the movies in the survey. Several are captioned. You can watch the trailer for a movie if you have n...

How ‘Searching’ Creates Tension | Anatomy of a Scene

It actually came out this month, but in very limited release and is going wide on Friday August 31. This movie Searching:
Synopsis: After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.
We can't find a closed captioned trailer but here is a New York Times video about the movie that is closed captioned:

Does this look like a movie you want to see? If so, be sure to vote in the DC Open Captioned Movies survey!

A man logs on. Tension ensues. That’s the basic premise of the thriller “Searching,” which takes place on screens and devices and follows a father (John Cho)...

The House with a Clock in its Walls Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers

Coming out September 21, is The House with a Clock in its Walls. This looks like a family-friendly film.

YouTube video: (closed captioned)

Synopsis: In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award (R) winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Check out the official The House with a Clock in its Walls trailer starring Jack Black! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Th...

A SIMPLE FAVOR Official Trailer (2018) Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively Movie HD

Coming out September 14: A Simple Favor. Does this look like a movie you want to see? One of the characters is played by the same guy who was the love interest in Crazy Rich Asians. Here is the trailer (closed captioned)

Synopsis: A Simple Favor, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

A SIMPLE FAVOR Official Trailer (2018) Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively Movie HD © 2018 - Lionsgate Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Ci...


Summer is ending and we're looking at the September crop of movies to decide what to request. Even with eight movie theaters we can't request every movie because the theaters need to see decent attendance at every open captioned screening. So here is a running, continually updated list of upcoming movie releases that we have selected from the release schedule, with the link for a post about each one that has the synopsis and a captioned trailer. Like or comment on the posts so we will have a better idea of what you're interested in! It will help, too if your comments include which northern Virginia theater you would want to see that movie at.

August 31 - Searching
September 7 - Peppermint:
September 7 - The Nun:
September 14 - The Predator:
September 14 - A Simple Favor:
September 21 - The House with a Clock in its Walls:

THE PREDATOR Trailer 2 (2018)

Coming out September 14: The Predator. Does this look like a movie you want to see?

SYNOPSIS: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. (closed captioned)

Trailer 2 for The Predator Get the Preditor trilogy here:


Just found out the renovated Ballston Quarter mall will open in late fall. That means it will be easier to access the Regal Ballston theater. Ballston is on the metro orange and silver lines. Would you go to an open captioned movie in Ballston?

Peppermint Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers

Here's another film coming out September 7. Does this look like a film you want to see? Post in the comments, or select "like" (sorry there's no dislike) (captioned)

Description: Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force -- eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI -- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

Check out the official Peppermint trailer starring Jennifer Garner! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Peppermint: https://ww...

THE NUN Trailer 2 (2018)

Looking ahead to September, here is the trailer for "The Nun," which comes out September 7. Does this look like a film you want to see? Post in the comments or select "like" (sorry there's no dislike) (Captioned)

Description: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in "The Conjuring 2," as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

New Trailer for The Nun


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