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The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS - By PHIL CREIGHTON By PHIL CREIGHTON

A DEAF teen’s dis­ap­point­ment over a botched show­ing of Star Wars has turned to joy af­ter the cin­ema promised to make

The in­ci­dent took place on amends. the A4 Bath Road on Tues­day, De­cem­ber The young­ster 5. A car and had booked mo­tor­cy­cle for one of Vue which Cin­ema’ s was be­ing spe­cial rid­den sub ti­tled by show­ing son-duty po­lice of The of­fi­cer Last PCJedi,Jame­sand Dixon­had an­col­lided.e-ticket that con­firmed San­dra B lund en this ar­range­ment. said that But her when mother, the 91- mo vie year-old started Gla­dys there were Good win, no sub­ti­tles. was a “fun-Her lov­ing friend jolly queried lady that this with ev­ery­one the Read­ing loved cin­ema as soon staff as they who metare al­leged­her”. to have told them that She Star added: Wars“Mum had and been I used such to a have box reg­u­lar of­fice smash monthly that trips the to Christchurch cap­tions were in re­moved. which we met up But with thanks friends to and The had Wok­ing­ham lots of laughs. Pa­per’ s She in­volve­ment, never wanted them the to cin­ema end but has I used been to in tell touch her that with we the are teenager’ s com­ing fam­ily back into a few ar­range weeks’ a spe­cial time cap­tioned and that screen­ing. was okay then.The Wok­ing­ham teenager’s mother“We were–to­gether who wanted nearly all to hours re­main of anony­mous every­day.–said :“Our daugh­ter and her friend are pro­foundly deaf. They re­ally wanted“I will be to com­pletely see The Last lostJedi, with­out and were her. ex­cited She was that full Vue of were fun and do­ing laugh­ter a sub ti­tled and never show­ing. had“We a bad booked word to say. tick­ets well in “ad­vanceMu­malso– as I ex­pect did leavesother be­hind­mem­bersa of the lo­cal son, deaf brother, com­mu­nity. This is great cousin, be­cause two with­out the sub­ti­tles grand­chil­dren, they can’ t ac­cess films. which“Imag­ine were my the girls’ chil­dren, dis­ap­point­ment and then, when two there great were no sub­ti­tles in­sight. grand sons. My friend quickly got up out of her“She seat will and be went now and be spoke to a re united mem­ber with of staff, her who other ex­plained grand son ,‘ Star Wars Tom, has and been hus­band, pop­u­lar so Joe.wechanged it’.”

“The I will mother re­mem­ber said her that as the her per­fect daugh­ter Mum wanted that ev­ery­body to see the film would so much want .” that she stayed, even though And the she widow couldn’ t of PC hear James the Dixon­di­a­logue.said:Her“James,frien­dor­wen­tDix­iehome.as he“was We bet­ter are deeply known shocked by many, at waswhata fan­tas­tic this in­ci­dent hus­band, seems son, to brother, say about friend Vue’ s and col­league. at­ti­tude to ac­ces­si­ble“Words can not show­ings de­scribe and the the loss needs that of peo­ple we all feel with right dis­abil­i­ties. now. He“not This only sug­gests was a great an guy ut­terly but he to­ken is tic was one at­ti­tude of the proud est to the needs po­lice of­fi­cers around. of dis­abled peo­ple which is to­tally out of step with so­ci­ety to­day.”“We will never be able to fill the How­ever, hole that heVue­leave­shas be­hind, promised to fix but the he sit­u­a­tion. will for­ever be in our

A hearts spokesper­son and mem­o­ries for for the cin­ema, ever and in al­ways .” The Or­a­cle shop­ping cen­tre, Flags said: at Thames “‘ We sin­cerely apol­o­gise Val­ley Po­lice for any dis­ap­point­ment sta­tions caused have to the teenager beenand her­fly­ing­partyat as re­sult of the con­fu­sion­half-mas­tover­this this screen­ing. week in trib­ute

“Vu ea re to the com­mit­ted of­fi­cer, who to de­liv­er­ing ap­peared sub ti­tled screen­ings of the lat­est in the re­leases Sky TV in se­ries all of our venues Road Wars na­tion­wide and was–based of­fer­ing at Lod­do­nanaver­age of two per week as Val­ley well as po­lice monthly sta­tion sub­ti­tled in Lower Mini Ear­ley.Morn­ings ses­sions for younger guests. The in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated“We also by the of­fer IP CC Au­dio (De­scrip­tion In­de­pen­dent on Po­lice a se­lect Com­plaints num­ber Com­mis­sion ), of films per week. as is stan­dard pro­ce­dure ,“We’ d like due to to invite the fact her that back the to our in­ci­dent Read­ing re­sulted venue in at the a time deaths that suit sofa her, mem­ber when of the it will be pub­lic our plea­sure and an onto duty host po­lice her at a of­fi­cer. sub ti­tled screen­ing of Star Wars The It was Last T ham es­Jedi so Val­ley that she Po­lice can who en­joy made the the lat­est manda­tory in­stal­ment in re­fer­ral. this block­bust­ing tril­ogy.”

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