New innovation at movie theatres
Dear Editor: I’m following up on the letter “Art of enunciation” (Courier, Nov. 24).
Hearing loops or FM systems only benefit those with some hearing loss. The newish Landmark Extreme Cinema in West Kelowna is the only local theatre to provide captioning devices to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The small screen on a flexible wand fits into the drink holder to enable the user to watch the movie and read the captioned speech at the same time without impeding other viewers.
This innovation means that my deaf husband and I can enjoy a film together for the first time since we met, almost 40 years ago. Check beforehand to make sure that the film you wish to see has the closed caption symbol (CC) on the listing. Most movies are captioned. Pauline Landry West Kelowna