For those of you who live in the Provo, Salt Lake or even the Ogden area, The film Meet The Mormons will available Open Captioned for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Cinemark Movie Theater located at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The Open Caption showing will be on Thursday October 30th at 3:45 pm.
The reason why it is significant that the film is being shown Open Captioned is because this is the only time the film (that I am aware of) will be presented this way in the United States. Almost all movie theaters offer most films in closed caption for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. With Open Captioning, the dialogue will appear on the screen for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing individual to view. This eliminates the need for the viewer to rely on closed caption devices such as CaptiView, Rear Window Captioning System or the Sony Entertainment System to enjoy the film. With Open Caption, viewers can enjoy the film with the words on the screen.
It is my hope that by spreading the news about the Open Caption showing of Meet The Mormons here in Utah, that other people will request that this film be offered at a movie theater in Open Caption. Furthermore, it is my hope that by raising awareness of this single Open Caption showing of Meet The Mormons, the LDS Church will start making future films that will be presented to the public in movie theaters or at the Church's visitor's center sites in Open Caption.
If you wish to see the film either in Closed or Open caption, you can contact your local movie theater, please contact your local theater to ensure that they offer these capabilities in their facilities. If you desire that the LDS Church make all their visual media (including those shown in the temple) to be available in Closed Captions, you can make your voice heard by contacting the Church via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org They forward the emails to various departments. Be specific as to which DVD, Youtube video or other Church film you saw when providing feedback at that email address.