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ALD Systems in Local Theatres (live and movie)

Many of our patients need to use assistive listening devices in order to be able to enjoy shows at live or movie theatres. To help with that, Pacific Hearing Service has compiled a list of local theatres and what type of Assistive Listening system(s) they provide. This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list, although we have done our best to collect as much information as we can. There is a key at the bottom to help you understand the various options that are available including infrared and radio frequency systems, open and closed captioning, and sign language interpreted performances.

Please bear in mind that each theatre offers different options. For example, most offer either an infrared system or a radio frequency system, some of which will work with personal assistive devices (ReSound MiniMic, Oticon Streamer, Phonak Roger Pens, Widex RC-Dex, etc.) and some of which cannot. Several of the larger live theatres now offer open captioned performances and many of the movie theatres offer various forms of closed captioning. As you can see, it is complicated, and we hope the chart below will help you sort out the information you need for the theatres you attend.

Because this technology is ever-evolving, it is possible that the information that we have may become inaccurate as upgrades or replacements are made to systems. We will do our best to keep this updated, but our best ally in that is you! If our information proves to be inaccurate, please let us know so we can research and update as needed.

* Not all AMC theatres offer closed captioning

San Francisco

AMC Van Ness*

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

AMC Metreon (4th St)*

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

American Conservatory Theatre (ACT)

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR @ Geary; RF @ Strand

System Information: Both devices have a jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; They do not offer open captioning.

Contact Information: http://www.act-sf.org/

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Century San Francisco Center 9

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Theatre or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

CineArts at the Empire

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Theatre or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Clay Theatre

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Theatre or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF; neckloop

System Information: RF system w/jacks for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; neckloop also available

Contact Information: www.sfsymphony.org

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Embarcadero Center Cinema

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView, Fidelio and Hearing Loop

Contact Information: Theatre or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Golden Gate Theatre

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR, Sign Language, OC

System Information: IR and t-coil adapter; Sign Language or open captions at selected performances

Contact Information: https://www.shnsf.com/Online/default.asp

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Sign Language - selected performances have live sign language interpretation. Contact theatre to find out date and time of specific performances. People utilizing this service are normally seated in seats that maximize their vision of the interpreter to be sure to tell the box office representative you are attending because of the availablity of the interpreter.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Marines Memorial Theatre

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds

Contact Information: http://www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com/

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Orpheum Theatre

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR, Sign Language, OC

System Information: IR always available, t-coil adapter also available; Sign Language or open captions at selected performances

Contact Information: https://www.shnsf.com/Online/default.asp

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Sign Language - selected performances have live sign language interpretation. Contact theatre to find out date and time of specific performances. People utilizing this service are normally seated in seats that maximize their vision of the interpreter to be sure to tell the box office representative you are attending because of the availablity of the interpreter.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Units have jacks that are personal assistive device or headphone/earbud compatible

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Regal Cinema: Stonestown Twin

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: Sony Entertainment Access System (Glasses)

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times.

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

SF Playhouse

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds

Contact Information: http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: Ballet--IR Opera--RF

System Information: Ballet--All-in-one, no headphone jack Opera--has jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds

Contact Information: https://www.sfballet.org/
www.sfopera.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Peninsula

Aquarius Theatre (Palo Alto)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Bing Concert Hall (Stanford)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF; Sign Interpretation on request

System Information: Does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; Sign language interpretaton available with 5 days notice, call 650-723-2551

Contact Information: http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/all/all/all/all/all

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Sign Language - selected performances have live sign language interpretation. Contact theatre to find out date and time of specific performances. People utilizing this service are normally seated in seats that maximize their vision of the interpreter to be sure to tell the box office representative you are attending because of the availablity of the interpreter.

Century at Tanforan (San Bruno)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 12 San Mateo

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 16, Shoreline (Mountain View)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 20 Daly City

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

CineArts (Palo Alto Square)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Frost Ampitheatre (Stanford)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: None

System Information: Venue is in planning stages of an overhaul, plan to install at that time

Contact Information: http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/all/all/all/all/all

Guild Theatre (Palo Alto)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Hillbarn Theatre

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds

Contact Information: www.hillbarntheatre.org

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Lucie Stern Theatre

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF and neckloop; OC at TW shows

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; TheatreWorks provides open captioning at selected performances, other companies do not

Contact Information: Contact TheatreWorks, Palo Alto Players, West Bay Opera

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Memorial Auditorium (Stanford)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds

Contact Information: http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/all/all/all/all/all

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Memorial Church (Stanford)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: None

Contact Information: http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/all/all/all/all/all

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR (MainStage) RF (Second Stage); OC at TW shows

System Information: Listen! headsets and neckloops in main theatre w/jacks that are personal assistive device or headphone/earbud compatible (ask for neckloop setup to get the receiver with the jack in it, standard units do not have a jack); TheatreWorks provides open captioning at selected performances, other companies do not

Contact Information: http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/mvcpa/subsite/events/default.asp
For open captioning information contact www.theatreworks.org

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Redwood Downtown 20 (RWC)

Peninsula

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

San Jose/South Bay

California Theatre

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; request device from usher

Contact Information:http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/california-theatre/

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Century 14 Northridge Mall (Salinas)

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Century 20, Oakridge (San Jose)

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for showtimes captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

City National Civic (San Jose)

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; request device from usher

Contact Information: http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/california-theatre/

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

CineArts Santana Row

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Cinemark Monterey Cannery Row

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Monterey 13 (Monterey)

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Montgomery Theatre, San Jose

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; request device from usher

Contact Information: http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/montgomery-theater/

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

San Jose CPA

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF

System Information: Device does have jack for personal devices or headphones/earbuds; request device from usher

Contact Information: http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/center-for-performing-arts/

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

Saratoga AMC (San Jose)*

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

East Bay

Albany Twin

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Aurora Theatre Company

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: Digital

System Information: "Listen" Digital Receivers/t-coil adapters

Contact Information: https://auroratheatre.org/

Bay St AMC, Emeryville*

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: RF/FM and OC

System Information: RF/FM in both theatres both have jacks that are personal assistive device or headphone/earbud compatible; Open Captions usually 1 performance per show

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

RF = Radio Frequency - transmitters that work on radio frequencies, these devices may have jacks compatible with personal assistive devices and/or personal headphones/earbuds.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

California Theatre (Berkeley)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

California Shakespeare Theatre (CalShakes)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: OC

System Information: Open caption at selected performances; do have standard ALD system, unsure what type

Contact Information: http://www.calshakes.org

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Century at Blackhawk Plaza (Danville)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century at Hayward

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century Hilltop 16 (Richmond)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century at Pacific Commons (Fremont)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Cinemark Movies 14 (Tracy)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 16 at Bayfair Mall (San Leandro)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 20, Great Mall (Milpitas)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Century 25 Union Landing (Union City)

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Lesher Center for the Performing Arts

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: FM, IR

System Information: FM in Hoffman and Lesher; IR in Theatre 3

Contact Information: http://www.lesherartscenter.org/

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

Piedmont Theatre

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: IR

System Information: CaptiView and Fidelio

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Fidelio - a set up using Digital Enhanced Cordless telecommunication (DECT). It is a wireless audio system that delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack), and/or amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theaters. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in, rechargable head set, and an audio transmitter. http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products-2/fidelio/

Regal Cinemas, Emery Bay Stadium 10, Emeryville

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: Sony Entertainment Access System (Glasses)

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

Regal Cinemas Crow Canyon/Stadium 6, San Ramon

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: Sony Entertainment Access System (Glasses)

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

Walnut Creek 14

East Bay

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned - event is subtitled using one of several options. The captioning is presented in a form only those with the necessary devices can see. If there is no specific information, the captioning is either done using an option other than those listed here sometimes utilizing glasses that fit over the watcher's own glasses on which captions are projected, or we do not have information on how the captioning is done.

CaptiView® Closed Captioning - a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons.

Other

Marin Theatre Company

Other

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: OC

System Information: Open caption at selected performances and... (still gathering info)

Contact Information: www.marintheatre.org

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Other

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: IR, Open Caption, Sign Language

System Information: IR w/ or w/o neckloop always available w/jack for use with personal assistive devices, headphones, etc.; sign language interpretation available at selected performances, see website or call ticket office for dates. Open captioning is available for most performances with prior notice to arrange for a captioner. Please contact the ticket office two weeks in advance of your performance and alert them to the performance(s) for which you need captioning (you can also do this when you order the tickets). If you have less than two weeks before your performance, contact the ticket office and they will do their best to accommodate you. The captions will be provided on a personal device located at your seat in the theatre.

Contact Information: https://www.osfashland.org/en/experience-osf/box-office/accessibility-information.aspx

IR = InfraRed - audience member wears a receiver which receives a signal from an emitter over the stage. It can be worn alone or, if the device has an input jack (mic jack), connected to a t-coil device (usually supplied by the theatre), a personal assistive listening device via a cable supplied by the patron, or headphones/earbuds, usually also provided by the patron. Not all IR systems have a headphone jack. We have noted the cases where we know that it does. If it is not noted, it might or might not have the jack.

OC = Open Captioned - The movie or show's text is superimposed somewhere over the screen images (often at the bottom) or displayed to the side or above the action on a separate screen. Theatres that do open captioning will do it at selected performances, call to find out schedule and to purchase tickets in the section from which you have the best access to the captions.

Sign Language - selected performances have live sign language interpretation. Contact theatre to find out date and time of specific performances. People utilizing this service are normally seated in seats that maximize their vision of the interpreter to be sure to tell the box office representative you are attending because of the availablity of the interpreter.