ALD Systems in Local Theaters (Live & Movie)

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Many of our patients need to use assistive listening devices in order to be able to enjoy live shows or movie theatres. To help with that, Pacific Hearing Services 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 possible. Below you will find a key 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

American Conservatory Theater (ACT)

Type of Theater: 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.

AMC Van Ness*

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 Street)*

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 San Francisco Center 9

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

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

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/

Embarcadero Center Cinema

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

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

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

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

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.

SF Playhouse

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

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.

Regal Cinema: Stonestown Twin

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.

San Jose/South Bay

California Theater

San Jose/South Bay

Type of Theater: 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)

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)

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)

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

Type of Theatre: Movie

Tech Type: CC

System Information: CaptiView

Contact Information: Contact theatre for times or captionfish.com

CC = Closed Captioned – the event is subtitled using one of the 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

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)

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

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

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)*

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.

Other

Marin Theatre Company

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

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.

Using Your Device

ReSound Mini-Mic

  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the Mini-Mic and the MVCPA receiver
    with a mini-mic male to male cable.
  • Press and hold the button on your hearing aids to
    put the aids in streaming mode.
  • Use the Mini-Mic or MVCPA receiver to control
    the volume.

Widex Uni-Dex

  • You must have your own TRS (Tip Ring System)
    adapter to use this device.
  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the Uni-Dex and MVCPA receiver with a
    TRS adapter.
  • Use the Uni-Dex or MVCPA receiver to control the
    volume.

Widex M-Dex

  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the M-Dex and MVCPA receiver with a
    mini-mic male to male cable.
  • Select AUDIO INPUT/MUSIC on the M-Dex.
  • Use the M-Dex or MVCPA receiver to control the
    volume.

Phonak Compilot or iCom

  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the Compilot or iCom and the MVCPA
    receiver with a mini-mic male to male cable.
  • Push the large square button on the Compilot or
    iCom to start streaming.
  • Use the Compilot/iCom or MVCPA receiver to
    control the volume.

Phonak MyLink and Roger Pen

  • You will need to wear the Roger Pen, MyLink
    receiver, and the MVCPA receiver.
  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the Roger Pen to the MVCPA receiver
    with the headphone jack to mini-USB cable that
    came with your Roger Pen. You may need to
    separate the two devices somewhat if you get
    interference/static.
  • Use the Pen/MyLink or the MVCPA receiver to
    control the volume.
  • Note: We have only tested this with the Roger
    MyLink receiver, but this should work with any
    Phonak Roger receiver.

Oticon Streamer Pro

  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • Connect the Streamer and MVCPA receiver with a
    mini-mic male to male cable.
  • Push the AUX button on the side of the Streamer
    to activate auxiliary input.
  • Use the Streamer or MVCPA receiver to control
    the volume.

Oticon Connectline Streamer

  • Put the receiver from MVCPA around your neck
    with the numbers facing the stage. Shorten the
    cord to bring it to the base of your neck.
  • This device has a smaller jack. You will need an
    adapter with a male micro jack and a female mini
    headphone jack. Use this to connect the standard
    male to male mini-headphone cable from your
    Streamer to the MVCPA receiver.
  • Push the MUSIC button on your Streamer.
  • Use the Streamer or MVCPA receiver to control
    the volume.

Peninsula

Aquarius Theatre (Palo Alto)

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 Hall (Stanford)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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/

Guild Theatre (Palo Alto)

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

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

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)

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/

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)

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: None

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

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

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)

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.

East Bay

Albany Twin

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

Type of Theatre: Live

Tech Type: Digital

System Information: “Listen” Digital Receivers/t-coil adapters

Contact Information: https://auroratheatre.org/

Bay St AMC, Emeryville*

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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 Comoms (Fremont)

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)

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)

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

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)

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.

Regal Cinemas Crow Canyon/Stadium 6, San Ramon

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.

Regal Cinemas, Emery Bay Stadium 10, Emeryville

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.

Piedmont Theatre

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/

Lesher Center for the Performing Arts

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.

Century 20, Great Mall (Milpitas)

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.

Walnut Creek 14

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.