California theater provides movies for the blind

The Broadway Cinema

James Forbes watching a movie.

EUREKA, CA (KIEM) - James Forbes lost his sight 11 years ago, but he still enjoys movies.

He just enjoys them differently than the way sighted viewers do, using the film's sound to tell the story,

New technology at the Broadway Cinema in Eureka, California is gives both blind and deaf viewers the ability to enjoy a movie now, by themselves.

There are two machines. If you're deaf or hearing impaired a personal closed captioning machine will display the dialogue from the film, however, if you are blind, a personal set of headphones will describe the movie scene as it unfolds on the screen.

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