New Technology at Eureka Theater Allows Deaf, Blind to Experience Movies

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    A man enjoying a movie.

    New technology at the Broadway Cinema movie theater in Eureka now allows both blind and deaf people the chance to experience movies in a different way.

    The theater has a closed-captioning machine that displays the dialogue from the film. And for the blind, headphones describe the action unfolding on the screen.

    "My wife or my kids, or whoever I'm with, don't have to talk to me during the film," said James Forbes, who is the president of the Humboldt Council Of The Blind. "I don't have to go with anyone else."


    The theater said it has been a five-year process trying to get the machines installed.

    Each system costs about $1,200.