AMC moviegoers will soon have the ability to watch any new release with onscreen subtitles. The movie theater chain announced Tuesday that it would expand its captioning services (also called open captions) to more than 240 locations across the country. It’s one step closer to universal captioning, and one of the biggest accessibility moves by the company yet.
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Prior to the expansion, a few select locations had already offered captioned screenings of blockbuster films, listed on the AMC app and website as “open captions (on screen subtitles).” Hundreds of new theater locations will now host accessible screenings. The company says that any market with more than two theater locations will be included in the expansion, the Verge reports. The screening times will vary by location — from matinee showings to evening offerings to exclusively weekend times — and AMC will continue to adjust offerings based