My friend Bill is the web guy for Celebration Cinema. He was working on putting subtitles on the online movie previews the other day, and I mentioned that I didn’t realize that Celebration did subtitles. He pointed me to the news article about their new MoPix system
In a MoPix enabled theater, there’s a large LED screen on the back wall of the theater, where it isn’t seen by anyone looking toward the screen. The subtitles are printed backwards on the LED screen. Someone who wants to use them can get a thing from the front desk to use them. This “thing” is a pane of glass-like material that have feet that insert into the cup holders. The text on the LED screen is then visible in on the glass as a reflection, making the text go the right direction.
I think that’s a brilliant use of relatively low-tech stuff. In the process I learned about the blog of a local deaf person who deals with social issues regarding deafness in GR. She did a post about Celebration and MoPix stuff. Quite cool.