Movie Captioning Update from Alan Kutner
Chairman, Movie Captioning Committee, Hearing Loss Association of PA.:

I am happy to report that the fourth largest movie chain in United States, and the second largest movie chain in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Carmike Cinemas, has finally installed captioning in all 12 of its movie theaters in the state of Pennsylvania.

You may recall that I met with their general counsel in Philadelphia last May to discuss why they had not yet started to install captioning. As a result of that meeting, I informed you that it was my impression they would be changing their goals and would comply with the ADA, the Harkins case and its progeny.

Over the ensuing months I have been e-mailing them, inquiring as to their promised progress.

I am now pleased to advise you that this week I was informed by their Director of Marketing that all 12 of its Pennsylvania theaters and all of the movie screens within them are now using CaptiView captioning devices. They are now engaged in meetings with Captioned Fish, Fandango, and the their own website to inform the viewing public of the changes. I think we can feel very proud of ourselves that we were instrumental in getting this movie chain to adhere to the ADA requirements, and provide closed captioning for our deaf and hard of hearing friends in rural areas throughout the state of Pennsylvania (which is where Carmike Cinemas locates their movie theaters).

The following Carmike Cinemas. in Pennsylvania provide captioning all day every day for the deaf and hard of hearing:

Carmike 16 Allentown
Park Hills 7 Altoona
Carmike 8 Altoona
Cinema 7 Chambersburg
Clarion 7 Clarion
Laurel Mall 4 Connellsville
Wynnsong 12 Delmont
Carmike 5 Dubois
Carmike 15 Greensburg
Carmike 10 Pittsburgh
Carmike 12 Pottsgrove
Carmike 6 Uniontown


Updated Partial Listing of Captioned Movie Theaters in and around SE Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley/Pittsburgh     March 1, 2013

Philadelphia
      United Artists Grant Plaza
      United Artists Riverview Plaza 17

Bucks County
      Regal Richland Crossing 12
      Regal Warrington 22
      Quakertown

Allentown
      Carmike 16

Delaware County
      Regal Edgemont Square
      Regal Warrington 22

Montgomery County
      United Artist King Of Prussia
      IMAX United Artist King of Prussia

Chester County
      United Artist Whiteland 9

Lancaster Area
      York
      East Whiteland
      Abington(MD)
      Carlisle
      Westminster,(MD)

Harrisburg Area
      Harrisburg Regal

Pittsburgh Area
      West Homestead (AMC)
      Mount Lebanon (Carmike)
      Robinson Township (Cinemark)
      Pittsburgh (Carmike)
      Tarentum (Cinemark)
      Monaco (Cinemark)
      Butler (Regal)
      Uniontown (Carmike)

New Jersey
      Summerdale Cinemark 16

Gloucester County:
      UA Washington Township 14
      Turnersville,
      Regal Cross Keys 12

Burlington County;
      Burlington County 20
      Vineland Regal Cumberland Mall

Delaware
      Wilmington Cinemark 10
      Newark, Regal Plaza Cinema 17

Important note: AMC theaters are not listed in southeast Pennsylvania newspapers and do not appear on Captionfish.
Carmike theaters apparently are not located in southeast Pennsylvania area.


Information about the Captiview system here.

An ASL-only (no audio) YouTube video about CaptiView here

It does not yet include Carmike, but you can find other captioned movie listings at Captionfish.

April 2013