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How to Locate ​Cinema (Movie)Theaters and their Assitive Listening Systems

Thanks to the ADA, Movie Theaters should provide some type of Listening Service, either by using captions or assitive devices. Not all legitimate ("Live") theaters provide systems, yet. 

"Live" theaters may use special captioning equipment to capture the dialogue in a play. This is relatively new technology and is quite costly.

Use the links below to locate Cinemas and other theaters which have assitive devices.
​Cinema (Movie) Theaters
(immediately below)
Rochester Broadway Theatre League
                    (auditorium Theatre)

  885 E Main St, Rochester, NY



All performances are Sunday, at 1:00 pm

School of Rock- October 1st

The Little Mermaid October 29th

Fun Home- November 19th

A Christmas Story- December 17th

On Your Feet- February 11th

An American in Paris March 25th
RENT- May 6th

Tickets become available 6 weeks in advance of each show. Request seats in “open captions” viewing section. Call 222-5000; email, info@rbtl.org 
GEVA Theatre 

  75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14607
Offering Captioned Plays!

Call the Box Office at 232-4382. Ask for seat in the “open captions” viewing section.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:

Open Captioned Performances - Saturday, October 8 @ 2pm, Wednesday Nov 2 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, Oct 27 @ 7:30pm

Mother (and Me)
Open Captioned Performance - Saturday, Nov 5 @ 2:30pm

A Christmas Carol
Open Captioned Performances - Sunday, Dec 4 @ 4:30pm; Tuesday, December 20 @ 2pm and 7pm
Sign Interp Performance - Thursday, Dec 15 @ 7pm

Open Captioned Performances - Saturday. Jan 14 @ 2pm; Wednesday, Feb 1 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, Feb 2 @ 7:30pm

The Lake Effect
Open Captioned Performance - Saturday, Feb 4 @ 2:30pm

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -
Open Captioned Performances - Saturday. Feb 18 @ 2pm; Wednesday, March 8 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, March 9 @ 7:30pm

Private Lives
Open Captioned Performances - Saturday. Mar 25 @ 2pm; Wednesday, Apr 12 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, Apr 13 @ 7:30pm

Sex With Strangers
Open Captioned Performance - Saturday, Apr 15 @ 2:30pm

Other Than Honorable
Open Captioned Performances - Saturday. Apr 29 @ 2pm; Wednesday, May 17 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, May 18 @ 7:30pm

Million Dollar Quartet
Open Captioned Performances - Saturday. June 3 @ 2pm; Wednesday, June 21 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sign Interpreted Performance - Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30pm
Open-captioning is a service for people with hearing loss that uses a text display to provide a simultaneous translation of dialogue and lyrics, as well as a description of sound effects, during a live performance.

Open-captioning equipment was acquired with the support from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Rochester Chapter in honor of J. Stuart and Phyllis I. MacDonald, as well as individual support from Mr. & Mrs. Edward Carman; Mrs. John H. Kitchen, Jr.; Dr. & Mrs. Werner Kunz and Mrs. Jane W. Labrum and the generous support of the Hard of Hearing Clarity Fund of The Rochester Area Community Foundation, in memory of Mark C. Hargrave, Jr.

Although the equipment will be stored and maintained at Geva, the equipment is portable and the theatre plans makes the system available to other professional and community theatres, educational institutions and arts organizations in the Greater Rochester Area. Guidelines are available by contacting Lara Rhyner, Associate Director of Education, at lrhyner@gevatheatre.org or (585) 420-2058. Because the equipment is shared not all performances of a Theatre can be Live Captioned. Many theatres have additional Assistive Listening availability. Call the theatre for more information.

Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave in Brighton.

CenterStage is a Rochester-based professional theatre offering  season performances in the  Hart Theater at the JCC.

Live Open Captioning is available for all 5 Center Stage shows.

​NOTE: The JCC also has an FM Assistive Listening System (ALS). Ask for a receiver if you are not attending a Live Captioned performance or if you are seated in a non caption viewing area.

CenterStageTheatre 40th Anniversary Subscription Series:

October 22-November 6, 2016
"Church & State"
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Sunday, October 23 at 2pm

December 1-11, 2016

"My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" (a comedy)

February 4-19, 2017
"Love & War"
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES: Sunday, February 19 at 2pm

​March 4-19, 2017
"The Flick"
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE:Sunday, March 5 at 2pm

May 6-21, 2017
"Titanic, The Musical"
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Sunday, May 14 at 2pm

CenterStage offers ASL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED Performances on alternate dates:

Church & State - November 3, 7pm
My Son the Waiter - December 8, 7pm
The Flick - March 16, 7pm
Titanic the Musical - May 18, 7pm
Coney Island Christmas - December 18, 4:30pm
The Great Dubois’ Masters of Variety - June 4, 4:30pm