Thursday, November 10, 2011

Theater Captioning Deal Approved

A federal court has signed off on a deal to settle a lawsuit over captioning at Arizona's largest movie theater chain. Harkins Theatres announced the deal last month and was just waiting for court approval. Part of the deal includes Harkins giving away 1000 free passes to movie-goers who are deaf or have vision loss. The company operates 25 theaters in Arizona and says the installation will be completed by next summer. Harkins has also agreed to pay the legal costs of the the Center for Disability Law ($24,000).