ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema group – has today announced a partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society which will see subtitled kid’s film screenings for children trialled at cinemas across the UK.
This weekend (commencing 9th January), 14 ODEON cinemas around the country* will host subtitled kid’s film screenings, so that young people who are hard of hearing will be able to enjoy some of the best films including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Both ODEON and the National Deaf Children’s Society hope the trials will help unite more deaf children and young people with their families and friends, as they are all entertained by their favourite films on the big screen at their local ODEON.
Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON, said: “We’re excited to introduce these special screenings in association with the National Deaf Children’s Society, as we are committed to providing innovative and engaging experiences for everyone particularly our younger guests, including those who are hard of hearing.”
Susan Daniels, Chief Executive at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “We believe that every deaf child has the right to the same opportunities as their hearing friends and this includes being able to enjoy films with subtitles. This partnership with ODEON is a positive step forwards for deaf children and young people who can now visit cinemas with their friends and family to see films at pocket money prices. We’d like to thank all those involved in making this happen.”
For more information on locals and titles please visit: youngpeople.ndcsbuzz.org.uk
* The subtitled screenings will be trialled at ODEON Birmingham Broadway Plaza, ODEON Cardiff, ODEON Glasgow Quay, ODEON Greenwich, ODEON Hull, ODEON Kingston, ODEON Lee Valley, ODEON Leeds-Bradford, ODEON Leicester, ODEON Liverpool One, ODEON Manchester, ODEON Metrocentre, ODEON Norwich and ODEON Southampton are all offering these screening from Friday 9th January.
Times are listed at individual sites on www.ODEON.co.uk
For more information visit www.ndcs.org.uk. For further support, parents can contact the National Deaf Children’s Society Freephone Helpline on 0808 800 8880 (voice and text), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat online at www.ndcs.org.uk/livechat