#SubtitledCinema Campaign

My latest campaign is #SubtitledCinema – I am campaigning for an increase in open subtitled showings in cinemas across the UK.

Movie theatre black screen with red chairs in rows facing it. Text on screen says 'cinemas to show more subtitled films at reasonable times'

Currently, there are only 1-3% of films that are subtitled in cinemas, and these are usually at unsociable hours, when D/deaf people are at school or work. Due to this, D/deaf people have given up going, hence why the cinemas say there’s ‘no demand’.

I’m hoping to work with the cinema industry, with the incredible support from Michelle Hedley, Deaf Girly and many others, to change this on behalf of 11 million people with hearing loss!

We want to increase the current provision, raise awareness and bring D/deaf people back to the cinema. We want to make it a fun, enjoyable, accessible experience for all.

More detailed information about the campaign here!

#SubtitledCinema Petitions

I created a petition for more open subtitled cinema showings, and so far it has reached over 9000 signatures! I’d really appreciate it if you could sign my petition!

Limping Chicken Editor; Charlie Swinbourne has setup a petition of his own, which we’d love if you could sign it too! The more we can prove there’s demand, the better!

How you can get involved!

  1. Share your subtitled cinema experiences (good/bad) on social media using #SubtitledCinema and tag your cinema chain in. This will
  2. Contact your cinema’s Manager and tell them how you feel about the lack of #SubtitledCinema showings and this will encourage them to do something about it!
  3. Please share our petitions and blogs!

Campaign Blogs and Latest Updates!

Limping Chicken: ‘#SubtitledCinema Campaign aims for more subtitled screenings’

Action on Hearing Loss: ‘Lost in translation: our fight for cinema subtitles’

HearingLikeMe: ‘Why I’m petitioning for more subtitled movies in cinemas’

British Deaf News: ‘My fight for more subtitled cinema showings’

Hearing Care Centre: ‘The petition for better subtitled cinema access for people with hearing loss’

Deafinitely Girly: ‘Subtitled Cinema: Daydreaming of a better deaf world’

If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!