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A rant about movie fandoms and spoilers at my journal. I thought some people might commiserate. Or tell me to get over myself. Whichever. :)

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Date: 2014-04-15 07:02 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Finding Nemo's Dory, the adventurous fish with a brain injury (dain bramage)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I hadn't understood the connection between movie inaccessibility and spoilers -- thank you for taking the time to educate me.

(One situation where lousy memory is a plus: I can't stay spoiled and the fic is great every time. That doesn't mean your "accessible release date = DVD release" isn't a legitimate, and under-recognized, access requirement.)

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Date: 2014-04-15 10:36 pm (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
Century theaters tend to have subtitling devices and (I think; I don't use these myself) descriptive audio devices, and you don't need to pay extra for them. This was a good discovery for me, since I rarely see movies in theater anyway, but when I do, I like knowing they have subtitling devices! Of course, they definitely aren't a cheapy-theater unless you're lucky enough to catch the first showing or two of a day, and as long as it's not a 3D showing. (I've been to a theater where 3D wasn't an automatic nope-no-captions - coincidentally, one of the only times I've actually had 3D work as-designed for me - but it's not nearby to me and is also $14 tickets which OUCH.)

Not a lot of theaters think of accessibility for anyone beyond wheelchair users, though, especially little hole-in-the-wall places (which may not even think of it for wheelchair users). :/ And most really don't think of the other points you raised!

TL;DR, people should definitely tag their spoiler posts better. Really not everyone can see movies in theater for a variety of reasons.

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