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We offer audio description on a number of selected theatre performances and all our cinemas are equipped with infrared audio description equipment. Audio described (AD) screenings are similar to listening to a cricket or football match on the radio, having the action described to you. The film soundtrack comes through the main cinema surround sound speakers in the usual way, and if you are using an audio description headset, you’ll be provided with an explanation of what’s happening on screen – in gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.

To reserve an AD headset please email access@homemcr.org or phone 0161 200 1500. Films are rarely available with audio description on DVD, so catch them while you can at the cinema.

Please note, audio description has to be actively produced by the film distributors who have to decide to pay someone to write and record the audio description track. Some distributors (Warner Brothers for example) have a policy of providing AD (and subtitles) for all their films. Other distributors may never provide this service.

Our listings are also available in large print and audio CD from our Box Office, please email access@homemcr.org or phone 0161 200 1500 with any enquiries.

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