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Audio described

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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Film

Darkest Hour (PG)

Next Audio described showing today at 12.40
When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is forced to resign less than a year into WWII, Churchill is selected...
Film

Molly’s Game (15)

Next Audio described showing today at 14.15
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut tells the true tale of Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes...
Film

Loving Vincent (12A)

Next Audio described showing today at 15.50
Co-directors Kobiela and Welchman explore Vincent van Gogh’s most inspirational paintings to tell the story of his remarkable...
Film

The Post (12A)

Next Audio described showing tomorrow at 12.50
In June 1971 major US newspapers took a brave stand and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive...
Theatre

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Next Audio described showing Sat 7 Apr 2018 at 14.00
Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and...