Regal Entertainment Group and Sony Bringing Subtitle Glasses to US Cinemas

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Those who have been hoping to see subtitles in their local cinemas may be getting their wish. Subtitle-displaying glasses have been toyed with for a while, but now Sony is teaming up with Regal Entertainment Group to start releasing them in the US. Regal is bringing the glasses to almost all of its digital theaters, which is over 4,700 screens.

The glasses will work with both 2D and 3D movies, but for 3D they will require a clip-on filter. The glasses can display closed-captioned text right on the lenses, in up to six different languages. When paired with headphones, visually-impaired moviegoers can also get descriptive audio. The glasses are coming to some theaters this month and should be fully rolled out by first quarter of 2013.

Is there anything that technology can't do? The answer is no. Let's hope that this new addition doesn't inflate the price of movies the way that 3D has.

via Engadget


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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