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It's Not Shreks Fault I'm Sleepy

The last time our family went to a movie theater was when "Bolt" was released. Yep, that was a while ago. I thought with the Memorial Day holiday happening, it would be nice to see something together, so I found a nearby theater and set up tickets to see the latest Shrek extravaganza.

When I bought the tickets I noticed a message about the theater adapted for DA. I didn't know what that meant, I just thought 'Wow. It really has been a long time since I've been to the movies. There must be some new sound system!" One thing I loved about going to the movies was the introduction of the dolby sound system. I always wanted them to turn it up! (Imagine me recreating the dolby sound... now! And yes, I am that old.)

The movie starts and it's another fine Shrek beginning. Once the story narration begins, words appear at the bottom of the screen. Hmmm...?

When dialogue is spoken, words are at the bottom of the screen. Hmmm...?

I begin to realize we are at a viewing which allows those that are hearing impaired to enjoy the movie. I thought it was cool but, after a while, I noticed that I was reading the words and not watching the movie. I did my best to tell my brain to 'Look up! Stop looking at the words!', but it didn't really work. And you know what happens when you're sitting in a cozy chair, the lights are low and your reading? You fall asleep.

I can't believe how hard it was for me to stay awake through a Shrek movie.

When it was over my girls wanted to know why there were words and we told them the purpose. There was a couple seated near us using Sign Language so that was an excellent way to show how wonderful this service was. But the next time I go to a movie I believe I'll opt for the No DA theater. No more expensive naps.

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6 comments:

  1. I hate that, my eyes won't listen to my brain either, when there are subtitles!!!

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  2. we've had rentals that seem to get stuck on closed captioning even when we change the setting to make it stop. i totally know what you mean. i can't take my eyes off the words either.

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  3. OMG! That's SO something I would do! I have no idea what DA stands for! :)

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  4. Oh no! how funny! When we watch a movie with the subtitles on, I can't convince my brain to ignore the words either.

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  5. That is DA is so convenient when you have kids that don't know the meaning of "shhhhhhhhhh!" so others can hear. LOL

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and following! Was just reading a few of your posts... I just had the same expereince that you did with your green shirt, but mine was BROWN - huh?

    We took our kiddies to see Shrek last weekend in 3D - no subtitles! It was great!

    I am now following you! Love your blog!

    http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

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