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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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