Closed Captioning at Port Hope Drive In Theatre

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Hello! I want to reach out to members and allies of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. I am a Deaf person and I feel it is very frustrating that most drive in theatre’s do NOT provide closed captioning for people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. A lot of the time these theatres have the means to set up captioning on screen and chose not to because it is distracting to other guests. Please check your privilege. I am creating this petition specifically to get Port Hope Drive In Theatre’s attention. 

Members of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community in Durham and myself, have reached out to Port Hope Drive In Theatre and have received very simple “no we don’t”, answers. It is unacceptable in 2019 that accessibility standards are not being met. Everyone should be able to go to drive in movie theatres with friends and family. The equipment and technology is there, the effort is not. Regular movie theatres, such as Landmark and Cineplex are required to provide captioning machines. Something needs to change. Please sign!