Four of what are expected to be the biggest films of the holiday season will be open-captioned movies at the Grand Cinema in December.
Open-captioned films use subtitles shown on the screen to convey the movie’s dialogue in the same manner as with foreign language films or closed captioning on television and streaming services.The open captioning allows access to movies to deaf and hard of hearing people without the use of special equipment.
The Grand, 1101 P St., has been screening open-captioned films since May, with each week’s screening at noon on Saturday.
The open-captioned film schedule for December is:
Dec. 8 — "Creed II." The sequel to “Creed” which finds Apollo Creed’s son Adonis fighting Ivan Drago’s son has taken in $43 million at the box office since its Thanksgiving week release.
Dec 15 — "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." This animated “Spider-Man” spinoff from the makers of “The Lego Movie” is said to be fresh, funny and a sure smash for all ages.
Dec. 22 — "Aquaman." The season’s superhero picture brings the DC Comics character Aquaman to the big screen in an origin story that has received good early word of mouth and should be the biggest box office picture of the month.
"Dec. 29 — Mary Poppins Returns." Mary Poppins, the beloved character from the 1964 Disney film, returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, in a musical that has been well received since it’s London premiere.