Accessibility and Assistive Technology

The Dreamland Theater has been designed to make movies and the performing arts accessible to all. Careful attention has been and continues to be given to ensure that all program areas of the theater are accessible. We place the highest priority on the comfort and safety of our patrons. To this end, we recognize the needs of persons with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and subsequent modifications.

In addition to the accessibility aids listed below, the Dreamland staff is at the service of patrons with disabilities and communication disorders.


Open CaptionThe Dreamland Theater is pleased to present
OPEN CAPTION WEDNESDAYS AT 2PM
When a film is shown with Open Captions, the dialogue and sometimes descriptions of other sounds and music will be displayed on the screen for those who have hearing impairment. If you have seen a foreign film subtitled in English, this is the effect seen in an OC film. The sound is played at the regular volume so everyone can enjoy the experience, whether or not they have hearing loss. Please check out our other assistive devices offered at The Dreamland in the list below.

Check movie listings for this week’s OC film.


Accessibility

The Dreamland Theater is equipped with a barrier-free entrance and drop-off area. Two handicapped parking spaces are available next to the drop-off area.

The Dreamland Theater offers accessible and companion seating in a variety of locations throughout the theater. Please inform the ticket seller if you need access to companion seating.

An elevator provides access to the mezzanine level with additional companion seating for the Main Theater and to the second floor Studio Theater and Harborview Room and Terrace.

Accessible bathrooms are located just off the main floor lobby and on the second floor.


Assistive Technology

The Dreamland is equipped with the following assistive technology for the sight- and hearing-impaired. Equipment is available free of charge and is subject to availability. A proper form of identification will be needed to secure use and will be returned upon receipt of headset return. Headsets can be obtained at the Box Office.

NOTE: Support for these devices vary with the featured film being shown, so check ahead should you require these assists.

Assistive Listening Devices

The Dreamland is equipped with an FM listening device that supports convenient, wireless equipment that helps to personalize the sound experience, so those who need extra assistance for any reason can hear effortlessly.

 

Closed Captioning

The Dreamland is equipped with CaptiView Captioning. Hearing-impaired patrons will enjoy most first run Hollywood digital films with wireless, personal, in-theater closed captioning viewing devices.

 

Descriptive Video Service

The Dreamland’s blind and sight-impaired patrons will enjoy many first run Hollywood digital films with the Dreamland’s Descriptive Video Service. This service provides narrated descriptions of key visual elements during pauses in the movie’s soundtrack through a wireless headset.