- The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven will build on their existing relationships in the county with community support groups: Sign and Share and PAVS. They plan to offer front of house volunteers training to support accessibility for audiences and work with WCDP to seek out further D/deaf communities. They run two subtitled screenings each week, coming up next is It Snows in Benidorm on Monday 10th October and Don’t Worry Darling on Thursday 13th October.
- The Maxime in Blackwood currently screen subtitled performances twice a week, each Sunday and Wednesday. They want to build on the success of their supportive environment screenings by reaching out to local community groups. Their next subtitled screening will be Bodies Bodies Bodies on Wednesday 14th September.
- Galeri, Caernarfon run 3 films per week, on Monday evenings, a Thursday matinee and relaxed screenings with subtitles on Saturday mornings for family audiences. They are working with a 16 year old Deaf student, to create BSL marketing videos, including welcome and introductory messages for use in the building and online. They also hope to work with the North Wales Deaf Association and the Gwynedd Deaf Club, meeting groups in person where possible, really getting to know their audiences. Upcoming screenings include Moonage Daydream on Thursday 29th September.
- The Magic Lantern in Tywyn will run at least two screenings per month with additional films for families during the summer holidays. Special events included an open day on May 7th, inviting deafblind audiences and their families to explore the cinema and meet the staff, who will also be taking part in BS training. From this they plan to form a volunteer group to help shape a further two special events and update their website. Their next screening is It Snows in Benidorm on Monday 26th September.
- Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli – Following significant renovations to the building, including a new accessible ground floor toilet, seating in the balcony and auditorium and coffee bar in the foyer, the cinema reopened on the 10th March. Keep an eye on the cinema’s website for details on their upcoming film screenings for D/deaf audiences.
- Chapter in Cardiff are working with Cardiff Deaf Club to form a committee of D/deaf people for a new programme of monthly film screenings in 2022. The films will be followed by an interpreted discussion in the Cinema Foyer. They have also been working with Deaf artist, Jonny Cotsen on ‘Hear We Are’ a new two-year R&D project that will address access to creative production for Deaf artists and communities. Upcoming screenings include Crimes of the Future on Sunday 11th and Tuesday 13th September.
- Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard will run a monthly screening, working to establish a group led by local deaf / HOH people interested in helping to develop cinema at the Theatr. They will also explore new partnerships with organisations such as Pembrokeshire based Sign and Share. Keep an eye on the cinema’s website for details on their upcoming film screenings for D/deaf audiences.