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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will play at 12:15 p.m. Saturday (Jan 2) at the Ward Theatres and will be the first open captioning and audio description movie showings for deaf and visually impaired movie goers under the new law.

New law requires movie chains to offer open captioning and audio descriptions in theatres

A bill introduced by Kauai Representative James Tokioka (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao), and signed into law by Governor David Ige will make Hawaii the first state in the nation to accommodate for the hearing and visually impaired at movie theatres statewide.

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