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Arizona Described Movies

New theater movies that are not being caried over usually come out on Fridays. Most of these theaters will try to charge you extra for 3-D films with descriptions, but don't let them. You may have to explain to them just how absurd it is to offer a premium visual show to a non visual patron who wants to sit with his or her family and friends.


All of the state AMC theaters show described movies.


4915 East Ray, Phoenix  480-705-4884


Arizona Center  

565 North 3rd, Phoenix  602-307-5371

Arrowhead 14  

7700 West Arrowhead, Glendale  623-487-1414

Centerpoint 11  

730 South Mill, Tempe  480-207-2534

Deer Valley  

3033 West Agua Fria, Phoenix  623-434-0300

Desert Ridge  

21001 North Tatum, Phoenix  480-606-0806


2515 East Camelback, Phoenix  602-667-0330


Foothills Mall, Tucson  520-742-5050

Mesa Grand  

1647 South Stapley, Mesa  480-503-1680


9400 West Hanna, Glendale  623-772-1371


Cinemark / Century has the majority of their shows captioned. Their schedules are HERE and phone numbers are below, so call them. Call them often!

Century El Con
3601 East Broadway, Tucson 520-202-3358

Century Gateway
770 North Kolb, Tucson 520-886-1000

Cinemark Mesa
1051 North Dobson, Mesa  480-733-2843

Century Oro Valley
12155 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley 520-742-6512

Century Park Place
5870 East Broadway, Tucson 520-745-2321

Cinemark Sierra Vista
2175 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista 520-458-1936



Talking Books has a large variety of descriptive movies that you can check out. Free movie loans from the Arizona State Library are as easy to get as their recorded books and are also delivered postage free right to your door. The older recordings are on VHS tape and they are building up their collection of studio captioned DVDs. One warning, though the DVD movies may have menus that require a sighted person's help. Call the library people at 1-800-255-5578


B & B Theaters, with 50 theaters across the country and now with one in Goodyear and one in Mesa, says they are equipping each of their venues with description equipment and should be finished in eighteen months. Contact with any questions. We will post more on them as things happen.

Crossroads Theater in Tucson is now Roadhouse Cinemas with modern eqipment showing first run movies, but they will not answer us about whether or not they plan to ever have described movies. Call them at 520-468-7980


These Arizona Harkins theaters show described movies in every room at their theaters as long as the film has description supplied by the movie studios. Harkins will not offer descriptions on IMAX films.

Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe. 480-820-0387

Arizona Pavilions
5755 West Arizona Pavilions Drive, Tucson. 520-230-4730

Arrowhead Fountains
16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria. 623-412-0122

7001 East Highland Avenue, Scottsdale. 480-947-8778
Described movies only occasionally

Casa Grande
1341 N. Promenade Parkway, Casa Grande. 520-836-9901

Chandler Crossroads
2980 East Germann Road, Chandler. 480-963-1502

Chandler Fashion
3159 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler. 480-732-0110

1620 West Montebello, Phoenix. 602-249-2844

Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback, Scottsdale. 480-423-5857

1959 S. Woodlands Village, Flagstaff. 928-774-4847

Gateway Pavilions
10250 West McDowell, Avondale. 623-478-9411

9615 Metro Parkway West, Phoenix. 602-216-6781

2550 West Happy Valley, Phoenix. 623-582-2020

North Valley
3420 East Bell, Phoenix. 602-482-4083

Park West
9804 West Northern, Peoria. 623-772-0707

Prescott Valley
7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley. 928-775-2284

SanTan Village
2298 East Williams Field, Gilbert. 480-821-3356

7000 East Mayo, Phoenix. 480-538-1707

2081 West Highway 89A, Sedona. 928-282-2221

7354 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale. 480-948-6555

Superstition Springs
6950 East Superstition Springs, Mesa. 480-641-4603

Tempe Marketplace
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. 480-557-0027

Tucson Spectrum
5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson. 520-889-5588

Valley Art
Phone 480-446-7272 
This theater doesn't seem to be equipped for described movies.

Yuma Palms
1321 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Yuma. 928-329-9055