To Anonymous on 6/18/2012 comment: First, I am hearing impaired (cochlear implant one side for 5 years, hearing aid other side for 48 years), congenital mild-moderate hearing loss that was progressive. I was mainstreamed and I do not consider myself part of the Deaf culture (with a capital "D"). Have you tried the glasses? I did and I loved them for seeing the Hobbit. I could position the text so that it appeared to be projected in the dark area below the screen. I didn't need to read text that superimposed over the picture on the screen. Nobody is forcing these down your throat; you can choose NOT to wear the glasses. And really, how is this like segregation? You want Open Caption on all screens everywhere? Isn't that forcing something down everyone else's throat? And what about the Hispanic population or other cultures in the USA who want the OC in their language? Do you want half of the picture to be covered with text? It appears that you are the one with the discrimination bug up your butt. No, I haven't been to a movie theater in the last 12 years, because even with assistive listening devices, I was not able to hear enough to follow the plot. But now I reason to go see the big screen! And I can also choose to wait until it is released on DVD and watch it at home along with my cheap popcorn. And, of course, that is where you should stay, instead of ranting and raving against technology that is beneficial to others.