PIKEVILLE The Riverfill 10 in Pikeville now offers closed-captioned movies for the hearing impaired.
As of this week, the 10-screen theater only has one screen that is set up for the system, which is currently showing Karate Kid.
Pike resident Eddie Runyon, who has been pushing to see the development at his local theater, said he hopes other theaters in the region will follow Riverfills lead.
Going to the movies is one the most social things in America that you can do, and Ive always had to watch them at home and missed that experience with my family, said Runyon, who has spent the last two years approaching Riverfill owners and administrators to see the idea become a reality. He said he hadnt been to a movie theater in over 20 years.
Prior to installing the system at Riverfill, there was a test phase, but the system is now in full operation and stands apart from others in the area.
Officials have said they hope to expand the number of films they have on hand that will afford the closed-captioned option in the future.