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How to Discuss the Movies by Using American Sign Language

In case you were wondering, yes, Deaf people attend movies. To serve the Deaf population, some theaters have an OC (open captioning) Night on newly released movies.

Communicating during a movie is common among signers. They converse about everything — the movie plot, an actor, even the lack of salt on the popcorn. This table presents some signs to help you enjoy the show.

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Are you feeling a bit like Bond, James Bond — or are you more in the mood for bonding in a romantic way? This table shows you signs that indicate various types of movies.

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Here are some signed movie-related sentences:

  • English: The movie sold out.

    Sign: MOVIE — SOLD OUT

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  • English: If the movie is open-captioned, I’ll go.

    Sign: IF MOVIE O-C — ME GO

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  • English: The matinee was a comedy.

    Sign: AFTERNOON MOVIE — FUNNY

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  • English: We went to see the new mystery.

    Sign: FINISH — NEW MYSTERY — SEE US

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  • English: There’s captioning Saturday at the movie.

    Sign: SATURDAY MOVIE — O-C

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