American Sign Language For Dummies with Online Videos
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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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About the book authors:

Adan R. Penilla II, PhD, NIC, NAD IV, CI/CT, SC:L, ASLTA, teaches American Sign Language at Colorado State University and is a freelance interpreter for the Colorado court system. Angela Lee Taylor has taught ASL for Pikes Peak Community College and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

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