The Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., now offers the latest in closed captioning technology, the Sony entertainment access glasses.

The Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., now offers the latest in closed captioning technology, the Sony entertainment access glasses.

This has been made possible by the recent conversion of all three movie theaters to digital audio and sound.

Only the second movie theater in Columbus to offer this cutting edge service, the system uses holographic technology to project closed caption text on the lenses of the glasses. The text appears to float over the cinema screen picture at a comfortable viewing distance, allowing patrons to enjoy a movie as if it was subtitled with no eye fatigue.

"We are grateful for the addition of this equipment donated in honor of Jim Crane by Meredith and Jay Crane," Richard Stoff, board chairman of Friends of the Drexel, said in a press release.

The glasses are available at the Drexel Theatre box office at no additional charge to patrons.

Not all films are available in a format compatible with the system; however, the Drexel will secure compatible formats whenever possible. Patrons can check for closed captioned showings at Drexel.net, CaptionFish.com or by calling the Drexel box office at 614-231-9512.