We continue to celebrate the premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, ‘In The Heights,’ this time with fantastic news for the Spanish-speaking community. TheaterEars, the app that allows moviegoers to enjoy a movie in theaters in Spanish, announced this week that the highly anticipated Warner Bros. summer release will be available nationwide in Spanish on its platform.
As the Hollywood Reporter explained, Spanish-speaking viewers will be able to listen to a Spanish dub in real-time as the movie plays on the big screen. All they will need is the free TheaterEars app, available for both iPhone and Android, and a pair of headphones.
The app uses the device’s location services and microphone to determine when the user is inside the theater, and the stream can only play during the movie’s scheduled screening time.
“Hands down, ‘In the Heights’ is a cultural moment for the Latinx community,” said Dan Mangru, CEO of TheaterEars. “Being connected to this movie and working with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Warner Bros. has been an immense honor. In The Heights deserves to be seen by everyone regardless of language or venue, which is why it was vital to make this movie available in Spanish both in movie theaters and at home.”
Miranda, who is also the Global Ambassador for TheaterEars, stated, “In The Heights represents the beauty of inclusivity and diversity. Language shouldn’t be a barrier for audiences to enjoy this story. My Abuela Claudia would have been able to benefit from TheaterEars whenever we went to the movies. It did not exist then, but it does now. TheaterEars is important to me, the Latinx community, and this movie.”
Set for a June 11, 2021 release date in theaters and on HBO Max, the film will be distributed worldwide. It will be available on HBO Max in UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos on compatible devices for 31 days from the theatrical release.