A total of 96 people watched Green Book to what seemed like unanimous appreciation. There were a couple of trials run: we included subtitles for the hard of hearing. We were not sure whether these would be too intrusive for those blessed with good hearing so our Feedback Lady took a poll as people were leaving. 72% spoke positively - either they didn't notice the subtitles or did and liked them (even those who would prefer them without the [stage directions] or on a different part of the screen. Which means that 28% did not approve. The message I will take from this is that it is good in future to include them on some films - particularly those with heavy dialectualised speech, but on those with more emphasis on the visuals, not. From a personal perspective, I was surprised to find myself frequently looking for the subtitles before the picture.
Our other experiment was to run a Facebook live feed. This may benefit some of our regular visitors unable to be with us in person - particularly for the short films which are typically not encumbered with such onerous licence terms as the main features. It also enables me to give rich feedback to small film makers, such as last evening's when knowledge of the audience applause would be much welcomed by Ingrid Silva.