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'Coco' will be shown in Spanish in theaters across the country

When Disney-Pixar’s latest movie “Coco” debuts in theaters this week, it will seek to honor Mexican heritage with more than just the movie’s plot.

In theaters across the country, viewers will be able to watch either a subtitled or dubbed version of the film in Spanish. More than two dozen of the participating theaters are in Southern California.

“Coco” is about a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who dreams of being a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s ban on music. The story takes place in Mexico and unfolds amid Día de los Muertos festivities.

For theaters that won’t have the dubbed or subtitled versions of the films showing, viewers can download the TheaterEars App and audio track before heading into the theater. The app provides playback of the Spanish language version in sync with the film that you can hear through your own headphones.

For San Diegans, there are a handful of options for watching a dubbed version of “Coco.”

Chula Vista

Regal Rancho Del Rey Stadium 16

AMC Classic Palm Promenade 24

AMC Chula Vista 10

Escondido

Regal Escondido Stadium 16

National City

AMC Plaza Bonita 14

Vista

Cinépolis Vista

San Diego

AMC Mission Valley 20

Many hearing the news reacted on social media with excitement.

Others implied that they felt the film itself should have been fully in Spanish or that dubbed and subtitled versions should have been more widely available.

We found at least one tweeted who said she wants to watch it both ways.

For a full list of locations visit pixar.com/coco-en-espano. “Coco” director Lee Unkrich tweeted that the website will be updated if new theater options become available.

Email: abby.hamblin@sduniontribune.com

Twitter: @abbyhamblin

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