I went to see Dark Knight Rises tonight, so I got to use the caption glasses again. This time armed with the information from my last post, I adjusted them and got even better performance from them.
The little box thing that the glasses plug into has three buttons: the middle button is "menu" and then a + and - button. I pressed menu and adjusted the brightness of the captions to where I wanted them. Then I pressed menu again and was able to adjust the captions "near", "mid", or "far". This was really wonderful and solved my major complaint from last time. My vision is normal, but setting the captions to "far" meant that the captions were much closer to the screen in terms of focusing my eyes to see the movie or the captions (set to near, it feels more like changing focus from he movie screen to a mobile phone in your hand, which caused me fatigue my first time).
The only remaining complaint focuses around the weight of the glasses. They aren't particularly heavy, but towards the end of the movies, my nose has been quite sore. I wear glass sunglasses and they don't bother me over long periods, so it's not just me.
I did ask the ticket seller how many glasses they had. He said about 4 pairs. So unfortunately big groups of Deafies won't be going together, which kind of sucks. Hopefully the theaters get more, but still most theaters don't have any, and Regal has committed to all theaters nationwide.