Open Caption Sessions

Open Caption Sessions

Open Caption Sessions

The Ritz is now holding weekly “Open Caption” sessions. Open Captions are text with sound description displayed on the screen to allow all patrons to enjoy movies together.​ 

There are two main differences between subtitles and open captions:

  • It is in the same language as spoken on screen.
  • There is also some sound description included e.g. “loud bang” or “jazz plays lightly in the background” etc.

 
The key benefit of OC is accessibility. Accessing movies via open captions is best practice. Unlike hand held closed caption devices, captions for OC are up on the screen. This allows for:

  • Ease of viewing for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or hearing impaired, senior citizens, children learning to read, people for whom English is a second language
  • Superior comfort and ergonomics for tall and short people, people with poor/low vision and people who are susceptible to migraine headaches and vertigo when looking at caption devices.
  • A deaf-friendly atmosphere where deaf people and hearing friends and family can socialise and enjoy movies together.

Not all films are offered in the open caption format so we won’t be able to show everything, but most are and we will be selecting some every week to show on various days/nights.

To find out what session is Open Caption this week, check below. It will also be tagged on our weekly session flyer and on our session times page as OC.

Due to programming restrictions we will be announcing what film is OC for that week on Monday nights along with the rest of the weekly programming.

 

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

  • Cast
  • Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Carmen Ejogo, Alison Sudol, Claudia Kim, Callum Turner, Dan Fogler
  • Director
  • David Yates
  • Synopsis
  • Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his friends, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and her sister, Queenie (Alison Sudol) travel to Paris on orders from Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), who needs Newt to put a stop to Grindelwald's (Johnny Depp) crimes.
  • Classification
  • M, 134 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Fantasy themes and violence
  • Genre
  • Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Running Time
  • 134 minutes

Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Cast
  • Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Mike Myers
  • Director
  • Bryan Singer
  • Synopsis
  • A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

    The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
  • Classification
  • M, 134 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Genre
  • Biography, Drama, Music
  • Running Time
  • 134 minutes

The Children Act

  • Cast
  • Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin
  • Director
  • Richard Eyre
  • Synopsis
  • As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.
  • Classification
  • M, 105 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Occasional coarse language
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Running Time
  • 105 minutes

 

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