Open Caption Sessions

Open Caption Sessions

Open Caption Sessions

The Ritz is now holding weekly “Open Caption” sessions. These will take place every Sunday morning.

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 one per week to show on Sunday mornings.

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.


click on session time to buy tickets for open caption sessions


  • Cast
  • Bill Skarsgård, Megan Charpentier, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, Owen Teague, Finn Wolfhard
  • Director
  • Andrés Muschietti
  • Synopsis
  • A group of seven children in the town of Derry, Maine are considered misfits and form a group called the "Losers Club." They soon come to realize that they've all had encounters with a demonic entity that appears in various forms, but primarily in the shape of a clown.

    Not knowing what to call the entity, they refer to it as "It" and believe It is responsible for the recent murders of a number of children in their town.

    Based on the novel by Stephen King.
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 135 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Strong horror themes and violence
  • Genre
  • Drama, Horror
  • Running Time
  • 135 minutes