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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Instant Family

  • Cast
  • Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Julie Hagerty, Tig Notaro
  • Director
  • Sean Anders
  • Synopsis
  • After purchasing a large home, Ellie (Rose Byrne) and her husband Pete (Mark Wahlberg) realize they want to start a family and decide to pursue the foster adoption process. They attend a foster fair where they meet rebellious teenager Lizzy (Isabela Moner). The pair instantly take a liking to Lizzy but find out they can’t foster her without also taking in her two younger siblings, Juan (Gustavo Quiroz) and Lita (Julianna Gamiz), who she has raised all on her own.

    Now faced with a house full of not one but three difficult children, Pete and Ellie must learn how to adjust to their new roles as parents and connect with the kids, who have little interest in doing the same.
  • Classification
  • PG, 118 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Genre
  • Comedy
  • Running Time
  • 118 minutes

Mary Queen of Scots

  • Cast
  • Saoirse Ronin, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Gemma Chan
  • Director
  • Josie Rourke
  • Synopsis
  • “Mary, Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 124 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Strong sex scenes and violence
  • Genre
  • Biography, History
  • Running Time
  • 124 minutes

Glass

  • Cast
  • James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard
  • Director
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Synopsis
  • David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursues Kevin Wendall Crumb (James McAvoy), a.k.a. The Beast, in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

  • Classification
  • M, 129 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and violence
  • Genre
  • Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
  • Running Time
  • 129 minutes

 

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