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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Ladies in Black

  • Cast
  • Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice, Julia Ormond
  • Director
  • Bruce Beresford
  • Synopsis
  • Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl (Lisa) takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, who will change her life forever. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone’s lives.
  • Classification
  • PG, 108 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mild coarse language
  • Running Time
  • 108 minutes

The House with a Clock in its Walls

  • Cast
  • Jack Black, Brad Fischer, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan
  • Director
  • Eli Roth
  • Synopsis
  • When Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) is orphaned, he goes to live with his mysterious uncle, Jonathan Barnavelt (Jack Black). Lewis finds to his surprise that Jonathan is a warlock. The house where Jonathan lives was once owned by a couple who were dedicated to black magic. Before they passed away, they hid a clock in the walls with the power to bring about the end of the world.

    Lewis and Jonathan have to find the clock before it's too late.
  • Classification
  • PG, 105 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mild supernatural themes and violence, some scary scenes
  • Genre
  • Family, Fantasy, Horror
  • Running Time
  • 105 minutes

A Simple Favour

  • Cast
  • Linda Cardellini, Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick
  • Director
  • Paul Feig
  • Synopsis
  • A SIMPLE FAVOUR, directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
  • Classification
  • M, 117 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes, coarse language, sex, violence and drug use
  • Genre
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Running Time
  • 117 minutes

 

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