Open Caption Sessions

We love to be inclusive!

We hold regular Open Captions screenings of our most popular films that include text plus sound description on the screen so all patrons can enjoy our movies together!

Our Open Caption Screenings, combined with the many quality subtitled films we screen, allow everyone to experience transformative and entertaining films right here on the Central Coast at beautiful Avoca Beach.

Not all films are available with open captions, however, as always, our aim is to bring you the very best in quality films in this format too.

Our upcoming Open Caption Screenings are located on Our Films And Events Page

If you have a group who would like to attend or put on an Open Caption film, please feel free to contact us via email below.

Please note for those who have minor hearing difficulties, we also have available Free Headphones – just ask at the counter

accessing movies via open captions is best practice and facilitates:

  • 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
  • Encourages social activities that are inclusive
  • 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.

Definitions of subtitled & open captions

We hold regular Open Captions screenings of our most popular films that include text plus sound description on the screen so all patrons can enjoy our movies together!

SUBTITLED films are movies from around the world, spoken in the national language which are translated into English on the screen.

OPEN CAPTION – films have the spoken words in the language they are spoken in and include other sound related components of the film, e.g. ‘loud bang’ or ‘jazz plays lightly in the background’ etc.