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Holiday movies captioned

More kids with hearing impairments can join their friends at upcoming school holiday movies because of increased movie captioning.

‘Not that long ago, kids’ sessions were only shown out of holidays,’ says Karen Cafe of Captioned Movies NZ.

‘There’s a big increase of kids/family film options with captions now. It’s brilliant to see caption screenings of major releases showing day and date with the regular release, and of course for screenings to be available at peak screening times.  This was not possible without CaptiView,’ says Karen.

For adults too there are more opportunities to see a movie on the big screen, complete with popcorn and ice-creams. Not yet every movie, and not yet in every cinema, but the options are improving.

Karen suggests people check the Captioned Movies NZ Facebook page. ‘We find this the quickest and easiest way to communicate film and session info and would love for more people to “like” the page,’ she says. This would also be a way to keep showing the growing demand for captioning.

Movie caption options now include:

1. Closed captioning, such as CaptiView, where text is shown on a small screen that fits into the cup-holder on the cinema seat. You position the device so that you can watch the big screen and follow the captions on the little screen. Some Hoyts and Reading cinemas offer CaptiView – see Hoyts/Closed Captions for sessions, and Reading puts ‘CCAP’ beside the sessions where the closed caption devices are available.

2. Open captioning, like subtitles on foreign films, where everyone watching the big screen can see the captions. Selected cinemas offer this, see Captioning Access NZ for details of what′s on and where. You can also sign up for a regular email listing of captioned movies. Also see Captioned Movies NZ on Facebook.

3. Phone app (such as iPhone’s Subtitles) where subtitles play on your smartphone while you are in the cinema, as long as the movie is in the app’s library and you are connected to the internet.

4. A private function. Invite your friends who are Deaf or hearing impaired, or learning English (captions are great for second-language English speakers too), for a private screening at an open caption cinema. Captioning Access NZ can help book the cinema and negotiate the best price, then you sell the tickets – for a fundraiser, a charity screening, or just because you want to have a party.

 

Web: www.captionmovies.co.nz
Facebook page: Captioned Movies NZ