Captions and Audio Descriptions | General Info | Glenbrook Cinema

Captions and Audio Descriptions

Enhancing Your Cinema Experience

In addition to our hearing loop which is active every session, Glenbrook Cinema offers the following services for selected features and sessions:


OPEN CAPTION - OC

Open Captions (OC) are text with sound description displayed on the screen to allow all patrons to enjoy movies together. 

These 'text subtitles' can be seen by all patrons and significantly assist the audience with following the storyline, capturing names of characters and places and understanding who is speaking dialogue off-screen.  You will never miss a word when watching Open Caption sessions.

Open Captions are only available on some films and selected sessions will be scheduled at Glenbrook Cinema if the timetable permits.  

The letters OC will appear on individual Session Times displayed on our website. Advertising which sessions are Open Caption may be at short notice (i.e. only a few days in advance), however such sessions will always be promoted on our social media channels.


CLOSED CAPTION - CC

Only available on selected features.

Glenbrook Cinema does not usually know which features have this service until the feature is delivered by the film distributors. As soon as we know we add the letters CC on our Movies web page.

Closed Captions are text with sound description displayed on a dedicated CaptiView device which sits in the drink cup-holders allowing individual patrons to enjoy movies with this feature. 

These devices comfortably fit in cup-holders in rows A, B, C  and H, J, K.

The CaptiView does not fit as easily in the smaller cup-holders in rows D, E, F and M, however some patrons say it is okay. Glenbrook does not recommend rows D, E, F and M for CaptiView as the device is less stable in these cup-holders. 

CaptiView is Not Suitable for rows G and L. These rows do not have cup-holders. If sitting in these rows you would have no choice but to hold the device in your hand the entire feature which would be extremely uncomfortable.

Glenbrook Cinema has two CaptiView devices avaialble. If you require this device please contact the cinema in advance to ensure one is abailable for use to avoid disappointment.


AUDIO DESCRIPTION - AD

Only available on selected features.

Glenbrook Cinema does not usually know which features have this service until the feature is delivered by the film distributors. As soon as we know we add the letters AD on our Movies web page. 

AudionAudio description (AD) refers to an additional narration track for blind and visually impaired patrons. It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is happening on the screen during the natural pauses in the audio, and sometimes during dialogue if deemed necessary.

Accessible via Wireless Headphones - There are volume control dials on both ears (so they can be adjusted independently.)

There are two switches:

A = Movie sounds (voices and sound effects)

B = Audio Description (like a narrator)

Glenbrook Cinema has two pairs of wireless headphones available for receiving audio descriptions. If you require the use of these headphones, please contact the cinema in advance to ensure a pair is available for use to avoid disappointment.