Open captions are the written, on-screen display of what is happening in the motion picture. This helps moviegoers who are deaf and hard of hearing. 

Movie theaters in New York City that offer more than 10 movie showings in a week must use open captions in some of their showings.

Movie theaters also must advertise the date and time of open-captioned showings the same way they advertise all other showings. Ads must state which showings include open captions.

These rules do not apply to private screening facilities that don’t show movies to a general audience.

Learn more about open caption rules in movie theaters.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to report the problem.

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