HORSHAM and Ararat cinemas will offer open-captioned movies for the region's deaf and migrant communities for the first time.
They will be the only Victorian cinemas outside Melbourne and Geelong to offer the service on their big screens.
Profoundly deaf Horsham girl Cate Dunn, 13, said open captions would allow her to go to the cinema like any other teenager.
She has gathered a group of friends to watch Red 2 at Horsham Centre Cinemas with open captions on Sunday at 1pm.
"Often my friends will start to invite me to the movies but then they'll realise I can't go," Cate said.
"I can sometimes lip-read people but I can't lip-read cartoons because their mouths just open and close."
Cate travels the 600-kilometre round trip to Melbourne with her family and Wimmera Hearing Society's Buffy Harrison, who is also deaf, to watch movies.
Members of the deaf communities in Melbourne and Ballarat will travel to Horsham to support Sunday's open-captioned event.
Mrs Harrison said the Wimmera cinemas were leading the charge for open-captioned movies at other movie theatres.
"When you have a hearing loss you tend not to put yourself in situations that make your hearing loss more pronounced," she said.
"Cinemas used to have little devices that had the captions on them but generally the deaf community hated them because you would have to look at them, then up at the screen and then back again.
"We would love to just be able to go to the cinema and enjoy it."
Oasis Wimmera chairwoman Sujatha Umakanthan said immigrants often struggled to understand movie dialogue.
"A lot of students learning English will watch television at home because they can have the captions," she said. "Members of the migrant community don't often come to the cinema so this will really help them."
Ararat's Astor Cinema will screen Now You See Me at 4.15pm on Saturday