We welcome everyone to our cinema. To discuss any particular needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our auditorium has 6 wheelchair accessible spaces. The cinema box office and the refreshments table are at accessible levels for transactions. There are no steps from the car park through to the auditorium and a fully accessible adapted toilet is located in the same corridor as the other toilets. The main car park to the rear of the school has disabled parking spaces that give the easiest access to the cinema. If you want to reserve a wheelchair space or a particular seat in the cinema, please email email@example.com or telephone 01799 500 238.
An audio description facility is available for most of the digitally projected films. Audio description (AD) works through a special headset, giving people with visual impairments additional commentary on the film in between the actors’ dialogue. This facility does not interrupt the sound or cinematic experience for the rest of the audience. Audio described films are marked in the Full Diary. Ten AD headsets are available for use within the cinema. Please reserve a headset in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01799 500238.
Please note that when audio description is available, the optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium, seats 1-12. We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.
To receive the latest Audio Described film listings, please email: email@example.com and include ‘audio description’ in the subject line. Large print film programmes are also available on request.
Guide dogs are welcome. If you wish to take your dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so that we can arrange an aisle seat by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01799 500238. Alternatively, your dog can be cared for by a member of staff for the duration of the performance. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Please give us 24 hours notice if possible.
We screen a current film with subtitles for the hard of hearing every two months. These screenings are marked next to each film in the Full Diary. To receive the latest Subtitled film listings, please email: email@example.com and include ‘subtitled films’ in the subject line. We also regularly screen films in a foreign language with subtitles; these are shown in the Full Diary by the inclusion of the language of the original film.
There is also an induction loop in the cinema. The best seats for picking up sound through the hearing loop are the outside seats towards the back of the auditorium.
Features of our autism-friendly screenings include:
- No trailers or adverts
- Low level lighting throughout the showing
- Film sound at a consistently lower volume
We also produce downloadable social stories to help you prepare for your visit.
Dementia-friendly screenings are a great opportunity to see a film in a relaxed, supportive and safe environment. We welcome people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.
Tickets are priced at £5. Carer tickets are free. The ticket price includes a free hot drink and biscuits. The lights will remain on low and moving around and noise are accepted. There are no adverts before the film and the doors open an hour before the film for socialising and acclimatising. There will be a 15 minute interval during the film.
If you are in receipt of the disability living allowance or attendance allowance or are registered blind, you are entitled to a free cinema ticket for the carer accompanying you. You just need to apply for a Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card (either collect a form from the cinema or go to www.ceacard.co.uk) and show it when you come to the cinema. Please note this is not available for Special Events, only films.
The main car park to the rear of the school has disabled parking spaces that give the easiest access to the cinema.