We believe cinema should be accessible for everyone, please see below for our accessibility options.
Saffron Screen is completely wheelchair accessible, including parking and toilets.
The main car park to the rear of the school has accessible parking spaces that give the easiest access to the cinema.
We aim to screen a current film with subtitles for the Hard of Hearing in every programme. These screenings are marked next to each film listing.
There is also an induction loop in the cinema.
We also regularly screen films in a foreign language with subtitles; these are identified in the Listings view with an icon, and can be filtered in the Films tab.
To receive the latest subtitled film listings, please email [email protected] and include ‘subtitled films’ in the subject line.
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. Six AD headsets are available for use within the cinema. Please check if your film has AD activated and reserve a headset in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 01799 500238.
Assistance and 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 [email protected] or calling 01799 500238. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Please give us 24 hours notice if possible.
Assistance and guide dogs
Assistance 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 [email protected] or telephone 01799 500238. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Please give us 24 hours’ notice if possible.
We aim to screen films for those with autism as often as we can – often with longer notice periods to allow time for planning and preparing for your trip. We also produce downloadable “Social Stories” for each autism-friendly screening to help guests feel as comfortable as possible and know what to expect in advance of their trip.
Features of our autism-friendly screenings include:
- No trailers or adverts
- Low level lighting throughout the showing
- Film sound at a consistently lower volume
- Doors open an hour before the film for socialising and acclimatising
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. 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.
Tickets are priced at £5 which includes a free hot drink and biscuits. Carer tickets are free.
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.