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Movie House

Yorkgate, 100-150 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1WA

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Yorkgate.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bridge End.
  • The venue is in a shopping mall.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:30.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Yorkgate Shopping Centre)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The car park is outside the Yorkgate Shopping Centre.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 360cm (15ft 1in x 11ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd) from the the accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 of the shopping centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Lift (Yorkgate Shopping Centre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Yorkgate.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 136cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 of the shopping centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • It is necessary to use this entrance for wheelchair access to all screens.
    • The door has to has to be opened from the inside.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Reception (Box Office)

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • All screens are situated on level 2.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 14 screens.
  • All screens have not got level access.
  • Screen(s) 1-7 has(have) level access.
  • Screen(s) 1-14 has(have) access by lift.
  • Screen(s) 8-14 has(have) access by slope.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the back of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • It is 100m (109yd 1ft) from the foyer to the accessible toilet.
    • This venue does not have audio description.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a headset.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
    • Subtitles are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • The screen rooms are situated on moderate slopes.
    • The only seating with level access in each screen is at the rear.
    • The width of the gangways varies but is generally over 80cm.

Level Change (Screens 8-14, Standard Toilets and Baby Changing)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the box office and screens.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located next to the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 2 next to screen 4.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 180cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet with baby changing facilities next to Screen 8.
    • This toilet is shown in the 2nd photograph.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 2, next to Screens 4 and 5.
    • The female and male toilets are 40m (44yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet, next to Screen 8.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.