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Empire Cinema

Maney Corner, Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1QL

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 23:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sutton Coldfield.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sutton Coldfield Rail.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 355cm x 596cm (11ft 8in x 19ft 7in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 21m (23yd) from the side entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 31m (34yd) from the side 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 slopes/ramps.
  • 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 at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the front of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading from reception to the rest of the venue.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are available.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 4 screens.
  • All screens have not got level access.
  • Screen(s) 3 has(have) level access.
  • Screen(s) 2-4 has(have) access by slope.
  • Screen(s) 1 has(have) access by steps.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream.
    • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated in the middle of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • Companions sit beside you.
    • 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.
    • The rows suitable for hearing loops are Row C.
    • Subtitles are not available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Level Change (Screen 2)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the front of the screen entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.