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Reel Cinema

Unit 4 The Hive Leisure Park, Earle Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0GY

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Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:30.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:30.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Widnes.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 600cm (12ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 59m (64yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 85m (92yd 2ft) from the main 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 187cm (6ft 2in) wide.

Counter

  • The counter is 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music/noise.
  • Music/noise is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located on the right, opposite the counter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 5 screens.
  • All screens have not got level access.
  • Screen(s) 1,2,3,4,5 has(have) access by slope.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the front and in the middle of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with you.
    • A companion may sit near you.
    • Companions sit beside you.
    • It is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the foyer to the accessible toilet.
    • It is 33m (36yd 3in) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
    • This venue does have audio description.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a headset.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing 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
    • There are autism friendly screenings every first Sunday of the month.
    • Hard of hearing screenings take place on Tuesdays.

Level Change (Cinema)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into each screen.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to rear seating.
  • There is / are 2-5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the venue.
    • There is 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 weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 270cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.