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ODEON - Banbury

Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0AH

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Introduction

  • Cinema Information View
    • The cinema has 2 screens in total.
    • Screen 1 has/have step-free access via lift.
    • Screen 1 has/have ramped access.
    • Screen 2 has/have stepped access.
    • There is 1 screen with designated seating for disabled visitors.
    • The screen(s) with designated seating is/are located at the rear of the foyer on the ground floor.
    • The screens with designated seating include; Screen 1.
    • There is not a premium large screen format (isense) available.
    • Advanced bookings are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Tickets are free for companions/carers.
    • Visitors can use the Cinema Exhibitors Association Card at the cinema.
    • Some films are rotated between screens.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screens.
  • Additional Information View

Audio Description, Subtitles and Autism Friendly

  • Audio Description and Screen Hearing Enhancement System View
    • Some films can be audio described.
    • Headsets and Infrared systems are used for the audio description.
    • The equipment used has dual channel capability; one channel provides audio description, the other provides hearing enhancement for the film soundtrack.
    • The body packs/headsets/neck loops are used for both channels.
    • The audio description equipment is collected from the food counter.
    • Staff are trained to issue equipment.
    • All screens is/are used for audio description.
  • Subtitled Screenings View
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • There is/are a minimum of 1 subtitled screening(s) per week.
    • Subtitled screenings are available on various days of the week.
    • Subtitled screenings are available at a mixture of peak and off-peak times.
    • All screens can be used for subtitled screenings.
  • Autism Friendly Screenings View
    • Some autism friendly screenings are available.
    • There is/are a minimum of 1 autism friendly screening(s) per month.
    • Autism friendly screenings are available on Sundays only.
    • Autism friendly screenings are available at peak times only.
    • Screen 1 is/are used for autism friendly screenings.
    • Advertisements or trailers are not played before autism friendly screenings.
    • Autism friendly screenings do not start at the advertised performance time.
    • There is not a large white clock within the screen(s) showing autism friendly screenings.
    • There is not large, clear directional signage to the screen(s) showing autism friendly screenings.
    • There is not pictorial signage to the screen(s) showing autism friendly screenings.
    • The lighting levels in the screen(s) showing autism friendly screenings are turned up a little.
    • The sound levels in the screen(s) showing autism friendly screenings are turned down.
    • Site routing maps and screen seating plans are not available.
    • There is not a quiet area available within the cinema.
    • Guests can bring their own food and drink into the screen(s).
    • Carers/parents/companions can visit the cinema in advance to familiarise themselves with the surroundings.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Help and Assistance View
    • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language, please phone the venue in advance for more information.
    • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
    • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
    • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
    • There are not mobility aids available.
  • Additional Contact Details View
    • The telephone number for the Disability & Accessibility Helpline is 0800 138 3315.
    • The textphone number for the Disability & Accessibility Helpline is 18001 0808 1560 609.
    • The telephone number for the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) Card is 01244 526 016.
    • The textphone number for the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) Card is 18001 01244 526 016.
    • The email address for the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) Card is [email protected].
    • The website for the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) Card is https://www.ceacard.co.uk.

Public Parking (Provided by Cherwell District Council)

  • Comments View
    • The two nearest Blue Badge bays in the car park are in front of the cinema.
    • The bays are 370cm wide by 490cm deep.
    • Blue Badge holders can park for a maximum of 4 hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the cinema on Horse Fair.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance - Screen 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the alleyway to the left as you face the cinema.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • These doors have to be opened from the inside and will open towards you.
    • This entrance is used for large mobility scooters or wheelchairs too big for the stairlift.
    • Please contact the cinema beforehand if you wish to use this entrance.
    • The doors will be opened by a member of staff, who will then escort you to your seat.

Foyer

  • Cinema Foyer View
    • The cinema foyer is located immediately beyond the accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the cinema foyer.
    • There is step-free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Wayfinding signage is not available.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There is a self service ticket machine.
    • The self service ticket machine is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Food and Drink Counter(s) View
    • There is a/are food/drink counter(s) within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located at the rear of the foyer, to the right.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is not a/are not lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • There are wall menus available.
    • Menus are not available in Braille.
    • Menus are not available in large print.
    • Picture menus are available.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can bring food/drink to screens if required.
    • Tickets can be purchased from the food/drink counter(s).

Step(s) (Screen 1 and Stairs)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of the foyer.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Screen 1 and the stairs to the first floor.
  • There is/are 6 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Lift (Screen 1 and Stairs)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 66cm x 75cm (2ft 2in x 2ft 6in).
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • Any wheelchair not able to use this stair lift can use the alternative entrance at the side of the cinema for access to Screen 1.

Screen (Screen 1)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 1.
  • This information is for the entrance located beyond the 6 steps at the rear of the foyer.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
  • The entrance doors contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
  • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
  • This entrance gives access to Row T (rear of the screen).
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl.
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • Premium seating is available within the screen.
  • The width of the rows of seating is 37cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located at the front of Screen 1.
  • Screen Information View
    • The access to the majority of seating is located in the centre of the seats.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.
    • The ramp/slope is clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Rows A and P, at the front and rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 6 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in this screen.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with you.
    • The visibility of the screen from this seating area is good.
    • Companions/carers sit next to you.
    • There is not sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.
    • The designated seating at the front is 6m from the screen.
      The designated seating at the rear is 18m from the screen.
      Access to the designated seating areas for wheelchair users or scooters unable to use the stair lift is via the alternative entrance at the side of the cinema.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Screen 1)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located at the front of Screen 1 to the right.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the alternative entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is not self-closing.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 195cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 5in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the non-infectious waste bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • A mobile baby change facility is outside of the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the table is 85cm.
    • There is level access from the designated seating area at the front of Screen 1.

Standard Toilet(s) (Screen 1)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located between the two sets of entrance doors to Screen 1.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a lowered hand dryer available.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of Screen 1.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a lowered hand dryer available.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet has a cubicle with horizontal and vertical grab rails on the right only.

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located to the right, beyond the 6 steps in the foyer.
  • The stairs are approximately 14m from the accessible entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Screen 2 and the first floor standard toilets.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is a lowered urinal.
    • The height of the lowered urinal is 57cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does contrast visually with the wall.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet has a cubicle with a horizontal and vertical grab rails on the right only.
    • The male toilet has a cubicle with a horizontal and vertical grab rails on the right only.

Screen (Screen 2)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 2.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • The entrance door(s) is/are not permanently held open before and after screenings.
  • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
  • This entrance gives access to Row H (rear of the screen).
  • There is/are 9 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
  • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl.
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • Premium seating is available within the screen.
  • The width of the rows of seating is 50cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located at the front of Screen 1.
  • Screen Information View
    • The access to the majority of seating is located in the centre of the seats.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • There is not sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.
    • There is no designated seating for this screen.