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ODEON - Chelmsford

Kings Head Walk, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FH

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Introduction

Audio Description, Subtitles and Autism Friendly

  • Audio Description and Screen Hearing Enhancement System View
    • Films can be audio described.
    • Bodypacks, headsets and neckloops 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 a member of staff.
    • Staff are trained to issue equipment.
    • The screens used for audio description vary, please contact the cinema for more information.
  • Subtitled Screenings View
    • Subtitled screenings are available.
    • There is/are a minimum of 3 subtitled screening(s) per week.
    • Subtitled screenings are available on selected days of the week.
    • Subtitled screenings are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • The screens used for autism friendly screenings vary, please contact the cinema for more information.
    • Advertisements or trailers are played before autism friendly screenings.
    • Autism friendly screenings start at the advertised performance time.
    • There is 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 available.
    • There is a quiet area available within the cinema.
    • There is a chair/seat within the quiet area.
    • 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.
    • 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 Q-Park)

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
  • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
  • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a steep gradient and has no handrails.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free 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) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 104cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 114cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are a set of double manual doors with widths of 154cm and 148cm located to the left of the automatic doors detailed.

Outside Access (Costa Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free 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 154cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • 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 148cm.

Foyer

  • Cinema Foyer View
    • The cinema foyer is located ahead as you enter.
    • 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 and laminate.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is not available.
    • The nearest seating is located within Costa, to the side of the foyer.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There is a self service ticket machine.
    • The self service ticket machine is 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 ahead and to the left after you enter.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main 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 placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are low.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are 101cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is a/are lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • The height of the lowered section(s) at the counter(s) is 86cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/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).

Eating and Drinking (Ben & Jerry's)

  • The following information is for the food and drink counter.
  • The food and drink counter is located to the left as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the food and drink counter.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the counter is 85cm.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is step-free access within the food and drink area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is 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 not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is ice cream.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are no tables and chairs available for Ben & Jerry's.

Eating and Drinking (Costa)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the right as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the counter is 92cm.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • Chairs do not have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are menu boards/signs and wall menus available.
  • Menus are 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.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Counter (Guest Service Point)

  • The counter is located ahead and to the right as you enter, before the ramps and steps to the upper ground level.
  • The counter is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • This counter is the Guest Service Point. Tickets are checked here before entering the screen(s).

Screen (Screen 3)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 3.
  • This information is for the entrance located ahead after you enter, just before the ramp and steps to the upper ground level.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 158cm.
  • 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 154cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the screen).
  • 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 38cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located next to 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row F at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 5m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Level Change (Foyer to Upper Ground Level and Screens)

  • There is a ramp/slope located ahead and to the right as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access Screens 1 and 2 on the upper ground level, toilet facilities and the lift and stairs up to Screens 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • There is a/are step(s) located ahead and to the right as you enter.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Screens 1 and 2 on the upper ground level, toilet facilities and the lift and stairs up to Screens 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • There is/are 3 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 17cm.
  • 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Getting Around

  • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
  • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in some corridors/walkways.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
  • There is bench seating at regular intervals.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • This venue does play background music in public areas.
  • Music is played throughout the foyer.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Upper Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the upper ground floor, next to Screen 1.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ramp.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
  • The key is a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is self-closing.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 196cm (4ft 9in 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 left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a flush 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • 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 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 backrest and a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • 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 poor.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper Ground Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located ahead and to the right as you enter, on the upper ground level.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • The height of the lowered urinal is 52cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does contrast visually with the wall.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair in front of the lowered urinal (90cm x 140cm).
    • 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.

Screen (Screen 1)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 1.
  • Similar screens include; to the left beyond the ramp to the upper ground level.
  • This information is for the entrance located to the left beyond the ramp to the upper ground level.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 160cm.
  • 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 156cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the screen).
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.
  • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • The ramp/slope is 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 next to 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 16 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row R at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 12m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 3 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.
    • There is a third entrance you must go through to enter the screen.
      This door is single with an unlocked extension leaf.
      This door opens towards you (pull), is heavy and has an opening of 115cm.

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 to the right beyond the ramp to the upper ground level.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 155cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the screen).
  • 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 48cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located next to 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row F at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 9m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG and 2.
  • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the upper ground floor, to the left of Screen 1.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ramp.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are UG, 1 and 2.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
  • The key is a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is self-closing.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a flush 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • 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 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 backrest and a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 99cm.
  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • 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 poor.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 106cm (3ft 6in).

Screen (Screen 4)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 4.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, to the right after you exit the lift.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 158cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 115cm.
  • 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 L (rear of the screen).
  • The door shown in the third photograph is opposite the second set of doors surveyed (shown in the second photograph).
    This door is similar to the second set of doors surveyed apart from the handle being on the opposite side.
  • 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 48cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • 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 11 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row L at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 11m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in this screen.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with you.
    • Companions/carers sit next to you.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Screen (Screen 5)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 5.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, to the left after you exit the lift.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 158cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 115cm.
  • 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).
  • The door shown in the third photograph is opposite the second set of doors surveyed (shown in the second photograph).
    This door is similar to the second set of doors surveyed apart from the handle being on the opposite side.
  • 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 good.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 good.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row H at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 8m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.
    • The door shown in the third photograph is opposite the second set of doors surveyed (shown in the second photograph). This door is identical to the second set of doors surveyed other than its handle being on the opposite side.

Screen (Screen 6)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 6.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, beyond and to the right of the lift.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 158cm.
  • 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 154cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the screen).
  • 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 34cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row F at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 6m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Screen (Screen 7)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 7.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, to the rear of the lift.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 154cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the scrren).
  • 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 38cm.
  • The lighting levels before and after screenings are good.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 good.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row F at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 6m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Screen (Screen 8)

  • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 8.
  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, beyond and to the left of the lift.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its 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 154cm.
  • 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 154cm.
  • 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 F (rear of the screen).
  • 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 good.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
  • 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 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 good.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in Row F at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 6m from the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 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 sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Emergency Refuge Point

  • There are refuge points located within Screen 1, between Screens 5 and 6, next to Screen 4 and within Screen 8.
  • The refuge point(s) is/are not clearly signed.
  • The corridor leading to the refuge point has a minimum width of 90cm.
  • The door leading to the refuge point has a minimum width of 85cm.
  • The refuge point has clear minimum dimensions of 90cm x 140cm.
  • There is an Evac Chair available at the refuge point(s).
  • There is not a voice communication system available at the refuge point(s).
  • A member of staff is available for assistance during an emergency at the refuge point(s).
  • There is not a chair available at the refuge point(s).