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Duke of York's Picturehouse

Preston Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4NA

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Cinema Introduction

  • Cinema Information View
    • The cinema has 1 screen in total.
    • There is 1 screen with designated seating for disabled visitors.
    • The screen(s) with designated seating is/are located on the ground floor.
    • The screens with designated seating include; Screen 1.
    • There is not an IMAX screen.
    • There is not a 4DX screen.
    • Advanced bookings are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Tickets are free for carers.
    • Visitors can use the Cinema Exhibitors Association Card at the cinema.
    • Some films can be audio described.
    • Headsets are used for the audio description.
    • Headsets can be used for audio description or the T setting on your hearing aid.
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • There are two or three subtitled screenings every week. Contact the cinema for more information.
    • Some autism friendly screenings are available.
    • Contact the cinema for more information.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screen(s).

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The cinema is located in the North of Brighton, just off Preston Road.
    • On Stanley Road there is a dedicated Blue Badge parking bay that Blue Badge holders may use. Further in accordance with Brighton and Hove City Council parking policy, Blue Badge holders are allowed to park on single and double-yellow lines for a maximum of three hours, which can be found on Stanley Road and Clyde Road, our two adjacent streets. Blue Badge holders may not park in resident permit bays between 9am and 8pm, but may park here outside of these hours. The bays on Stanley Road reserved for the Fire Service may not be used by Blue Badge holders.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is London Road Brighton Station.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Public Parking

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on on Stanley Road.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 180cm x 610cm (5ft 11in x 20ft).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is not a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • Stanley Road can be used as a drop-off point, however it is not clearly marked.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • There is step free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Preston Road.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow step at the front of the entrance but there is step free access to the left of the entrance.

Cinema Foyer

  • Cinema Foyer View
    • The cinema foyer is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the cinema foyer.
    • There is step free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is tiles.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There is bench seating only in the foyer.
  • Ticket Counter(s) View
    • There is a/are ticket counter(s) within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located to the right as you enter.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) 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 not 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 good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is 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 not signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • The counter(s) is/are mostly staffed.
  • 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 cinema foyer.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the counter(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are not 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is a/are lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the 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 not signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the 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 not 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).

Level Change (Food Counter and Screen 1)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located to the left after you enter.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located ahead after you enter.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • The going 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 going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not 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.

Screen(s) (1)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 1.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the cinema foyer.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • 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 110cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the screen.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are flip-down seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Premium seating is not available within the screen.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 45cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the cinema foyer.
    • There is a very easy slope leading from the rear of the screen to the front. There are balcony seats located on the first floor, these are accessed by the main stairs.
    • There is step-free access to the majority of seating.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located at the rear of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • There is step-free 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 the patron.
    • The view from this seating area is good.
    • Companions sit next to the patron and in front of the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the rigth of the cinema foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going 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.
  • Other Information View
    • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the bar and Screen 1 balcony.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor.
  • There is stepped access to the bar.
  • 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 service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs 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 standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus and 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via 3 deep steps which lead to an outdoor balcony seating area.
  • Comments View
    • During good weather there is an outdoor seating area just beyond the main entrance, which serves drinks and bar food.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (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 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, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 110cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • 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 not a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the landing of the stairs.
    • There is stepped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not 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 to the right of the cinema foyer.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Step(s) (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) located just beyond the door into the toilets.
  • There is/are 15 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.