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Duke's at Komedia

44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UN

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Cinema Introduction

  • Cinema Information View
    • The cinema has 2 screens in total.
    • There are 2 screens with designated seating for disabled visitors.
    • The screen(s) with designated seating is/are located on level 1.
    • The screens with designated seating include; Screens 1 and 2.
    • 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.
    • Films are rotated between screens to allow access.
    • Films cannot be audio described.
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • The subtitled screenings are available on Sunday Evening and Monday matinee. Contact the cinema for more information.
    • Autism friendly screenings are not available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screen(s).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • Irish Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The cinema is located in the centre of Brighton. There are various routes to the cinema.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Brighton Station.

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 Gardner Street.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 180cm x 600cm (5ft 11in x 19ft 8in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
    • The public car park is located on Church Street.
    • The name of the car park is Brighton Theatre NCP.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located on Gardner Street.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

Approach

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

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Gardner Street.
    • 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/do 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.

Cinema 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 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 the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There are seats without armrests in the foyer.
  • Ticket Counter(s) View
    • There is not a/are not ticket counter(s) within the foyer.
  • Food and Drink Counter(s) View
    • There is a/are food/drink counter(s) within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located to the right as you enter.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) 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 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 not a/are not lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • 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.
    • Staff can bring food/drink to screens if required.
    • Tickets can be purchased from the food/drink counter(s).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G (Cinema Foyer), 1 (Bar, Screen and Accessible Toilet) and 2 (Standard Toilets).
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past the cinema foyer along the corridor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 B, G (Cinema Foyer), 1 (Offices), 2 (Bars and Screens) and 3 (Offices).
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Screen(s) (1 and 2)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 2.
    • Similar screens include; Screen 1.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the bar.
    • 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 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 front of the screen.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.
  • 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 49cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are good.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located just beyond the bar, next to the stairs landing.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 9 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 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 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 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.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located at the front 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 2 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 behind the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to the bar.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • 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 a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
  • 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 tiles and wood.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, at the rear of the bar next to the landing for the stairs.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 190cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • 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 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The 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).
  • 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 the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is 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 110cm.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet on the ground floor.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the Komedia Comedy Club, but can be used by Picturehouse Customers.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 on the second floor.
    • There is stepped access to the female and 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 lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilets with step free access in the Komedia Comedy Club which are available for Picturehouse Customers if needed.