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Gate Picturehouse

87 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London, W11 3JZ

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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.
    • There are hearing loop headsets available.
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • Autism friendly screenings are not available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screen(s).
    • Dementia Friendly Screenings are available. They are the fourth Monday of the month. Please contact the venue for more information.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The cinema is located in Central London, there are various routes to the cinema.
    • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • The cinema is easily accessible via bus with the following routes running close to the cinema: 27, 52, 28, 328, 452, 148, 70, 390, 94, 31, N28, N31 and N207.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Paddington Station.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Notting Hill Gate Underground Station.
    • The cinema is a stone's throw away (1 minute walk) from Notting Hill Gate Underground Station (Central, Circle and District lines).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • 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

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Notting Hill Gate Road.
    • 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) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.

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 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.
  • 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 left 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 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 high (110cm+).
    • 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 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).

Screen(s) (1)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 1.
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step-free 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 door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • 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 140cm.
    • 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 rear of the screen.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope is clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is clearly illuminated during screenings.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Premium seating is not available within the screen.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 55cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • 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.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located along the side of the rows of seating.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • 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 the patron.
    • The view from this seating area is good.
    • Companions sit next to the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located across Notting Hill Gate Road in McDonalds.

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 to the right after you enter the Screen, at the bottom of the slope.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 available.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail to the left of the seat.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard female toilets.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the baby change facilities.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).