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Film Theatre

The Owen Building, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Film Theatre is located on level 1 of the Owen Building.
    • It is mainly used to show films as part of course curriculums, but can also be used to show films in the evening.
    • It is open as and when required.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sheffield.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the right hand side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 358cm x 458cm (11ft 9in x 15ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Owen Building main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the Owen Building main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a strict Permit to Park policy on all campuses. First priority for permits is given to staff and students with disabilities. Pre-booked visitor parking is available in the Stoddart Building car park at City Campus.

Outside Access (Owen Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to Level 5 of the Owen Building.

Level Change (Owen Building Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the two sets of doors.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Owen Building main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • Some of the seating has armrests on both sides.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located ahead as you enter the Owen Building main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left hand side of the foyer, just beyond the main reception.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12.
    • The stairs are located at the rear left of the foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the Owen Building main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer, ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the Owen Building main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 203cm x 164cm (6ft 8in x 5ft 5in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all levels except Level 5.
    • There are 4 identical lifts in this location.
    • The lift controls are on a touchscreen in the lift lobbies (photograph 4).
    • After selecting the destination floor the screen displays which lift to use.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 116cm.

Outside Access (Film Theatre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Level 1 of the Owen Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Film Theatre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the Film Theatre entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 1 screens.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the back of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
    • To borrow the wheelchair, ask at the Owen Building Main Reception.

Level Change (Steps To Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the designed seating platform.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead down to the nearest seating to the entrance.
    • There are also medium, well marked steps, with no handrail, leading through the seating (shown in photograph 3).

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located within the Owen Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located within the Owen Building.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.