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Odyssey Cinema

166 London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1PG

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans City.

COVID-19 Information

  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Toilets are available.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 400cm (7ft 3in x 13ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on London Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 210cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the lobby area.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Counter (Ticket Counter)

  • The counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Counter (Food and Drink Counter)

  • The counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Lobby Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you pass the ticket counter.
  • There is/are 3 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (Upstairs Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the lobby seating area.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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 both sides.

Other Floors (Stairs to Cinema)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail in the centre.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Lift to Cinema)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main staircase.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 174cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 9in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Level Change (Lower Downstairs Seating)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you exit the lift on the downstairs level.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Eating and Drinking (Downstairs Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the basement level, off the downstairs seating area.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is cinema snacks.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 1 screens.
  • All screens have level access.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.
    • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • A companion may sit near you.
    • Companions sit in the adjoining seat.
    • It is 35m (38yd 10in) from the foyer to the accessible toilet.
    • It is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
    • This venue does have audio description.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • Subtitles are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located directly ahead as you pass the ticket counter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 169cm x 240cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical accessible toilet off the downstairs cinema area with the transfer space to the right.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the entrance lobby.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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 the left going up the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.