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Eastcoast Cinema

London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AS

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Lowestoft.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lowestoft.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for times of showings.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrances .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyound the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 4 screens.
  • All screens have not got level access.
  • Screen(s) 3 - 4 has(have) level access.
  • Screen(s) 1 has(have) access by slope.
  • Screen(s) 2 has(have) access by steps.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the front, in the middle and at the back of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • Companions sit alongside the patron.
    • This venue does have audio description.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • The rows suitable for hearing loops are all.
    • Subtitles are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Level Change (Cinema)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading in to Screen 1.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 115cm x 260cm (3ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
  • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.