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Regent Street Cinema

309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • To access the Cinema step free you will need to cross into the 309 Regent Street main building. Then take the appropriate lift.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Great Portland Street.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located outside 307 Regent Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also provides the accessible entrance for 309 Regent Street.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Lift (Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the stairs as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance lift.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Entrance Stairs)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of you on entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The handrails are on the left of the stairs and in the centre.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-UG.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Outside Access (309 Regent Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located to your right when you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Lift (Main Lift to Cinema within 309 Regent Street Main Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left beyond the entrance barriers in the main building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-UG.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the 309 Regent Street Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • You will need a staff card to ese this lift to reach the Upper Ground (Cinema Level).
    • To get to the lift you will need to pass through the barriers to the rear of the 309 Regent Street Reception.
    • The lift also goes to numerous floors within the main 309 Regent Street venue however, these are not applicable to the Cinema.

Eating and Drinking (Cinema Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The type of food served here is cinema snacks, drinks and alcohol.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 1 screens.
  • All screens have not got level access.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly art.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the front of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • A companion may sit near you.
    • Companions sit to the side or behind you.
    • It is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
    • This venue does not have audio description.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is infrared.
    • Subtitles are not available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lift to the cinema's stage that can be used if neccessary.
    • Controls are located on the stage and will require someone else to activate.

Cinema Access

  • For step free access to the cinema you will need to take the lift to the left beyond the accessible entrance, then the door to the right to access 309 Regent Street.
  • You will pass through the barriers to your left and take the lift to the UG floor.
  • Upon exiting the lift pass through the door in front of you and you will arrive in the bar area.
  • From here, access to the cinema is via doors to the left or right.
  • Both have easy gradient ramps on entrance, the one to the left has a width of 112cm and the one to the right has a width of 105cm.
  • Please see the separate sections for more information.

Level Change (Cinema Auditorium)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just past the left entrance to the cinema.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar ramp through the entrance to the right of the auditorium with a width of 105cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located between the first and second entrance doors to the left of the cinema.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 191cm x 209cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change in the toilet at a height of 92cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located between doors 1 and 2 to the right of the cinema.
    • The female toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located betwwen doors 1 and 2 to the left of the cinema.
    • The male toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

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