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Cameo Picturehouse

38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ

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Cinema Introduction

  • Cinema Information View
    • The cinema has 3 screens in total.
    • There are 2 screens with designated seating for disabled visitors.
    • The screen(s) with designated seating is/are located to the right as you enter the screens corridor from the foyer.
    • The screens with designated seating include; Cameo 1 and Cameo 2.
    • 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 cannot use the Cinema Exhibitors Association Card at the cinema.
    • Some films are rotated between screens to allow access.
    • Some films can be audio described.
    • Headsets are used for the audio description.
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • Autism friendly screenings are not available.
    • Dementia Friendly screenings are shown here. Please contact the cinema for more information.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screen(s).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The venue is located in central Edinburgh in the Fountainbridge area, around 600m south of Edinburgh Castle. There are close links to venue on the A702 from the A8, A71/A70 and A700/A701/A7 roads.
    • Blue Badge parking is generally available around the venue and public parking is located off Riego Street underneath Princes Exchange (Bank of Scotland/Lloyds).
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There is a bus stop directly outside the venue and another across the street which are served by bus route numbers 10, 11, 15, X15, 16, 23, 27, 36 and 45.
  • By Train View
  • By Tram View

Public Parking

  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
    • The public car park is located on Riego Street.
    • The name of the car park is on Princes Exchange Car Park.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • Some Greenway areas and Loading Bays allow Blue Badge parking.
    • There may be limits on days and times of parking which are signposted.
    • There is lift or stair access up to Lauriston Place from the public car park.

Approach (Home Street)

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

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 bell/buzzer is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Outside Access (Cameo Bar Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, on Lochrin Place.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 104cm.
    • 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.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the bar.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps can be bypassed by using the separate entrances. Photographs 5 and 6 show the steps.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, vinyl and wood.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in some corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the bar.

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 carpet and vinyl.
    • There is flooring in the foyer which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The foyer does not play background music.
    • There is bench seating only in the foyer.
  • 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 right as you enter the foyer.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the counter(s) is not 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 not 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • 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).
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use 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 menu boards/signs and 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).

Eating and Drinking (Cameo Bar)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located to the left of the building.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via 1 medium height step without handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 steps with handrails on both sides to access the bar from the foyer.
    • The separate entrances can be used to bypass the internal steps.
    • Children are welcome in the bar area until 8pm.

Screen(s) (Cameo 1)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 1.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the rear corridor.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 150cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the screen.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 105cm.
    • 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.
  • 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 45cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are good.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the rear corridor.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope is clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located at the rear of the screen.
    • 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 4 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 and in front of the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.
    • 8 seats can be removed from the rear row to provide 4 wheelchair spaces.

Screen(s) (Cameo 2)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 2.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the far right as you enter the rear corridor.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 86cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the front row.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • 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 49cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the rear corridor.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 2-4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located in the front row.
    • 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 2 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.
    • 4 front row seats can be removed to provide 2 wheelchair spaces.

Screen(s) (Cameo 3)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 3.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the rear corridor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 88cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the middle rows.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The steps are not 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 44cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the rear corridor.
    • Cleaning lights can be put on to improve lighting before and after performances upon request.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope is clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during screenings.
  • Comments View
    • There are double width seats towards the front and rear of this screen.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the rear corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 207cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non slip floor.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 115cm from floor level.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 113cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located down the steps to the right as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the venue.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels are at least 100 lux at floor level.

Level Change (Standard Female Toilets)

  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located to the left as you enter.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the standard female toilets.
    • There is/are 13 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 21cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located leading up to the male toilets.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the standard male toilets.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).