Accessibility

Here at Film Unit we believe that cinema is for everyone. That`s why it`s important to us that no access issue gets in the way of you enjoying the cinema experience. That's why all of our matinee screenings are hard-of-hearing friendly, we have dedicated wheelchair spaces in our auditorium and we hold regular autism-friendly screenings throughout the year. If you have any other accessibility requirements or suggestions to improve our service, please don't hesitate to get in touch.







Hard Of Hearing

All of our matinees, unless stated otherwise will be hard-of-hearing friendly. This means that the film will be shown with closed caption subtitles. There will also be signs displayed outside the auditorium, explaining our house rules and staff will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have. If the fire alarm sounds, the house lights will come on, the sound will cut and the curtains will close. In this case we will have printed cards explaining the situation and the procedure that must be followed. Please note, autism friendly screenings will not be subtitled.




Autism Friendly

Our autism-friendly screenings differ from standard screenings in the following ways: there is no music played before the screening; the volume is reduced; lights are dimmed more than usual; screen brightness is reduced; the audience capacity is capped to avoid the screening from being too crowded; a separate safe space/calm down area is available; audience members are free to move around and sit where you like; you can bring your own food and drink (although no hot food or alcohol); carers receive free entry. The cinema also has disabled access and dedicated wheelchair spaces.




Our Autism Friendly screenings this semester are:

Yesterday - September 28th
Wildlife - October 20th
Pond life - November 3rd
Missing Link - November 10th
Happy as Lazzaro - December 8th
(Matinee screenings only)