What's happening in Accessible Cinema Screenings?

The Cinema is located on the second level of the building which can be accessed via the stairs or the lift located in the main entrance. The seats within the cinema are in a stepped configuration and can be accessed via the following:

Row A – 6 Steps down
Row B – 5 Steps down
Row C – 4 Steps down
Row D – 3 Steps down
Row E – 2 Steps down
Row F – 1 Step down
Row G – Flat level access from the entrance (location of 2 x wheelchair spaces)

Click to see a picture of the cinema (Cinema).

 

Relaxed Screenings

Relaxed film screenings at Storyhouse are for anyone who would welcome watching a film in a more relaxed environment. They have been designed to be friendlier to people with cognitive & sensory disorders, autism spectrum conditions, or dementia. The screenings are open to all, even if you don’t need the adjustments we make for these screenings.

In relaxed screenings, we keep the cinema lights on low and adjust the volume of the film so that it is not as loud as usual. You are free to move around, and leave and re-enter the cinema when you like.  There will be a more relaxed attitude towards noise and talking during the screening.

We hold special relaxed screenings of family-friendly films typically on the second Sunday of every month in our cinema at 10.30am. We also offer the opportunity to watch some of our new release feature films in a relaxed environment.

We also programme Parent & Baby screenings, which take place every Wednesday at 11am (except during half-term) for parents with babies under 12 months. These screenings also offer a relaxed environment for people who would benefit from that atmosphere.

Relaxed Screenings are usually on the second Sunday of every month at 10.30am.

Space Jam: A New Legacy (U) – Sunday 8 August 10.30am

 

 


Caption Subtitles

Captioning is a service for hearing-impaired or deaf people.

We provide caption subtitled screenings of films when possible. These screenings have a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included in these captions.

Note that caption subtitling has to be produced by the film distribution company and that unfortunately, not all films have this feature.

Caption Subtitled screenings are usually every Monday, for both the morning screening (usually around 11am) and the early evening screening (usually around 6pm).

Monday 26 July – The Croods 2: A New Age (U)  11am & 6pm

Monday 2 July – The World to Come (15) 11am & 8.30pm

Monday 9 August – Space Jam: A New Legacy (U) 11am

 


Audio Described [AD] Screenings

These screenings are for everyone.

There is an option for audio description for most mainstream films but this is dependant on the specific film distributors. Anyone with a visual impairment can access this through special AD headsets that enable the user to hear a narrator’s voice explaining all the action on screen during gaps in the dialogue. This is undetectable to other audience members.

Each film listing will have details if there is an audio described option available or feel free to call our Access Line to check (01244 409 113, option one then option three).

AD screenings are only available in the cinema.

If the film does have an AD option, please just ask for the headsets on arrival at the cinema.

Audio Descriptive Screenings: (confirmations updated every Friday)

The Truffle Hunters (12A) – 23-26 July

The Croods 2: A New Age (U) – 23 July- 5 August

Black Widow (12A) – 25 July- 4 August

Summer of Soul (12A) – 30 July- 1 August

 

 

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Accessible Cinema Screenings
Cinema The Croods 2: A New Age (U)
Tomorrow 1pm, 3.15pm, 5.30pm; Wed 1pm, 3.15pm, 6pm; Thu 1pm, 3.15pm, 5.30pm + more times
Movie Theatre

1hr 36 |AD| Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans. 

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Cinema Black Widow (12A)
Tomorrow 2.15pm, 8pm, 8.30pm; Wed 2.15pm, 8.15pm; Thu 2.15pm, 8pm; Fri 2pm, 8pm + more times
Movie Theatre

2hr 14 | AD | Action-packed spy thriller. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

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Cinema The Truffle Hunters (12A)

1hr 24 | AD | A beautifully crafted documentary about a handful of aging men in Piedmont who hunt for the delicious, extremely rare, and very expensive Alba white truffles.

Past event
Cinema The World To Come (15)
Fri 6pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 6pm + more times

1hr 45 | Set in 1850s America Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston star as two 19th Century farmers wives trying to escape the drudgery and brutality of their lives, and their husbands.

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Cinema Summer of Soul (12A)
Fri 8.30pm; Sat 8.30pm; Sun 8.30pm

1hr 57 | AD | A powerful and transporting documentary – part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

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Cinema Space Jam: A New Legacy (U)

1hr 55 | Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny.

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