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)

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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.





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 25 October – The Addams Family 2 (PG) 11am & The Harder They Fall (15) 5.30pm

Monday 1 November – The French Dispatch (15) 11am & 6.15pm

Monday 8 November – Dune (12A) 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)

No Time To Die (12A) – 30 September – 21 October

Sweetheart (15) – 15-20 October

The Velvet Underground (15) – 19-21 October

The French Dispatch (15) – 29 October – 4 November

Rocks (12A) – 30 October



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Accessible Cinema Screenings
Cinema James Bond: No Time To Die (12A)
Today 5pm

2hr 43 | Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.

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Cinema The Velvet Underground (15)
Today 8.30pm

2hr 1 | AD | The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands.

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Cinema The Addams Family 2 (PG)

1hr 33 | Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and overly consumed with “scream time”. To reclaim their bond, they decide to hit the road for one last miserable family vacation.

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Cinema The Harder They Fall (15)
Tomorrow 2.45pm, 8.15pm; Sat 1pm, 8.15pm; Sun 8.15pm; Mon 5.30pm, 8.15pm; Tue 8.15pm; Wed 8.30pm + more times

2hr 10 | A glorious revisionist western directed by Jeymes Samuel, with a red hot soundtrack and a stunning all-star cast. 

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Cinema The French Dispatch (15)

1hr 48 | AD | On the occasion of the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the staff of ‘The French Dispatch’, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convenes to write his obituary.

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Cinema Rocks (12A)

1hr 33 | AD | Fresh, joyous and resonant – Rocks simply cannot be missed. We follow Olushola – or “Rocks” – trying to navigate looking after her younger brother after her troubled mother disappears.

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Cinema Dune (12A)

2hr 35 | A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey from visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

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