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.

Sunday 13 February – Encanto (PG) 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 24 January – The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A) 11am & 6pm

Monday 31 January – Belfast (12A) 11am & 6pm

Monday 7 February – Nightmare Alley (15) 11am & 5.30pm

Monday 14 February – Parallel Mothers (15) 11am & The Souvenir Part II (15) 4.45pm

Monday 21 February – Sing 2 (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 Tragedy of Macbeth (15) – 14-25 January

Licorice Pizza (15) – 14-27 January

Titane (18) – 21-23 January

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A) – 24-27 January

Tom & Jerry: The Movie (PG) – 29-30 January

Nightmare Alley (15) – 4-10 February

Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG) – 5-6 February

Parallel Mothers (15)  11-17 February

Encanto (PG) – 12-13 February

Sing 2 (U) – 18-24 February


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Accessible Cinema Screenings
Cinema The Tragedy of Macbeth (15)
Today 1.45pm

1hr 45 | AD | Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, ambition and wrathful cunning.

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Cinema Licorice Pizza (15)
Today 4.30pm; Tomorrow 2.30pm, 8.30pm; Thu 4pm

2hr 13 | AD | Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

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Cinema The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A)
Tomorrow 6pm; Thu 1.15pm

1hr 51 | AD | The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever.

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Cinema Belfast (12A)

1hr 38 | A warm and heartfelt chronicle of the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.

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Tom & Jerry: The Movie (PG)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

1hr 41 | AD | One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited in this animated/live-action adventure.

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Cinema Nightmare Alley (15)

2hr 30 | AD | In 1940s New York, down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to a clairvoyant at a carnival. Using newly acquired knowledge, Carlisle crafts a golden ticket to success by swindling the elite.

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Cinema Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG)

1hr 36 | AD | When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound.

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Cinema Parallel Mothers (15)

2hr | AD | Two women coincide in a hospital room where they’re going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Neither know how inextricably linked their lives are about to become.

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Cinema The Souvenir Part II (15)

1hr 47 | In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film.

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Cinema Encanto (PG)

1hr 49 | AD | The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in a magical house deep in the mountains of Colombia, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

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Cinema Sing 2 (U)

1hr 50 | AD | With big dreams and spectacular hit songs koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet.

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