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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Caption Subtitled (C) Screenings

Captioning is a service for hard of hearing 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  5 December – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A) 11am

Saturday 10 December – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) 2pm

Monday 12 December – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG) 11am & 6pm

Monday 19 December –She Said (15) 11am &  Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG) 4.30pm

Audio Described [AD]/(A) 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).

If the film does have an AD option*, please ask a member of staff for a headset on arrival**

Aftersun (12A) 2 – 8 December

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A) 2 – 8 December

Bone and All (15) 9 – 15 December

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG) 9 – 22 December

She Said (15) 16 – 24 December

Last Christmas (12A) 21 December (Parent & Baby Screening)

*Films are checked and updated every Friday morning.
**Audio Description is only available for screenings in the cinema.

Relaxed (R) 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.

Relaxed Screenings are usually on the second Sunday of every month at 10.30am (no adverts or trailers).

Sunday 11 December – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG)

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.


Accessible Cinema Screenings
Cinema Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A)
Today 11am, 8pm; Tomorrow 3.30pm

2 hr 41 | Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation in the wake of king T’Challa’s death.

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Cinema Aftersun (12A)
Today 2.30pm, 5.45pm; Tomorrow 1pm

1 hr 42 | AD | A haunting, thought provoking, and poignant drama that captures themes of coming of age, mental illness, and the bond between father and daughter.

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Cinema Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG)

1 hr 57 | AD | When Matilda’s parents send her to an oppressive school run by the awful Miss Trunchball, she dares to take a stand and to change her life with miraculous results

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Cinema Bones and All (18)
Fri 3pm, 8.30pm; Sat 8.30pm; Sun 8.30pm; Mon 2pm, 8.30pm; Tue 3pm, 8.30pm + more times

2 hr 10 | AD | The unusual coming of age love story about a shy young woman with a secret and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile trip.

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Activities How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)
Sat 2pm
Garret Theatre, Garret Bar

3 hrs | Join us for an immersive cinema experience as we transform Storyhouse’s Garret Theatre into Whoville for a special screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Cinema She Said (15)

2 hr 8 | AD | The behind-the-scenes story of how two New York Times journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, pieced together and broke the Harvey Weinstein story

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Cinema Last Christmas (12A) – Parent & Baby Christmas Special

1 hr 43 | [AD] | Tom seems to goo to be true when he walks into Kate’s life and although nothing should wok for these two, sometimes you gotta have faith.

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