Broadway Cinema

Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DD

01462 681 300

info@broadway-cinema.com

www.broadway-cinema.com

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include ; 2 ground floor screens and 1 first floor screen/theatre.

  • Opening times vary according to screening times.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Letchworth Garden City.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Town Hall Car Park.

  • The car park is located off Eastcheap.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Long strips of standard on street parking is located on Eastcheap and Gernon Road.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 129cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • The counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • There is a lowered section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Access into screens 2 and 3 is via an easy ramp (photograph 4).

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  • The cinema has 3 screens.

  • All screens have level access.

  • Films are mainly mainstream and art.

  • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated spaces are situated at the back of the cinema.

  • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit near you.

  • Companions sit either side of you.

  • It is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the foyer to the accessible toilet.

  • It is 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.

  • This venue does have audio description.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a headset.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.

  • Subtitles are available.

  • Concessions are available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow the wheelchair, please ask at the tickets and refreshments kiosk.

  • There is a medium ramp in the centre of the cinema screen to access all seating (photograph 3).

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the foyer.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 100cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is an easy ramp leading into the lift.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 280cm (5ft 7in x 9ft 2in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the far left as you exit the foyer.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the far right as you exit the foyer.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.