Accessibility at New Park





Here at Chichester Cinema at New Park, we hope to welcome all film lovers to our unique independent cinema.

Working in conjunction with our landlords – the New Park Centre –
we hope we can make your visit a pleasant and stress free one.




Your Visit

There are four allocated Car Parking spaces for blue badge holders in the New Park Centre car park. We advise arriving at least 30 minutes before the performance start time to get one of these spaces.

The Main Entrance to New Park Centre is located on the north side of the building, and only a few metres from the Disabled Car Park bays. The Centre is on one level, with the Box Office, Bar, Disabled Toilet, Studio and Auditorium all being easily accessible. Please note that the Picture Palace is only accessible by a set of five stairs.

There are Automatic Doors leading into the building through the main entrance (north). The doors to the south entrance can accommodate a wheelchair, but have a small one-inch rise.

If you require a carer, simply apply for a free Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card (CEA Card) by picking up an application form from our Box Office or from www.ceacard.co.uk. Your 'CEA Card' will entitle your accompanying carer to a free seat. This policy is valid at all times, and is accepted at most cinemas in the UK.

If you are travelling to us by Public Transport, please note that Chichester Train Station is Wheelchair accessible, and the path from the 700 bus stop is wheelchair friendly.



Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair Spaces are available for booking via phone or in person at the Box Office. Our primary wheelchair space is widely seen as the best seat in the auditorium – Front centre, with no one in your eye line. You are welcome to visit us during non-screening times if you would like to have a look at the auditorium.

Our Friendly Volunteers are always on hand to show you to your seat before anyone else if you prefer.



Hearing Loop & Photosensitivity

The Main Auditorium is equipped with a Hearing Loop. Please set your hearing aid to the 'T' setting.

For any performance containing Strobe Lighting etc, a notice will be displayed in the Cinema programme brochure and online.

Guide Dogs are welcome in all our spaces. Please mention if you are bringing a guide dog when booking so we can allocate the correct space for you.



General

We currently include in our programme Subtitled English language films, and with some funding, we hope to get the Sennheiser Infrared System to allow our hard of hearing patrons to hear our films’ soundtracks more clearly, and our visually impaired visitors to be able to get an audio description of what is happening on screen.

We currently hold Relaxed Screenings a few times per year in conjunction with the brilliant charity PACSO – Parent & Carers Support Organization (www.pacso.org.uk), which we hope to make an even more regular feature.



We hope you have a pleasant visit to our cinema.