This page explains our accessibility facilities to help you plan your visit.

All public areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility. There is a wheelchair-accessible lift to the right as you enter the main foyer, which serves all floors and the basement areas. The Box Office and bar all have adapted counters and accessible levels for transactions.

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking wheelchair spaces in advance; this will help us to allocate the adjoining seats to your companions if required. However, we will make every effort to accommodate customers who have not made an advance booking.

The lift is fitted with a voice commentary and tactile aids. It has an intercom and an alarm should you need to contact a member of staff in an emergency.

We welcome guide dogs at City Screen and can accommodate them in the auditoria and bars. Please book in advance so that we can allocate the most appropriate seating. We are able to provide drinking water for your dog, and we will be happy to look after your dog during the screening.

Stair rails have embossed tactile aids underneath which indicate the number of steps approaching each level. Three bumps mean that you are on the third step from the landing, two that you are on the second step, and so on.

The main customer toilets, which include a separate fully accessible toilet, are in the basement. There are also additional accessible toilets on the lower-ground floor and the second floor; these toilets have National Key Scheme (Radar) locks, and a key is available at the Box Office or from the usher. There are emergency call-points in all our disabled toilets should you need to summon assistance. Baby-changing facilities are also available on the lower-ground and second floors.

Weekly listings are available in large print from the Box Office. Large-print menus are available in the bar.

Audio description and enhanced soundtrack

All our auditoria are equipped with a system that delivers Audio Description (AD) or an enhanced soundtrack through a headset or a portable hearing loop. The AD runs every time a film with Audio Description is shown, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset.

We show films with AD whenever the necessary files are made available by film distributors. Like a narrator telling a story, AD gives an additional commentary describing body language, expressions and movements. It gives information about things which are not made clear through the soundtrack.

AD screenings are indicated in the weekly listings. Enhanced soundtrack is always available.To reserve a headset or a portable hearing loop, please email us, call us on 0871 902 5726 or ask at the Box Office.

Subtitled access screenings

We aim to show films with some subtitled screenings whenever possible. Films available with subtitles are indicated in our weekly printed cinema times, on our website and in our weekly email newsletter (click here to sign up). Our programme also contains many foreign-language films with English subtitles. These may also be suitable for d/Deaf or hearing-impaired customers

Disabled parking

City centre Blue Badge parking

Parking for Blue Badge holders will still be available at the following locations:

  • All council car parks, in any bay (including disabled bays), free of charge with no time limit
  • Using on-street 'Pay and Display' bays, free of charge with no time limit (the 3-hour limit applies if parking restrictions apply during the day)
  • Any residents' priority parking scheme zones, free of charge with no time limit
  • On double and single yellow lines where loading restrictions aren't in place, where it is safe to do so and not causing an obstruction, free of charge, for up to 3 hours

An additional 10 disabled parking bays have been made available at Monk Bar car park, off Lord Mayor's Walk and 4 disabled parking bays at Bootham Row.

The Shopmobility service is located at Coppergate Centre car park. Please check with Shopmobility for opening times on telephone 01904 679222, or email [email protected].


Our staff will be happy to call a taxi if that would help you.

In the event of fire

Wheelchair users and other mobility-impaired patrons will be evacuated by trained staff using evacuation chairs placed at or near the top (or bottom, if in the basement) of staircases. If you require any further information please ask a member of staff, telephone us on 01904 612 940 or email us.

Bookings and general enquiries

Wheelchair spaces and Carers tickets are bookable online. (For Carers Tickets please see Carers section). Alternatively to book wheelchair spaces or carer tickets by phone, or for all other accessibility enquires, please call our dedicated accessibility hotline 02072 947908 (Text Relay call 18001 02072 947908).