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If you enjoy a trip to the cinema but need assistance to attend this may interest you…The CEA card is a national card scheme developed by UK Cinema Association for UK Cinemas.
The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they provide a consistent, voluntary approach to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people when attending the cinema, around 90% of UK cinemas support the Scheme
Under the Disability Provision of the Equality Act 2010, cinema operators have obligations to make reasonable adjustments in order to facilitate disabled guests going to the cinema. Please check to ensure that your local cinema is a participating one before you apply.
The person requiring assistance applies at a cost of £6 annually. The conditions are that each time you attend the cinema you pay full price for 1 ticket, and 1 Carer/Support Worker is admitted for free. The Carer/Support Worker should have photo ID badge with them as it may be required as proof.
If you require 2 staff, you can try speaking to the Cinema Manager as they are usually exceptionally helpful, and I have known them to make special dispensation allowing 2 free entry tickets each time.
You can apply for a CEA card online or to download an application form, please go to the CEA Card website https://www.ceacard.co.uk/or call the card network enquiry line: 01244 526016
Paula Byrne—Senior Trainer