Cineworld, Parnell Street

Parnell Centre, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Cineworld shows all of the blockbuster movies and with 17 screens, it’s the largest city centre cinema. I’m an Unlimited Card holder so I try to make it to here at least twice a week. If you make it of a Tuesday, tickets are at a cheaper rate.

What has it got?

Seating: There are plenty of spots for wheelchair users in all screens, mostly in the front row, but there are a couple of screens where you can have a back row seat.

Tickets: You can book tickets for wheelchair users online and in some cases, carers/personal assistants can get a discounted or free ticket.

Doors: The doors aren’t too heavy here.

Ground: In the foyer, it’s marble tiles so it is slippy when it’s wet but elsewhere, it’s carpet galore.

Stairs: There is a lift here that brings you to all floors and where there are a few steps down to screens 7 – 14, there is a staff-operated wheelchair lift that will bring you up and down.

Bathrooms: Six wheelchair accessible toilets are available in Cineworld. They are the standard wheelchair bathroom size (approx. 60 x 80).

Spaciousness: There are very few obstacles that will get in your way here.

Helpfulness of Staff: You will need a member of staff to operate the wheelchair lift with a key. If you let them know which screen you are going to, there will be someone to operate the life when your movie is over.

Parking: There is one wheelchair parking spot on King’s Inn Street and there is a car park on Jervis Lane. There is also regular street parking on Jervis Lane and I have very easily gotten my wheelchair in and out of those spots. In the Parnell Car Park, you will find a number of wheelchair parking spots and you can access the cinema through a lift. (Map here)
Rating: 9/10
Why did it lose points? The majority of the time, visiting Cineworld in a wheelchair is hassle free. However, on the rare occurrence that the lift is out of order, you cannot access any of the cinema screens. 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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