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
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.