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Cinema Access Equipment Investment Fund

Scottish Screen want Scottish audiences to have the best possible cinema experience and this extends to cinemagoers with sensory impairments.

Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council have invested almost 80,000 for the installation of audio-description and captioning equipment in cinemas throughout Scotland, giving greater access to films for people with sensory impairments.

Our Cinema Access Equipment Investment Fund links into similar programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a UK-wide aim to increase access to all types of film for those with sensory impairments. Our arrangments have been implemented with the full support and encouragement of the RNID, RNIB, cinema operators, distributors and the UK Film Council.

Full details of cinemas and film screenings suitable for blind, deaf or hard of hearning groups, please visit for listings.

Sucessful cinemas are:


Cineworld Edinburgh
Cineworld Aberdeen
Cineworld Glasgow Parkhead
Cineworld Falkirk
Cineworld Renfrew
Cineworld Dundee

Awarded 12,015.77
DCA Cinema, Dundee
Awarded 2,013.00
Eden Court, Inverness
Awarded 13,029.00
New Picture Houses, St Andrews
Awarded 11,212.00

Odeon Ayr
Odeon Kilmarnock
Odeon Dundee
Odeon Edinburgh, Wester Hailes

Awarded 23,142.78

Vue Edinburgh Leith
Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
Vue Livingston
Vue Hamilton
Vue Inverness
Vue Aberdeen

Awarded 2,052.30
Lonsdale Cinema, Annan

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