As an advocate for change, Glasgow Film endeavours to reduce inequalities by sharing a diverse film culture with the broadest range of people possible.
Glasgow Film is:
GFT (Glasgow Film Theatre) year-round centre for film-lovers.
Glasgow Film Festival - a launching pad for the best of international and Scottish cinema.
Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland’s leading short film event.
Glasgow Youth Film Festival - one of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe.
Glasgow Film Theatre Limited is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (No.SC005932)
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
The nearest train stations are Queen Street and Central Station.
TransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
This link gives information about the accessibility of the station http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/GLC/stationOverview.xhtml
Travel by taxi
The venue does not have its own car park. The nearest public car park is Cambridge Street Car Park, located off Cowcaddens Road.
Nine accessible parking spaces are available on Cambridge Street, first street behind GFT. These are marked Blue Badge bays. Blue Badge holders may park free of charge and without limit.
Path to main entrance
The main entrance to GFT is located at 12 Rose Street. This is the only entrance for public use.
GFT main entrance is open Sunday to Friday from 12 noon and Saturday from 11am. The cafes and cinemas open half an hour before first film.
There is level access into the venue.
The outside pavement is flush with the left hand side entrance to the building.
The main doors are heavy and open automatically. They open towards you when exiting the building.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Foyer lift to accessible toilet and second floor café bar.
Lift to Cinema 1
Ticket/ information desk
There is a ramp or slope to access the main entrance door.
The ramp or slope is sloping up the pavement to the entrance door (coming from Sauchiehall Street).
The ramp or slope is easy and permanent.
There is one step leading up to the door on the right.
The Box Office is located directly to the right when entering the building.
There is level access to reception from the entrance.
The reception desk is medium height, 78.5cm (2ft 6.5in)
The lighting levels are bright.
There is a glass window between you and Box Office staff.
There is a hearing assistance system – fixed loop. Staff are trained to use the system.
Things to See and Do
The mezzanine bar table has a lowered section.
First Floor Bar
The bar table has a lowered section.
First Floor Accessible Toilet
Ground Floor Accessible Toilet
It is 12m (13yd 4in) from the foyer to the accessible toilet.
It is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
This is a unisex toilet.
There is a lateral transfer space. As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left. The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
There is not a flush on the transfer side.
The tap type is lever and there is a mixer tap.
There is a functional emergency alarm available.
Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
Red cord hanging down will activate the alarm. Staff will come to assist.
Baby change facilities are located to the left in the accessible toilet.
The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
Getting around outside
Customer care support
Infrared assistive audio system is available in all cinemas. Patrons have the choice of audio description (on available films) or enhanced film audio via headset.
Emergency evacuation procedures
There is no alarm in Cinema 1 or 2. The film will stop & the house lights will come on. An usher will walk to the front of the Cinema & make an announcement to audience: “Ladies & Gentlemen we have to evacuate the building. Please make your way to the exits by following the green fire exit signs".
In the event of a fire in Cinema 3 - the alarm will sound and lights will flash. An usher will open the door to the cinema and commence the evacuation using thier hands to guide audience out to the left hand of the entrance directly leading to the nearest fire exit.
Customer care support
Access programme brochures - https://issuu.com/glasgowfilmtheatre
Monthly D/deaf friendly film programme, Visible Cinema provides subtitled or captioned film screenings with British Sign Langauge interpretation and Speech-to-Text service
Take 2 Access screenings are for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families, and are also suitable for any child with a disability who would enjoy seeing a film in a ‘low sensory’ environment.
Access FIlm Club is designed to engage with people aged 15+ who welcome a relaxed cinema environment. For people who have autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities and/or difficulties in processing information.
Movie Memories is a monthly programme funded by Life Changes Trust presenting film screenings alongside a programme of multi-arts entertainment in a dementia friendly environment, with dementia aware staff and volunteers (Movie Memories Ambassadors) in attendance.