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Two characters from Chicken, Emmett and Sam, sit against a fence. Emmett has his arms crossed and Sam is wearing a chicken costume without the head.

How we advocate for access to cinema

A fundamental principle of Hyde Park Picture House is to improve, sustain and advocate for access to cinema. By cinema, we don’t only mean physical access to our building, which we have been able to significantly improve with our refurbishment, but also our screening programme, partnerships, and how we work together to support and engage with the widest range of audiences, staff, volunteers, films and filmmakers.

Written by Robb Barham


Accessibility to cinema is one of the most difficult, yet important aspects of why we do what we do. From our Hyde & Seek family screenings every Sunday, to our partnerships with the National Autistic Society and Carousel, we put a lot into making our cinema and its programme for everyone.

We’re especially excited to welcome the Oska Bright Film Festival’s Short Film Showcase, the world’s leading festival for films made by, or featuring people with learning disabilities or autism, to The Picture House Wed 13 March 2024.

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