Access Information

Access Information


Our Cinema’s Accessibility


Although The Rio Cinema is an old building, which presents access challenges, it is fully accessible to disabled patrons, as well as wheelchair users.

Our entrance, café, foyer and auditorium are all on street level, with step-free access. The entrance doors are power-assisted and the ground floor toilet has wheelchair access - it is located next to the auditorium.

There are three wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium. Five additional spaces are available if you book at least 24 hours in advance. The entrance to the auditorium is wide and all our wheelchair spaces are easily accessible. The two widest emergency exits from the auditorium are located at the back of the auditorium, on the left and right sides.


Transport and Parking
The cinema is located at a five minute walk from either Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction. A number of buses direclt serve the Rio: 67, 76, 149, 243, 488 (the Rio is the name of the stop!). Other close lines are the 236 to Crossway, or the 30, 38, 56, 242, 277 to Dalston Junction Station.

Parking is possible on John Campbell Road.


Technical Adjustments
We hold regular screenings with Hard of Hearing subtitles. These are available for purchase on our website, and are noted “HOH”. If you call us, our answerphone message will also notify you of any Hard of Hearing film playing during that week.


Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card (CEA card) helps us to ensure that reasonable support is available to customers. If you require a carer, you can apply for a CEA card by requesting an application form in the foyer or from www.ceacard.co.uk. Your CEA card will entitle your accompanying carer to a free seat. This is available for all shows.

We are committed to creating a safe environment and we will strive to review the scope for improving our facilities for accessibility on a regular basis.

If you need any more information, or would like to give us any feedback on improving our accessibility, please call us on 020 7241 9410 or email manager@riocinema.org.uk.