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Updated February 2021

01. Bookings & Tickets - British Board of Film Classifications

Film Classification

Prior to purchasing a ticket you must check the classification issued by the British Board of Film Classification or local authority for your selected film.  We will always provide the classification for the film on the cinema pages.  This will normally be displayed on this website in film classifications, at our box office, on our Film Information boards and on the film listings available from us. We are required to refuse admission to any person who is below the minimum age required by the relevant classification. In case of doubt the manager on duty will request proof of age from you and, at their discretion, may refuse entry, if you are unable to establish your age to his or her satisfaction.

Event Cinema12AL - This 'As Live' certificate has been provided for cinema exhibition on the basis of information provided by the distributor and without the material being viewed prior to exhibition.

02. Bookings & Tickets -  Film Classifications

Click here for the classifications


03. Bookings & Tickets - Where to Book

You can book you ticket in 2 ways:
By visiting our Cinema up to five minutes before the event - subject to availability.
Or book via our web/mobile site

04. Bookings, Tickets and Concessions - Payment Methods

We currently accept bookings using the following cards

Website: VISA, MasterCard, Switch, Solo, Electron

Concessions at the desk: VISA, MasterCard, Switch, Solo, Electron, GooglePay, ApplePay and Samsung Pay.

Tickets can be emailed, sent to your mobile or printed.  Please make sure you have the booking reference number available for scanning when you arrive.

05. Bookings & Tickets - Seating

The sale of cinema tickets is subject to availability, during the pandemic, the seating is allocated. You can chose your seat during booking.

06. Bookings & Tickets - Booking Confirmation

Confirmation of Booking

On completion of your booking you will see a confirmation page displayed on your screen.

We will also send you an email confirmation. We recommend that you print out a copy of the confirmation page and/or confirmation email for your records.

When your bank authorises payment they ring-fence the money in the expectation that we will collect payment. If there has been a communications failure or some other error during your booking we cannot always proceed and the booking will have failed.

Only if you have received a BOOKING CONFIRMATION number/email will we claim on the ring-fenced funds.

'Ring-fenced funds not claimed by us will be released back into your account automatically. Your bank can confirm how long this takes.

07. Bookings & Tickets - Online Booking Fee

Online Booking Fee

In addition to the ticket price, an online booking fee is payable for tickets purchased online/mobile, and this will be notified to you during the booking process.

The online booking fee is charged by TicketSource for the online service which it offers to customers. Information about this charge and their contractual relationship with The Reel and Screen can be found in the relevant Terms and Conditions when booking. The fee is levied to cover the cost of processing your payment.   The Reel and Screen do not receive any of the processing fee.

The Online Booking Fee for a standard general film will be charged at the maximum rate of 31p per ticket (The charge will be more for specialist or multi-show films). These charges are highlighted at the very beginning of the booking process and throughout allowing the customer the opportunity to discontinue with the booking should they so wish.ost is incurred for purchasing tickets at the cinema from the box office.

08. Bookings & Tickets - Ticket Types

Adult Tickets: For anyone 15 and over.

Child Tickets: For anyone between the ages of 18 months and 14 years.

09. Bookings & Tickets - Age & ID - Children Under 12

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

10. Bookings & Tickets - Age & ID - Proof Of ID

ID may be required for a 12A, 15 or 18 certificate film.  In the event of a dispute, the cinema manager's decision is final.

Much as it pains us to turn people away, we have a legal and social obligation to ensure that people are of the appropriate age to watch films at our cinema so please do not be offended if our team ask you for ID.

If you are fortunate enough to appear young for your age, please make sure you bring appropriate photo ID for all age restricted films to avoid disappointment.

The Reel and Screen accepts the following forms of ID, Passport (original or photo), Driving Licence, any ID that carries the 'PASS' logo, any 'Education' issued Pass which carries, photo & DOB.


11. Can I smoke at/in the Cinema?

Customers are not permitted to smoke on the premises , this includes any form of electronic cigarette or other artificial smoking devices. The Reel and Screen reserves the right to require any person or customer found to be in contravention of this rule to leave the premises immediately without any entitlement to a refund.

12. When do I receive newsletters?

The film programme email is usually sent twice a month usually on a Wednesday.

We care about your privacy and don't want to fill up your inbox:


  • We will only send the newsletters that you have requested and opted in for.

  • We will only send promotions and offers that we think are relevant to you.

  • We will not share your details with any third party company unless you agree otherwise.

13. How long are the adverts and trailers?

Ads and trailers normally last between 5-10 minutes before the actual film begins. We ask customers to collect their tickets at least 20 minutes before the performance to make the most of their visit.

14. Are Autism Friendly cinema screenings just for people with Autism?

No. There are a number of sensory differences made to the cinema environment that might make these screenings more attractive to people with autism.

But, the screenings are for anyone that feel they would benefit. This might be someone with another sensory sensitivity or a learning disability.

These performances have subtle changes to the cinema environment which mean that people who have sensory difficulties have a more positive experience than they would in a traditional cinema setting. Changes include:


  • The lights being kept on at a low level.

  • Lower than usual sound levels.

  • No trailers or advertisements - just the film.

  • Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise.

We will always have a quiet place available before, during and after the performance.


As part of it's licence, this cinema enforces the BBFC age ratings.  Cinema films are rated U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18.

All films come with detailed ratings info.  Find this for the film you'd like to see on the film poster, at or on the free BBFC app.


A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child. Not all U films are aimed at children, but may be rated U because they contain no material likely to offend or harm.

​Legally a child of any age may view a U film.


PG films are suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children. A PG film should not disturb a child aged eight or older.

Legally a child of any age may view a PG film.


To see of 12A film, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Films rated 12A are not recommended for children below 12. Please read the BBFC insight website to see if the film is suitable for your child. This will tell you about key aspects of the film like violence, language, sex or horror.

Children aged 12 and over may see a 12A film unaccompanied.


No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema. A cinema may lose it's licence if it admits children under 15 to a 15 rated film.​

No theme in a 15 rated film is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 years old and any dangerous or illegal behaviour is not endorsed or promoted by the film.


Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the cinema. A cinema may lose its licence if anyone under 18 is admitted to an 18 rated film.​

No theme is prohibited at 18. Adults are free to choose their own entertainment within the law, so it is possible some themes tackled at 18 may be offensive even to some adults viewers.

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