BBFC FILM CLASSIFICATIONS
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 the 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.