423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631 423 7610
DescriptionThe paved parking lot has eight accessible spaces close to the ramp going to the main entrance of the Cinema Arts Centre. There is also parking up the hill. If you need to park up the hill it might be best to drop passengers off in front of the building so as to avoid the steps required to get back down.
There are three theaters, a café, and restrooms with an accessible stall. All of these spaces are on one level, allowing for easy navigation. The theaters have cushioned seats, and accessible seating. The aisles are lit.
The café sells snacks, lunch and dinner, including vegetarian fare . There is ample seating inside, as well as tables and chairs outside in a lovely, accessible brick garden. In addition to movie screenings, this venue showcases many other types of programs.
- Attraction Type: theaters
Number of handicapped spaces: 8
Location of handicapped spaces: directly in front
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: flat in front, hilly on the side.
Places to rest: seats in the outdoor garden, as well as the cafe
Paths and walkways: brick
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: incline to the theaters
Steps and staircases: steps to the back section of one of the theaters,
Width of aisles: wide
Places to sit: theater seating has cushioned seats, with accessible seating in each theater
Location of restrooms: main floor
Type of restroom: multi-stall, narrow accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: cafe
Friendliness of staff: friendly and helpful
This was my first visit to the Cinema Arts Centre since its renovation. It is a great combination of yesterday and today. While it is still the warm, welcoming venue that many of us knew, its updates have brought it into the 21st century.
The configuration remains the same, but now one can enter any of the theaters knowing that you will find very comfortable, cushioned seats (with cup holders), aisles that are lit, and accessible seating in all theaters. Only the back area in the largest theater requires steps to get to those seats. Such a vast improvement over the “original.”
Restrooms have been renovated as well. Our only concern is that the accessible stall in the multi-stall restroom is not very wide – only about 34 inches, which may make it problematic for some. The sinks are fine. There are no baby-changing facilities.
The cafe, which serves as a performance space as well, with its many good offerings for lunch, dinner or snacks, is back in business as well.
And of course, the lovely, outdoor, brick garden beckons one to sit for a bit to discuss what you are going to see, or have just seen.
Accessible parking is close to the ramp going to the main entrance. If you have to park up the hill, it may be best to drop passengers off, due to the steps required to get back down.
There is nothing like Cinema Arts on Long Island. Whether going to see a movie, attending a lecture, concert, discussion, or educational programming, many choices abound.
We at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.cinemartscentre.org, for a full listing of their activities. We know you will find something to pique your interest.
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