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CEA card - disabled cinema pass £6
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Found 26th JulFound 26th Jul
Just renewed mine for my youngest which prompted me to post it on here, just as a reminder for those that know or a heads up for those that don't :) Not for me to take any credit … Read more

I just phoned up my local cineworld to ask if they accept DLA letter and they said it's just for people with care.or need Care. I tried to explain that my disability is Not obvious. I guess I'll have to apply for this cea card. it clearly states for people that receive DLA

So if we just take my lads dla award letter would we actually need the card?

I have posted details of a similar deal for theatre and the arts which may be of use to some - hotukdeals.com/dea…015

driver815 h, 32 m ago

In our local ODEON, 3 of us went with the usual carer's card, plus the …In our local ODEON, 3 of us went with the usual carer's card, plus the newly acquired meerkat app-code, and politely asked the cheapest way to see Baby Driver. Was told that we only needed to pay the £6-odd for 1 adult ticket. Pleasantly surprised.



Cineworld also take Meerkat and CEA on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so 3 for 1.

My son for one we went other day I only paid for three kids I got in free why wouldn't u use it
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3 for 1 cinema using CEA Card with Meerkat movies and NUS card @ participating cinemas
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Found 22nd FebFound 22nd Feb
Well so I have found out recently that you can do 3 for 1 tickets by combining CEA Card with meerkat movies and if the CEA card holder is a student you can add NUS for a further sa… Read more

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jayt7

will that apply to special seatings as well (at cineworld - box, star and … will that apply to special seatings as well (at cineworld - box, star and balcony seatings etc)? I know I will have to pay uplift fees for upgrading to special seatings but will that apply to my cea card 'compansion' too?


I don't see why it should apply to the cea card.

will that apply to special seatings as well (at cineworld - box, star and balcony seatings etc)? I know I will have to pay uplift fees for upgrading to special seatings but will that apply to my cea card 'compansion' too?

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scoffer1

Thanks. Just watched Beauty and the beast in 3D. .. combined these two … Thanks. Just watched Beauty and the beast in 3D. .. combined these two concessions and paid £12.40 for 3 instead of nearly£38!


Nice one.

Thanks. Just watched Beauty and the beast in 3D. .. combined these two concessions and paid £12.40 for 3 instead of nearly£38!

Has anyone a for today please
Carers Cinema Card - Free Entry For Carer With Disabled Person £6.00 for 1 years use
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Found 24th Mar 2016Found 24th Mar 2016
I use my card at least once a month with the kids, the potential savings a year are easily £100.00+ get it ordered now ready for the summer cinema lineup.. can be used in conjunct… Read more

sam2828

Is this eligible with pip



You don't need pip, in fact you don't even need the card. It's up to the cinemas to provide reasonable adjustments. If you have a need for a carer simply explain to the box office (usually on dedicated help lines, or via the box office in person) you are disabled and need assistance, without it you cannot attend. Also ask if creating an account with venues to put a note on your account, that you need a carer. It makes follow on bookings that much easier.Generally companies are responsive, you do not even need a benefit letter in some cases. On a few occasions one of those " I have a certain disability" cards have even sufficed. Be assertive and don't back down. Good luck.

Shame they do this also include those in Support group ESA with the disability component now that PIP is next to impossible to claim.

I've put off claiming PIP for so long because of the dodgy WCA & then having to do a MR then go to court for an appeal just figured it wasn't worth it but could really use the extra help plus it'd mean wife could claim carers allowance too as she has to support me too just waiting for my WCA now managed to get into Support group ESA without one based on my paperwork & evidence I sent so I'm kinda hoping for a similar result but not really expecting it.

Can't believe the gov were trying to change points scored if you use an aid to make it even harder to qualify.

Also I came on this thread expecting to see countless nasty posts about scroungers and people expecting something for nothing (like a disabled person would rather a freebie entry to the cinema instead of good health) but I was pleasantly surprised so thank you to everyone who's posted on thus thread you've restored my faith in humanity a little.

haritori

You have to be aged 8 and over.


they must have changed it as i used to have one when my son was younger.

Question:
Who is eligible for a card?
Answer:
The eligibility criteria are kept under review and maybe updated from time to time; currently people who receive one of the following benefits are eligible:
Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
Attendance Allowance (AA);
Blind Persons Registration;
Personal Independence Payment (PIP); and
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
Additionally, limitations placed on Cinemas by their local licenses require children and young people under 8 years of age to be accompanied by a responsible person; consequently applications for cards can only be considered for people who are 8 years of age or older.

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Preston Preston

This card is very good. It has been around for years, & I've seen it on … This card is very good. It has been around for years, & I've seen it on here a few times in the past. I first got one when my son was 4, & he's now 13 next week.



You have to be aged 8 and over.

This card is very good. It has been around for years, & I've seen it on here a few times in the past. I first got one when my son was 4, & he's now 13 next week.
Carers Cinema Card - Free Entry For Carer With Disabled Person
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Found 26th Jul 2015Found 26th Jul 2015
If you are a carer of a disabled Person or Child above the age of 8 Years old you can get free access to the vast majority of UK cinemas when accompanying the said disabled person.… Read more

frakison

I don't think for one minute that, that is the reason for the carer card. … I don't think for one minute that, that is the reason for the carer card. Theme Parks, yes, as I know for a fact that the staff will not assist the disabled (at least Alton Towers doesn't), but EVERY modern building is more than capable of accommodating all but the severely disabled so there is no reason for a carer to "work" by holding open the doors?!?!?



I just saw your reply. I wasn't going to reply but I'm confused about your comment that "EVERY modern building is more than capable of accommodating all but the severely disabled so there is no reason for a carer to "work" by holding open the doors". I don't remember if you were the guy with an autistic son but I'm surprised that you assume only severely disabled people need help in modern cinemas. Our local cinema has very heavy doors and I struggle to open them for my husband who is in a wheelchair. I don't know what you consider severely disabled. There are such a variety of abilities out there and they affect people in different ways. Your assumption that a small percentage of disabled people need significant help is not true. I'm not sure what you think the carer card is there for exactly, if not to assist the disabled person. Do you think it's just a freebie for being disabled? I just found your comment strange. It seems you have very little knowledge of the disabled.

haritori

You seem pretty certain that "Hardly anyone needs a carer" i suggest you … You seem pretty certain that "Hardly anyone needs a carer" i suggest you spend more time with vulnerable people and you may change you mind, although it seems pretty closed shut because of your sisters situation.. we aren't all like that..And why would you be paying his/her way through life, its like you have made this assumption that disabled people = scroungers who do not work and just claim benefits.. Stephen Hawkins prob earns more in a day than you do in a year, he is disabled so he would be entitled to a CEA card and a carer would have to accompany him, they might actually enjoy the movie too!. Now remove the Fame, Status and Genius, and there are thousands of people just like him, who need help and support to do every day things, simply if you do not like that fact then though luck, we live in a democracy and our government of elected peers has decided that disabled people count and are a valuable part of society..



Please don't lets start this game. If you read the post properly, you would see that it was written in response to their judgemental post (I was highlighting how easy it is to assume!!). However, I stand by my comment that "carers" are NOT required in the majority of cinemas (I'm talking PHYSICAL as opposed to mental disability).

Also, you're quoting the wrong person, please at least lets get that right :). Look, I have a disabled family member, he's in a wheelchair, he also openly brags how he can get people into cinema and Alton Towers for free so I know how it works. I still have issues with the entitlement issue, it SHOULD be seen a valued bonus, not a right As for "disabled people count and are a valuable part of society", of course they do, there but for the grace of god etc. HOWEVER, I don't think that a free cinema ticket goes even half way towards helping that.

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frakison

If I want to and see a film, both I and the person I go with pay £8 EACH, … If I want to and see a film, both I and the person I go with pay £8 EACH, why should you get it for half price,?? It's this sense of ENTITLEMENT I have issues with!!! If you genuinely NEED a carer to go to the cinema, fine, but lets just be HONEST for one second, hardly ANYONE NEEDS a carer to go to the cinema as law dictates that they are disability compliant. If I'm a troll, you're a scrounger.... you see, its easy to throw insults if you want to start that game. Chances are, I'm ALREADY paying your way through life, so go ahead, have a freebie cinema ticket on me too, in fact, tell them to chuck you some sweets then get someone else to pay for them too!This thread was pretty much wound up, don't know why you felt the need to stick your fat head into the mix at this late stage, but I wont be checking it again and I've clicked the good old ignore button. You will no doubt feel the NEED to respond, so feel free, you clearly have nothing better to do than spam old deals and in that sense, I really do pity you.You have a great life and keep picking up those freebies.... it's not problem, I'll keep paying



You seem pretty certain that "Hardly anyone needs a carer" i suggest you spend more time with vulnerable people and you may change you mind, although it seems pretty closed shut because of your sisters situation.. we aren't all like that..

And why would you be paying his/her way through life, its like you have made this assumption that disabled people = scroungers who do not work and just claim benefits..

Stephen Hawkins prob earns more in a day than you do in a year, he is disabled so he would be entitled to a CEA card and a carer would have to accompany him, they might actually enjoy the movie too!.

Now remove the Fame, Status and Genius, and there are thousands of people just like him, who need help and support to do every day things, simply if you do not like that fact then though luck, we live in a democracy and our government of elected peers has decided that disabled people count and are a valuable part of society..

wicked_child

so you can only go if its something you would hate? what if you thought … so you can only go if its something you would hate? what if you thought you would dislike it and half way thorough you found out you were enjoying it? do you have to pay half? just because you don't mind or want to see something doesn't mean that you otherwise would. i would like to see minions bu cant afford the 16 for me and someone to go with me, but could go if they could get in free regardless whether they would see it anyway.you my friend are a trolololololol, no matter what you say, your argument is invalid.



If I want to and see a film, both I and the person I go with pay £8 EACH, why should you get it for half price,?? It's this sense of ENTITLEMENT I have issues with!!! If you genuinely NEED a carer to go to the cinema, fine, but lets just be HONEST for one second, hardly ANYONE NEEDS a carer to go to the cinema as law dictates that they are disability compliant. If I'm a troll, you're a scrounger.... you see, its easy to throw insults if you want to start that game. Chances are, I'm ALREADY paying your way through life, so go ahead, have a freebie cinema ticket on me too, in fact, tell them to chuck you some sweets then get someone else to pay for them too!

This thread was pretty much wound up, don't know why you felt the need to stick your fat head into the mix at this late stage, but I wont be checking it again and I've clicked the good old ignore button. You will no doubt feel the NEED to respond, so feel free, you clearly have nothing better to do than spam old deals and in that sense, I really do pity you.

You have a great life and keep picking up those freebies.... it's not problem, I'll keep paying

I also see that you're a brand new member on here??! That means that you're either VERY arrogant and mouthy OR (more likely), you're a chicken who doesn't have the integrity to post on your MAIN account. Either way, you joined today just to spam a dead conversation and you say I'm a troll?! I think you need to have a good word with yourself and jog on

Edited by: "frakison" 3rd Aug 2015

frakison

Why though, the person I was replying to said that they wanted to see it … Why though, the person I was replying to said that they wanted to see it anyway, i.e. THEY wanted to see it, so they would have gone anyway?!?! I'm not, repeat NOT, looking for an argument, I'm just offering an opinion


so you can only go if its something you would hate? what if you thought you would dislike it and half way thorough you found out you were enjoying it? do you have to pay half? just because you don't mind or want to see something doesn't mean that you otherwise would. i would like to see minions bu cant afford the 16 for me and someone to go with me, but could go if they could get in free regardless whether they would see it anyway.
you my friend are a trolololololol, no matter what you say, your argument is invalid.
Free cinema for carers
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Found 16th Dec 2014Found 16th Dec 2014
I posted this over 3 years ago and the Autism friendly showing of Night At the Museum - Secret of the Tomb @ Cineworld post by angelhaseyes prompted me to reignigte the CEA card de… Read more

morty

This is why I find it unfair how dla people get all these extra perks … This is why I find it unfair how dla people get all these extra perks people that claim that benefit most times can also work people who claim esa because they are to sick to work and then have to use friends or family as carers who get nothing.Same with bus pass esa can't get one dla can and the companion thing is a joke only some councils offer it.



I got my bus pass before I claimed DLA luckily, not sure if being in Scotland its different but used to anger me how you would get well known or obvious junkies and alcoholics come on the bus and get their friends and partners on free, often they would sit at back of bus and talk about what drugs they are taking or how they are using their giro to get drunk yet I couldnt get a companion on despite being autistic and needing a motivator and I had carers but just sat at home because to go anywhere I had to pay petrol.

ryouga

I know what you mean as my parents got sickness benefits for years as dad … I know what you mean as my parents got sickness benefits for years as dad had severe heatlh issues but as they didnt get DLA they couldnt apply for a disabled railcard, that being said I also know people who get DLA and have to claim JSA as they are seen as fit to work but may have like me something like autism meaning they struggle to get through the day(and its misunderstood as them being lazy or stupid) I had to wait years to finally get ESA for it but I do work now and again for short periods its just I feel ill and almost collapse long term due to not being able to handle the stress.Someone who may be in a wheelchair may have physical barriers to work but can handle certain jobs more than someone with autism with a healthy body who claims JSA.Anyway the carer thing for me related to that is that I have motivational and stress and anxiety problems, someone with me relaxes me and can process my information I.e I have a active mind so cant focus so need someone to "hold my hand" so to speak or to tell me what I am thinking is correct or to tell me whats the best thing to do(not what to do) the issue with that though is I only get lower rate DLA so not entitled to a companion bus pass, I do not want more money but the help from a friend would help my mental heatlh.Going into the bad side of carers though, I dont mean the ones that spend all day with people but ones that are often private and have set times to look after people, my mum worked with a council one growing up and used to know people who confused the people into getting free bus rides home(then when on the bus tell the person they cant get on as its not their bus) or leave a few stops before the person who often had learning difficulties and would be confused, or take them on trips where they wantd to go i.e cinema and watch film they wanted not the person they were meant to be helping! I had a group of carers in old town before I moved(meant to get some here but still waiting 6 months later) they used to fail to turn up for appointments, refused to take me in car saying they werent given money for that and to pay myself(but drove things like BMW's or Mercedes) used to arrive late, leave early and just not actually literally care in any way, only a free charity one that was local cared(until they had cutbacks on funding so the new boss came out to see me and said I wasnt entitled to help)




This is why I find it unfair how dla people get all these extra perks people that claim that benefit most times can also work people who claim esa because they are to sick to work and then have to use friends or family as carers who get nothing.

Same with bus pass esa can't get one dla can and the companion thing is a joke only some councils offer it.


Maybe I missed something, but each time I have applied for a CEA card for my disabled wife I had to prove she was in receipt of DLA . It's not available to Just anyone. Secondly for those of you who are caring after another please please make enquiries with the benefits people, you may qualify for benefits, such as DLA, Carers Allowance or attendance allowance, there are a number of sites which are very informative and offer guidance if you are uncertain.
Thirdly can those individuals who write derogatory remarks about this thread, just thank the lucky stars they aren't in that position of needing care or being a carer and simply GROW UP!!!!!!.

my wife has one of these cards and it is great that someone who couldn't go on their own to watch a film can without the extra cost useing the card.
Disabled people have a tough enough time and it's nice when they can get some help for free.

Some carers may be asked to go to presentations that they just don't want to see. But may be happy to escort a friend or relative so that they can attend. The cinema is getting a paying customer and a carer to enable the customers well-being. I need a carer as I have heart failure, diabetes T2 and had 2 strokes; I wouldn't want to be alone in the dark if I had any complications and was unable to summon help.
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Free cinema for carers
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Found 25th Oct 2011Found 25th Oct 2011
Welcome to The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card Website. This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompany… Read more

m4rc

As long as she cares for at least 35 hours and doesn't earn over £100 a … As long as she cares for at least 35 hours and doesn't earn over £100 a week she possibly would, though they do take income support into account too. Working Families Tax Credit also has a disability component if he is receiving DLA at (I believe I'm right in saying) middle or higher rate they pay a higher rate of tax credit. She might also qualify for other support, I won't post it on here but search direct.gov.uk or send me a message and I will help if I can, I just don't want to get people started if I start listing other entitlements.



Thanks , am seeing her later on today so will ask her but I think she may earn more than £100 as she works for 20 hours a week & above min wage

I think this cinema deal makes perfect sense as how can someone with a disability be left on their own in the cinema to fend for themselves , it just couldn't happen so is a good / practical solution for those with disabilities to be able to attend the cinema in the first place as it would be impossible without a carer there

I just hope my DGS gets used to going to the cinema again as last time I took him it was too distressing for him as he hates change / new places etc and we had to leave after 5 minutes as he was too distressed being in a 'strange' enviroment , bless him xx

I had so much trouble even getting him to go into the cinema screening because it was down a long dark corridor and then he wouldn't settle at all , was too uncomfortable there

( I used to take him when he was 2 - 3 and he was fine , but is more sensitive to his enviroment now at 4 )

I think my daughter is going to persevere with it though as he does get used to places in time and he has his favourite restaurants now which he won't even let her walk past without going in!!! LOL

I haven't read all the comments, but here are the facts:

This is a voluntary thing that cinemas opt into. There's no financial incentive for them to do so, and they have no obligation to honour it.

The card simply verifies that you, according to the CEA, require care.

It's meant to let people who couldn't come to the cinema on their own be able to. If someone has a physical or mental issue that prevents them from making their way to the cinema and/or being able to hang around a long period of time without a trained carer, then they're who this is aimed at.

If anyone's a student and gets the CEA card, then you can use them together. Plus if there's any offers going on, for example fews ago..there was 40% off Odeon Cinema vouchers, i used my CEA card, student discount, plus 40% off...giving me a total of £3.87 for both. i didnt get to try o2's free cinema deal - now finished, however in theory you would off got 2 people in for free!

cazzap06

Thanks , I'll let her know about it as far as I know she doesn't get any … Thanks , I'll let her know about it as far as I know she doesn't get any carers allowance , just working tax credit and DLA for her son but I don't know if the tax credits take his disability into account?



As long as she cares for at least 35 hours and doesn't earn over £100 a week she possibly would, though they do take income support into account too. Working Families Tax Credit also has a disability component if he is receiving DLA at (I believe I'm right in saying) middle or higher rate they pay a higher rate of tax credit. She might also qualify for other support, I won't post it on here but search direct.gov.uk or send me a message and I will help if I can, I just don't want to get people started if I start listing other entitlements.

DontSellYourGold

My goodness Sir you almost sound nice.!.



Thats because I am
Free cinema for carers
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Found 11th Aug 2010Found 11th Aug 2010
Site map Welcome to The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card Website. This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person … Read more

I would go for this except my cinema does not participate in it, Still its hot though

Yes, this is legit as I have a card for both my daughter and son, and this means that my wife and I both get in free of charge to the cinema when we go with them. But its not just us, when they go to the cinema with friends, one of them gets in free. It can be used nationwide and we have also used it in Southern Ireland a few times. The card is a godsend as it saves a fortune each time we go, but we have noticed that if you use it at the Odeon Cinema's then you just show the card and pay your money, but when used at Vue Cinema's you have to fill a form in when purchasing the tickets. Would defintely recommend one of these cards to anyone with a disablity.

barky

you sure this is legit ILP?? 5.50 processing fee for a card to "prove" … you sure this is legit ILP?? 5.50 processing fee for a card to "prove" your entitlement.?surely a blind or disabled person has enough ID to prove they qualify without paying for a card? Im just concerned this may be a scam like those sites that charge for european health cards/american estas etc.



No scam, I got one a few years ago and have been using it with no problems since

TAH-M

No - it's not a scam - but used to be £5 for three years until some … No - it's not a scam - but used to be £5 for three years until some point in the last year - so it's effectively tripled in price!!Actually , with a "hidden" disability, sometimes it's a pain to "prove" you are disabled. The A4 DLA letters are hardly conducive to being carried around, and not all disabled people have blue badges which are more portable



Yup, I got mine when it was 3 years, runs out next year.

I have hidden disability and agree its hard to convince people, blue badge is no good either because you usually use it to park somewhere, and therefore cant show it! I have it photocopied and show that or CEA card as proof.

It's nationwide. Have not been refused by any cinema anywhere to date. They swipe a barcode (not on the card, cinema staff don't like it much as it's a bit of a faff) and give you a free ticket. simples.

Unfortunately as with everything else it will not apply to our little town on the coast.
Cinema card for carers of disabled people.
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Found 3rd Jun 2009Found 3rd Jun 2009
First post so hope it goes well. Welcome to The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card Website. This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one … Read more

Found a cheaper one this one is £3 plus postage and is country wide for ALL venues that give concessions Kew Gardes etc.....

alternate-therapy.co.uk/Care/

True this card only lasts for 1 year but considering it costs £5.50 and you save more than that on using it just once then it has got to be a good deal in my opinion. I have never paid myself into the cinema since using the card and getting in as a free carer. I wasn't aware of it existing for my teenage son and have already saved over £40 using it in the first 2 months. Unlike other cinema offers and vouchers this is fully valid for 3D screenings. However I am a bit disappointed I can't use it to book online then again I understand the cinema would need to check the card before purchasing. All in all my opinion is I will be renewing it next year and have recommended it to a few other people.

I think it was well worth posting, it's possible some newly disabled/VI people aren't aware of it, so it is new information for them. For those people who knew about it previously, there are many who won't know the validity has changed from 3 years to 12 months, I didn't. Either way, £5.50 for a year's cinema is excellent value. Heatage. :thumbsup:

Not as good a deal as it used to be! I got mine last year and its valid for 3 years

Still good though, you only need to go once to make your money back

I renewed mine in march and its valid for 3 years.
Free entry to cinemas for carers
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Found 12th Apr 2009Found 12th Apr 2009
I only recently found out about this, see below: This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them t… Read more

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dmissy13

mine too must have been at least 3 yearsnot really freebie either



If its free to the carer that's a freebie

Used my card in local showcase on saturday and had to write down my address and telephone number - not happened before

I was happy enough though, didnt think showcase accepted the CEA card!

wow! excellent my 15 year old has learning difficulties and i get DLA for him and he loves to goto the cinema but we just cant afford it.... this is great
THANKS
:thumbsup:]

fantastic. looking into this now, as I'm a carer to my schizophrenic partner, and we both enjoy seeing films, but I have to convince him to go only on wednesdays usually.

I have had my address taken but when i called them to give them my change of address the woman said no point as they don't ever contact me:?
Card for Free Cinema Entry for any Disabled/Blind Person Carer
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Found 27th Mar 2007Found 27th Mar 2007
This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. To apply for the card, you will nee… Read more

Although not applicable to me or mine, have voted hot as a very worthwhile thread.

Maggy_uk

Don`t mean to be rude but why would blind people want to go the the … Don`t mean to be rude but why would blind people want to go the the cinema...



The same reason some people still prefer to see films at the cinema rather than on TV at home - it's a totally different experience both visually *and* aurally.

why can`t deaf people be allowed the same benefits?



I am not connected with this scheme so can't say for certain, but I would imagine that it was set up because in order to go to the cinema many disabled and blind people, need somebody else to provide help with transport, supervision and/or care. In order to see a film, they therefor have no choice but to pay double the cost. A deaf person on the other hand doesn't need this extra kind of help so isn't penalised in the same way.

i didn't think you actually need a card as proof,my friend just takes proof of disability letter with her and it does the same thing she has been doing that for years,maybe it has changed now??, might be worth phoning the cinema and see if they accept with a letter, if you can it saves you buying the card.
i looked on odeon website and they do say you need the card,maybe it's because she has been going for about 6/7 years that they allow her in without the card.

I have an autistic son who has one of these cards and they are excellent, it saves me a fortune as i would usually have to pay for a carers ticket as well.
Check that your local cinema is registered to accept this card, most are now. also we get the same discount to some exhibitions, plays and pantos with this card. definately worth asking.

as long as you are recieving disability living allowance which can be for a number of reasons ie- my mums had breast cancer so gets dla and has one of these cards my friend who as 6 children 3 on disability for behavour problems has one for each of the 3 kids on dla and the other 3 go free !!!