The Little: Theatre 5 Accessibility

The Little Theatre 5 and Café

1929 movie theatre with a casual café

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240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604


Derek Reis

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Entrance to Theatre 5 and Café off of Winthrop Street
  • Route of travel does not require use of stairs - slip resistant and at least 36” wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Adequate accessible parking spaces available: on-street accessible parking on East Avenue and Winthrop Street
  • 5 spaces in parking lot (one with hash tags) – spaces not 8’ wide
  • Drop-off location for paratransit user on Winthrop Street if there is an open parking space on the street
  • Access aisle part of accessible route to accessible entrance (East Avenue and Winthrop Street sidewalks)
  • Accessible spaces are closest to café entrance from parking lot
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


  • Main entrance and Café entrance are accessible
  • Entrance doors have at least 32” of clear opening
  • At least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible
  • Door handle no higher than 48”; assistance might be needed to open door (not automatic)
  • Ramp slope no greater than 1:12 with railing on one side

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 18” clearance when using the double door
  • 5-foot circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating in theatre at least 36” wide - no fixed seating in the café
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating:
    • Café:  no fixed seating; allows for rearranging
    • Theatre 5: behind last row of fixed seating – companion seating available – seats with moveable arms
  • Counters for tickets and concessions accessible with a 36” wide section and free space in front of no less than 30” x 48”
  • Items easily in reach on the counter (i.e. napkins, straws, etc.)
  • Water fountain spout no higher than 36” and can be operated independently (with a closed fist) – clear space around fountain

Vertical Circulation

  • N/A


  • N/A


  • Fully accessible with pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32” clear with accessible handles (operable with a closed fist and less than 48” high)
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (approximately 5’ diameter clear space to make turns)
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Stall doors operable with a closed fist inside and out
  • Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Toilet seat less than 19” high
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Soap and paper towel dispensers not higher than 44”


  • Derek Reis:  (585) 258-0406

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