Monday 08 August 2022

Information for Parents

All our film listings include up to date information on both the certificate and the BBFC guidance. As a parent you can then make an informed decision on the films you watch with your children. NB: Some of the live events we show may be exempt from classification in these cases viewer discretion is advised.


The british board of film classification (BBFC) publishes short but detailed information about all the films and videos we rate. This is called BBFCInsight.cIt gives parents a clear idea of how and why films have rated and what issues the film contain. BBFCInsight helps parents, carers and other viewers make informed choices about what they watch. It is displayed under the title and running time for each film.


Suitable for all viewers. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.

Parental Guidance
Some scenes may not be suitable for very young or sensitive children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

Suitable for viewers of 12 Years or Older
Viewers younger than 12 may view this film if accompanied by an adult aged 18 and over. This classification is for cinema only. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight for that film in advance. 

Suitable for viewers of 15 Years and older
No one younger than 15 will be admitted to an 15 classified film 

Suitable for Adults of 18 Years and above
No one younger than 18 will be admitted to an 18 classified film

See our links page for more resources for parents.