What is the Access 2 EntertainmentTM Card?
The Access 2 EntertainmentTM Card provides persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres across Canada.This program was developed by an advisory group of nine national disability organizations, in conjunction with Famous Players and Cineplex Galaxy.
How does it work?
Present the Access 2 EntertainmentTM Card when purchasing tickets with your support person at participating movie theatres. It is that simple!
Note: The person with a disability pays regular admission.
Who can apply?
Persons with a permanent disability who require a support person when attending a movie theatre are eligible for the card. There are no age restrictions. The applicant (or guardian) must agree to follow the terms and conditions for use of the card.
Who is a support person?
A support person is an individual who accompanies a person with a disability to provide those services that are not provided by theatre employees, such as assisting the person with eating, administering medication, communication and use of the facilities.
How do I apply?
There are two ways to apply for the card.
If the applicant has a CNIB client ID card, or the Disability Travel CardTM (issued by Easter SealsTM),
Complete Section B.Attach a photocopy of either the CNIB client ID card, or the Disability Travel CardTM. Do not send originals.
Note: With either of these cards, Section C is not required.
Only these cards will be accepted to support the application.
If the applicant does not have a CNIB client ID card, or the Disability Travel CardTM, Complete Section B.
Have your health care provider complete Section C, and attach to Section B.
The application for the Access 2 EntertainmentTM card must be verified by a Registered Health Care Provider as defined in this application form.
Note: The applicant must be a client/patient of the authorizing health care provider.
The person with a disability is unable to sign Section B. Who can sign it?
A legal guardian can sign for the person with a disability if s/he is unable to sign.
I am the primary caregiver for my mother who has a disability. Can I sign off Section C?
Family members are not eligible to sign off on Section C. The list of health care providers who can sign includes:
Nurse (RN or RNA)
I work for an organization where staff take groups of people with disabilities to the movies. Can my organization get a card for staff use?
Cards are issued only to individuals who have a permanent disability, and who require a support person when attending a movie. We do not provide cards for organizations or staff cards.
I work for an organization providing services for people with disabilities. We have many clients. Do we need to send in an application form for each individual?
An organization which provides services to people with disabilities can apply on behalf of several of their clients at one time. Each client (i.e. the person with a disability) will receive an individual card. All cards will be mailed to the organization.
Complete Section C with your organization’s details.
List all the names of your clients applying for the card, and attach this as part of the application.
Include a letter from the Executive Director on the organization’s letterhead vouching for the membership and verifying that each of the clients listed has a disability.
Include the Executive Director’s business card.
How can I get an application form?
Application forms are also available from all members of the Access 2 EntertainmentTM card Partnership.
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