A SCHOOLBOY who wanted to see the hit Stephen Hawkins film could not get in a cinema because of his wheelchair.
Barry Smith, writing in the Daily Star about Joe Francis, 12, who was told the Odeon was not showing The Theory of Everything at a screen with wheelchair access.
She said: “It’s quite ironic as it was National Disabled Access Day, and we were going to see a film about the most famous disabled person in the world and they had no disabled access.
“Joe was left confused by the whole thing , he couldn’t understand why they couldn’t show it for him on another screen.
“He said to me, the film was supposed to inspire people but how can somebody in a wheelchair be inspired if they can’t see it?”
The cinema has offered her free tickets to a showing this Friday but the family will not be going.
Jason Stanton, head of guest experience at Odeon, said the Harrogate branch was a listed building so they could not change it’s layout.
But they rotate films in the three screens that have access for people with disabilities.