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Cinema

  • Many cities and towns in Wales have a cinema where you can see the latest films before they are available to buy
  • Big cities have multiplex cinemas - they usually have seven or more screens showing different films at different times
  • Smaller cities and towns usually have cinemas with one screen showing one or two films for a limited period of time
  • The cinema is a quiet environment, so make sure you switch off your mobile phone to avoid disturbing other people around you

Film classification

All films shown at a cinema in the UK must hold a certificate from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). Certificates are given to each film to indicate the recommended age a film is suitable for. The classifications are:

  • U - Universal, suitable for all ages
  • PG - Parental Guidance, suitable for all but some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children
  • 12A - children under twelve must be accompanied by a person over 18
  • 15 - suitable for audiences of 15 years and older
  • 18 - suitable only for adults

Films are assessed according to their content of language, sex and violence. When going to the cinema, you may be asked for proof of your age.

Piracy

  • It is illegal to use any photographic equipment (including your mobile phone) to take pictures or film while the cinema is showing a film
  • If anyone is suspected of filming inside the cinema, they are in danger of being reported to the police

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