All screening and event venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair seating or areas for viewing, and have accessible restrooms. We encourage those in need of wheelchair spaces, seating assistance, or listening devices to arrive early and ask for the venue manager on duty.
All of our screening venues have stadium seating and wheelchair spaces available. Wheelchair spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees requiring a wheelchair space or seating assistance should speak to the venue manager as soon as they arrive at the theater. We encourage you to arrive early. Seating for our screening venues begins 30-minutes prior to show time. Elevators, ramps, or separate entrances are available at theaters with entrances that require steps or wheelchair seating on multiple levels.
Cinema One – front row and back row (elevator available)
Cinema Two – back row (elevator available)
Fletcher Hall – half house and back row, orchestra level
Cinema One and Two are designed with stadium seating and stairs are required to access all rows of seats (excludes wheelchair spaces). Fletcher Hall has three seating levels: Orchestra seating, Balcony 1 seating, and Balcony 2 seating. There is one elevator that accesses all three levels. The Orchestra level entrance has a small set of stairs at each entrance. There are no additional stairs inside the Orchestra seating area. A ramp entrance to the Orchestra level is also available. Please see the venue manager for assistance.
Durham Convention Center
Cinema 3 – front row only
Cinema 4 – front row only
Cinema 3 and 4 seating consists of risers holding padded chairs without armrests. Chairs in the front row can be removed to provide wheelchair accessible seating. Wide steps are required to access all rows of seats (excludes front row and wheelchair spaces).
American Tobacco Campus
Full Frame Theater – front row and half house (ramp and back entrance available)
The Full Frame Theater is designed with stadium seating and stairs are required to access most rows of seats (excludes front row, half house row, and wheelchair spaces). Wheelchairs spaces located in the half house are only accessible by an outdoor ramp and entrance. Please see the venue manager for assistance.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available upon request in all major screening venues. This service is not available in Durham Central Park or Motorco Music Hall. Quantities are limited and a valid driver’s license or photo ID may be required for check out. Please see the venue manager on duty for details.
Closed Caption (CC)
Screening venues located inside the Carolina Theatre offer closed captioning devices. As not all screening venues used are classified as “movie theaters” under Title III of the ADA, other screening venues are not currently required to provide closed movie captioning services. Closed captioning is not available for all films and is developed at the discretion of the filmmaker.
All foreign-language films at the festival are screened in their original language and English subtitles will be provided. Please note that these films are subtitled or partially subtitled, not closed captioned. Films with subtitles are noted in the film descriptions on our website. Full Frame’s website is mobile-friendly and easily accessible from smartphones.
Accessible parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk times and pay rates can be found here. Persons with disabilities must have an ADA-designated license plate/placard to use ADA-designated spaces. Payment can be made at the single-space meter or at a multi-space pay station on the block for unlimited amounts of time as long as payment is made for the time used (street parking only).
Drop-Off areas, especially at hotels, will be in high demand during the festival. Please read and follow all posted signs. Do not block crosswalks, entrances, or other parking spaces when dropping off guests. After drop-off, your vehicle must be moved to a nearby parking space, garage, or lot.
American Tobacco Campus
There are a limited number of accessible parking spots along Blackwell Street. Parking is first come, first served. Please note that Blackwell Street may be closed to the public during Durham Bulls Games.
DROP-OFF: Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off in the ‘Loading and Unloading’ area next to The Cage basketball court. Click here for a campus map.
CLOSEST DECK WITH ACCESSIBLE PARKING: North Deck (305 W. Pettigrew Street) and South Deck (705 Willard Street)
Please visit the American Tobacco Campus parking page for visitor parking instructions.
There are a two (2) accessible parking spots along Morgan Street adjacent to the theatre. Parking is first come, first served.
DROP-OFF: Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off in between the ADA parking spots next to the Carolina Theatre on Morgan Street. Cars are not allowed to block the cross walk or accessible parking spaces. Please note the Morgan Street is a one-way street.
CLOSEST DECK WITH ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Durham Centre Garage (300 W. Morgan Street)
Durham Central Park
There are a limited number of accessible parking spots along Foster Street. Parking is first come, first served.
Durham Convention Center
There is one (1) accessible parking spot on Foster Street across from the Durham Armory and two (2) accessible parking spots in the lot adjacent to the Durham Armory (212 Foster Street). Parking is first come, first served.
DROP-OFF: Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of the Marriott City Center (valet lane) or in the parking lot adjacent to the Durham Armory.
CLOSEST PARKING DECK WITH ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Durham Centre Garage (300 W. Morgan Street)
There are a limited number of accessible parking spots along Chapel Hill Street. Parking is first come, first served.
DROP-OFF: Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of The Durham Hotel (valet lane).
CLOSEST DECK WITH ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Chapel Hill Parking Garage (326 E. Chapel Hill Street)
Motorco Music Hall
There are a limited number of accessible parking spots along Rigsbee Street. Parking is first come, first served.
Motorco also has an adjacent parking lot accessible via Geer Street only. Please visit Motorco’s parking page for instructions and rates.