The Little: Theater and Café Accessibility

The Little Theatre and Café

1929 movie theater with a casual café.


240 East Avenue #100 Rochester, NY 14604


Derek Reis

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Route of travel not requiring use of stairs
  • Stability of route of travel (slip resistant)
  • Route of travel at least 36” wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off


  • Ground-floor entrances

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Adequate accessible parking spaces available: on-street accessible parking on East Avenue and Winthrop Street; 4 spaces in parking lot off Winthrop Street
  • 8’ wide space with 8’ wide access aisle and 98” of vertical clearance; available for lift-equipped van; 2 spaces in parking lot off Winthrop Street
  • Access aisle part of accessible route to accessible entrance (East Avenue and Winthrop Street sidewalks)
  • Accessible space closest to accessible entrance (Café parking off Winthrop Street is most convenient)
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


  • Main entrance and Café entrance are accessible
  • Entrance doors have at least 32” of clear opening
  • At least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible
  • Door handle no higher than 48”; assistance might be needed to open door (not automatic)
  • Theatre 1 entrance also available via The Little’s Winthrop Street lot

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 18” clearance when using the double door
  • 5’ circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36” wide:  N/A (no fixed seating in the Café)
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout
    • Café: No fixed seating which allows for rearranging
    • Theater 1: 2 spaces (small)
    • Theater 5:  Along back row
  • Counters for tickets and concessions accessible with a 36” wide section and free space in front of no less than 30” x 48”
  • Items easily in reach on the counter (i.e. napkins, straws, etc.)
  • Water fountain spout no higher than 36” and can be operated independently (with a closed fist) – clear space around fountain


  • Theatre 1 elevator allows access to the main floor along with the downstairs lounge/restroom area


  • Fully accessible restrooms (women)
  • Accessible restrooms (men)
  • Pictograms used to identify restrooms (doesn’t include braille)
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32” clear
  • All restroom doors equipped with accessible handles
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (6.5’)
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Stall doors operable with closed fist
  • Grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Toilet seat less than 19” high
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Soap and paper towel dispensers not higher than 44”


  • Derek Reis:  (585) 258-0400

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