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Why do disabled cinema-goers get the worst seats in the house?

In this week's Guardian film blog there's an interesting post following an undercover investigation by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

The post is written by Tanvi Vyas, a member of young disabled campaigners group, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Trailblazers.

In their investigation of 125 cinemas the group exposed the widespread second-class service people with disabilities experience in UK cinemas.

In the post Tanvi writes how disabled people make up 12% of cinema-goers yet they automatically receive the worst seats in the house. She highlights rude and humiliating treatment at the hands of cinema staff with some people being branded "fire hazards".

The full post can be read at the Guardian.

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