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A wheelchair-bound young man was thrown out of an Odeon Epson cinema from the staff because his ventilation machine was “too noisy”. Richard Bridger, 31, has Duchenne muscular distrophy and needs to use a life-saving ventilator. He went to watch Taken 3 with his carer and 40 minutes after the beginning of the movie was told to leave because, apparently, six people out of the 200-strong audience “were complaining that the ventilator was a nuisance”. Moreover, Odeon’s staff told Richard’s carer should not attend the cinema on Friday and Saturday nights because there are too many people. “If he was texting or answering phone calls during the film I could understand it, but he can’t do any of those things because he doesn’t have the physical strength to do them,”, said Steve Bridger, Richard’s father.
Odeon cinema staff throw out man in wheelchair because ventilator was making too much noise
Cinema kicked out disabled man half way through film because his life-saving ventilator was 'too noisy' – and banned him from weekend screening
Equality and Human Rights Commission