RFT (Reading Film Theatre) was established nearly 50 years ago as an independent cinema bringing the very best in world films to you. Our programme includes the latest blockbusters as well as a wide range of smaller budget and foreign language films. We also screen beautifully made films which raise important and challenging issues you won’t find on the multiplex circuit.
We are proud of our top quality digital projection, huge screen and state-of-the art Dolby surround sound, providing a great immersive cinematic experience. Our 300 seated auditorium is located in the Palmer building, which we hire from the University of Reading each week.
We will be kicking off the season with our contribution to the 2nd Reading on Thames Festival with a screening of Rupert Everett's passion project THE HAPPY PRINCE and the ever more relevant I, DANIEL BLAKE. We have Ethan Hawke in FIRST REFORMED, the German thriller, IN THE FADE, Spike Lee's latest release, BLACKKKLANSMAN and Agnés Varda's latest film FACES PLACES, to name but a few.
We have also revamped our membership to make it even better. Classic Membership entitles you to 2 free tickets, as well as saving you an additional £2 on tickets. We've also added the option to buy joint memberships. The new Premier Membership option gives free entry to all the films for a whole year. More details and application forms can be found on our membership page.
RFT has joined with Greenredeem to offer a ‘buy one General Admission ticket and bring a friend for free’. Greenredeem rewards residents’ recycling and environmental efforts with points which can then be used to enjoy leisure experiences in the area. For more information on how to join and access the offer: www.greenredeem.co.uk