RFT – Reading’s Independent Cinema

RFT -  Reading's only Independent Cinema

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.

Danyl Johnson wins RFT raffle tickets!

Reading's own X-factor contestant Danyl Johnson couldn't believe his luck while enjoying a night out at the Reading Sports Awards. He won two free tickets to RFT in the raffle! Danyl told  us that he loves cinema and can't wait to come to RFT. And we're looking forward to seeing you here soon too Danyl!  

Reading Cultural Awards Finalist

OMG! We've made it to the finals of the Reading Cultural Awards for the Cultural Organisation of the Year award!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful nominations and support. The winners will be announced on 24th June. Fingers crossed....