Reading Film Theatre is closed for the summer break and we will be back on the 25 September with our exciting new Autumn Season. Details on the season will be posted on this website by the end of August.


Welcome to Reading Film Theatre (RFT)

RFT is your local not-for-profit independent cinema. We are based in the Palmer Building on the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus and we are open to everyone. Our large auditorium seats 400, has a full-sized screen and Dolby sound.  Ticket prices are kept low to benefit all.

We show a range of independent, art-house and foreign language films (subtitled in English) as well as the occasional blockbuster. The majority of our films are recent releases but we sometimes screen a classic, and we specialise in events with pre-film talks and introductions.

RFT was established over 40 years ago. It is run by volunteers who are passionate about film. Our aim is to bring the very best in world cinema to you. We welcome you to join us at screenings and invite your comments and input. 

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Gift Aid

Thank you to all of you who signed the gift aid section on the RFT membership form. We’re delighted to tell you that we’ve received £598 from HMRC as a result, which helps towards our running costs. Please remember to sign the gift aid section if you have not yet done so and you are a UK tax payer and continue …

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Volunteers Needed!

Our summer season has started well with some great films. Looking ahead to June, we will be holding a special screening event of the BAFTA Shorts combined with films made by students from the University’s Film, Theatre and Television department (Wednesday June 11th). Other films to look out for are the Swedish film We Are the Best (Tuesday June 10th), the Singaporean film …

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