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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We have an exciting new development in our next season at RFT: we are now able to show National Theatre productions live via a satellite link to our screen in G10. Our new NT at RFT season will start on Thursday May 1st with Sam Mendes’ King Lear starring Simon Russell Beale in the title role. On Thursday May 22nd we will be showing The Curious Incident …