RFT – Reading’s Independent Cinema

RFT -  Reading's only Independent Cinema

RFT (Reading Film Theatre) was established 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.

RFT is 50 – help us to celebrate!

Reading Film Theatre is working with the Museum of Reading to produce an exhibition to celebrate Fifty Years of bringing independent cinema to Reading. We are looking for anecdotes, memorable films and moments to put in the 'show and tell' display. We can use voice recording or videos. So please dig deep and tell us your stories!!  

Please send a message to glenys.hart@gmail.com

RFT 50 Years of Film – Your top 3 films!

The votes are in and we can reveal that the top three films (with percentage votes cast) as voted by our audiences are: Amelie (18%) Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (16%) Cinema Paradiso (15%) So we will be showing Cinema Paradiso at a free screening on  Thursday 26th March 2020.