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.

RFT talks to Debbie McGee

RFT chairperson Juliet Hanfling was a guest on Debbie McGee's Radio Berkshire Sunday morning show this week. Debbie quizzed Juliet about the difference between the multiplexes and independent cinemas such as RFT. She was also intrigued to understand the F-rating that RFT uses to highlight films made by and featuring women in lead roles. If you would like to hear the interview again you can do so on BBC Sounds here. The interview is about 48 minutes into the show.

10% Discount at Sizzling Spice

RFT members can enjoy a pre-film meal and get 10% off the price of the food*, not just for you but for all your guests. Sizzling Spice serves fine Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine and is located close to the Shinfield Road entrance to the University. Sizzling Spice,  62 Christchurch Road,  Reading RG2 7AZ  0118 987 1190 www.sizzlingspice.co.uk *Not valid on Sundays, Wednesdays or in combination with other offers