RFT – Reading’s Independent Cinema

RFT -  Reading's only Independent Cinema

Reading Film Theatre was established over 40 years ago as an independent cinema with a policy to show the best films from around the world. RFT receives no grants and hires the largest auditorium from the University on a regular basis, using its own equipment and employing RFT staff, most of whom are volunteers.

Kenneth Branagh introduces Murder on the Orient Express - RFT Exclusive!

We were delighted to receive the following video introduction to his latest film - Murder on the Orient Express - from our Honorary President and local Reading boy, Kenneth Branagh. He recorded the clip while working in Tokyo and we are most grateful to him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to reminisce his early teenage visits to RFT and make some interesting comparisons with his film to the earlier 1974 version from one of his early film heroes Sydney Lumet.

Membership fees reduced for 2018!

We have now reduced our membership for the rest of the year: £20 for members and £10 for students. New members will be able to benefit from our popular loyalty card  scheme. Last term 42% of our members gained a free film entry after seeing four films during the term. Don't miss out, join today!

How to join RFT

To join, please download and complete our membership form and return to the address below. Alternatively, click on the Join Online button to pay using Paypal