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.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of women being granted the right to vote in the UK.

At RFT we have always been keen to show a number of films which champion the role of women. Our F-Rating is awarded to all films with a female director or written by a woman. To mark International Women’s Day we are pleased to show the award winning film Battle of the Sexes and the captivating documentary Even When I Fall.  Look out for more F-Rated films throughout this year.

RFT shows ‘green’ credentials

RFT has joined with Greenredeem to offer a ‘buy one General Admission ticket and bring a friend for free’. Greenredeem rewards residents’ recycling and environmental efforts with points which can then be used to enjoy leisure experiences in the area. For more information on how to join and access the offer: www.greenredeem.co.uk

Membership fees reduced for Summer!

We have now reduced our membership for the summer season: £10 for members and £5 for students. New members will be able to benefit from our popular loyalty card  scheme. 

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