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Reading Film Theatre makes new home in Reading Biscuit Factory

After over 50 years supporting independent cinema in Reading, Reading Film Theatre (RFT) is delighted to announce that it will continue to show the best in independent and foreign language films after being welcomed into the fold of the new Reading Biscuit Factory (RBF) situated in the centre of Reading.

RFT and RBF have agreed to show films selected by RFT once a fortnight on Wednesday evenings starting on Weds 27th April. The first film to be shown will be …

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RFT Safety Measures

In line with current recommendations from government and our hosts, the University of Reading, we will implement the following policies for your comfort and safety: We politely request our customers wear a mask when moving around the theatre or Palmer building but you are welcome to remove it when seated.  Our fully trained staff will be wearing masks to help guide you to your seats. There will be extra cleaning before and after each performance and hand sanitiser will be…
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RFT 50th Anniversary Film

During 2020 we had hoped to provide a number of events to mark our 50th anniversary. Most of these will now be deferred to 2021 but we would like to share with you the short film made by one of our volunteers, Luigi Serino, to mark our significant anniversary.…

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RFT Re-opening Update

After several months of being closed due to the lockdown, we had been planning to re-open RFT for our autumn season.

Unfortunately, we have been advised by the University of Reading that they will be unable to host us in the Autumn Term as they have decided to reduce the amount of non-core activities on campus. This decision will be reviewed for 2021.

As you can imagine this is very disappointing for all of us at RFT as well as …

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RFT features on the March What’s On Reading podcast

RFT Chair, Juliet Hanfling celebrates our big birthday alongside two other local ‘institutions’, the Purple Turtle and Basildon Park! Listen here:

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