Category Archive for "News"

Lord Carrington, RFT Patron

Earlier this month RFT heard the sad news of the death of one of its longstanding patrons, Lord Carrington.

Lord Carrington had a distinguished career having served in the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War and then in government as Defence Secretary between 1970 and 1974 and Foreign Secretary between 1979 and 1982.

Lord Carrington accepted the invitation to become a patron of RFT in 1992 when he became Chancellor of the University of Reading. In doing so recognised …

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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:

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Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

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

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Chris Wagstaff – RFT Director


We are very sad to learn of the death, on Friday January 19th, of  Chris Wagstaff, one of RFT’s former directors.

Chris was a member of the University of Reading's department of Modern Language and European Studies where he lectured in Italian Studies. He was involved with RFT for many years and always promoted the showing of European foreign language films.

He remained a critical but passionate advocate of cinema, and his recent work in archiving Italian films in …

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New Signage

If you have been to RFT recently you will notice our smart new signage directing people into the Palmer Building and displaying ticket prices etc. These signs were bought with the proceeds of the collection at the funeral of the late Ulric Spencer, the former RFT Chair. We are very grateful to his family for this donation. …

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