Stoke Film Theatre Stoke-on-Trent’s much loved Independent Cinema

About Us

Stoke Film Theatre

Established in 1974, the Film Theatre ensures that a wider variety of films is shown in Stoke-on-Trent. Our programme contains a wide range of independent, foreign (often subtitled) and more mainstream releases. The emphasis is on films which have either not been shown or have received a very limited release at the local multiplex cinemas. The Film Theatre has been a registered charity (no. 504600) since 1975.

The Film Theatre is a public cinema. Situated on Staffordshire University's College Road campus, the Film Theatre is independent of the University and operated almost entirely by volunteers.

Films from the main programme are shown at 7.45pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There are typically three films shown each week. In addition, a variety of local interest and amateur productions are regularly shown on Wednesday evenings which are free of charge.

The Film Theatre operates from a purpose-built 213-seat auditorium, with facility for wheelchair access. The auditorium is equipped with modern projection equipment including Dolby Digital, Datasat Digital (previously known as DTS) and Dolby SR sound.

The bar is open from 7:00pm for the sale of beers, wines and spirits, coffee and soft drinks, and a selection of confectionery.

Please note that no adverts or trailers are shown. All films start promptly at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Our box office opens at 7pm on the evening of each screening, or tickets can be pre-booked on our website:

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