Established in 1974, the Film Theatre ensures that a wider variety of films are 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.
For more information on the history of cinema-going in North Staffordshire, read Lez Cooke's essay on the subject: here.
Contrary to popular belief, the Film Theatre is open to the general public. Situated on Staffordshire University's College Road campus, the Film Theatre is independent of the university and operated entirely by volunteers.
Films from the main programme are shown at 7.45pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There are typically two films shown each week. In addition, a variety of local interest and amateur productions are regularly shown on Wednesday evenings with either free or reduced price admission.
The Film Theatre operates from a purpose-built 212-seat auditorium, with facility for wheelchair access. The auditorium is equipped with modern projection equipment including Dolby SRTM and DTS digital sound (when available).
The bar is open from 7:00pm for the sale of beers, wines and spirits, coffee and soft drinks, and a selection of confectionary.
Please note that as no adverts or trailers are shown films start promptly at 7.45pm.