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QFT - Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema

Established in 1968, the Queen's Film Theatre, or QFT, is the living, breathing heart of independent cinema in Northern Ireland and occupies a unique place in Belfast’s cultural and entertainment life. It shows the very best in new and classic world cinema and hosts local and international film festivals and seasons throughout the year with regular theatrical premieres. QFT welcomes special guests from the world of cinema every month, hosting Q&As with directors and cast – bringing film lovers face to face with filmmakers.

“Few places can match the vibrant atmosphere of Northern Ireland’s best loved cinema” Mark Kermode, Film Critic for BBC and The Guardian

QFT makes its cultural film programme accessible to all members of the community, including those in primary/secondary education, those in unemployment or who consider themselves having a disability. It provides access screenings featuring audio enhancement, audio description and on-screen captioning.

QFT is also available for hire as a venue for private screenings, weddings, conferences and special occasions! Submit an enquiry via our website >>

You can book tickets online, in person at QFT Box Office or by telephone on 028 9097 1097 after 6pm.

Opening times vary, depending on film times – doors open 30mins before the first screening of the day, check the website for film listings.
  • 20 University Square
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT7 1NN

Top Reasons To Visit

  • QFT has a spacious fully licensed bar/café area and free parking evenings and weekends
  • Tickets are just £4 on a Monday
  • Fantastic student ticket and drinks offers
  • QFT is one of the highest ranked venues on Tripadvisor
  • Membership

    QFT offers different membership options to suit how often you visit the cinema, with loads of exclusive benefits! Find out more >>

The Stormy Man: Jazz, Japan & Counterculture

1.31 KM
Tue, 01 Nov 2022, 7:30pm

Hosted by Philip Arneill, Jazz, Japan & Counterculture celebrates the unique cultural place jazz holds in Japan.

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A BUTTERFLY’S HEART

1.31 KM
Sat, 22 Oct 2022, 12:30pm

The journey of a boy who wants to be alone, because he is different, and ends up with a true friend.

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ANIMATION (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 10:30am

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for animation shorts. Join to celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking future stars.

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APOCALYPSE ANYTIME NOW (SHORTS PROGRAMME)

1.31 KM
Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 12:30pm

A series of short films illustrating the resilience, fortitude, and creativity of young people.

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DOCUMENTARY (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 12:00pm

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for documentary shorts. Join them as they celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars.

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DRAMA 1 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 10:30am

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for drama shorts, part 1.

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DRAMA 2 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 12:15pm

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for drama shorts, part 2.

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EXPERIMENTAL 1 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 10:30am

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for experimental shorts, part 1.

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EXPERIMENTAL 2 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 12:00pm

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for experimental shorts, part 2.

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FANTASTIC 1 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 10:00am

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for fantastical shorts, part 1.

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FANTASTIC 2 (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 12:00pm

Showing at Queen’s Film Theatre as part of the 33rd Cinemagic Film Festival. Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for fantastical shorts, part 2.

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ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS (UK PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sun, 16 Oct 2022, 10:15am

Island of Lost Girls may be a family film, but it’s also one of the coolest, craziest, and most intense nature thrillers ever made!

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LAURA’S STAR (UK PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sun, 16 Oct 2022, 1:00pm

A live action adaptation based on Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart. After moving to the big city, Laura misses her old home very much.

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LETTER TO YOU (SHORTS PROGRAMME)

1.31 KM
Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 10:20am

A collection of short dramas, documentaries, and experimental films from new, up-and-coming Irish and UK filmmakers.

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FUTURE TX (WORLD PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 12:30pm

Can Future TX be trusted? Can the kids survive today? More importantly, can they save tomorrow? After all, the future depends on them.

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HOW I LEARNED TO FLY (IRISH PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sat, 22 Oct 2022, 10:30am

An entertaining family film that takes you on a charming, yet emotional summer adventure by the sea.

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18TH MARK KERMODE FILM NIGHT – PETITE MAMAN

1.31 KM
Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 6:00pm

Film critic, broadcaster and journalist Mark Kermode returns to Cinemagic for his annual Film Night to introduce and discuss Petite Maman.

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VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER (IRISH PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 10:30am

VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER: A young boy becomes a crime-fighting superhero with the help of a mysterious pharmacist's invisibility powder.

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MUSIC VIDEO & SHORT SHORTS (CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER)

1.31 KM
Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 10:30am

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for music video and short shorts. celebrate the achievements of young people and meet future filmmaking stars.

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MY ROBOT BROTHER

1.31 KM
Sun, 23 Oct 2022, 1:00pm

In a utopian high-tech future, the climate crisis is solved, people live in harmony with nature and robots work as personal assistants.

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THE SEEKERS – THRILL NIGHT (IRISH PREMIERE)

1.31 KM
Sun, 23 Oct 2022, 10:30am

An exciting adventure about growing up, dealing with grief, and most importantly, celebrating friendship.

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LUMI – Queen’s Film Theatre

1.31 KM
07 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2023

Sign up to LUMI membership for free at QFT if you're under the age of 27 and receive exclusive offers including £4.50 cinema tickets every day.

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