While social distancing is in place we've increased the number of discountable tickets to 2. This means one member can book a ticket for another member in the same transaction, allowing them to be part of your booking party.
QFT is planning to reopen on Monday 24th May based on the indicative date from the NI Executive. We've started planning it all already so keep your eyes out for more information.
Our air handling system draws in fresh air and expels air from the room, there is no re-circulation of air, a common feature in some air conditioning systems.
We have outlined our new measures here. They include staggered screening times, hand sanitising stations, cash free operating, the use of face coverings when not eating or drinking, clear markers for social distancing in the foyer and social distancing between booking groups in our screens.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
Yes, if you have a new Gift Card with barcode on the back, you'll automatically have your card extended until 24th May 2022.
If you have an old ticket-style Gift Voucher that expired post April 2020, we will also honour these. You must first come into QFT to change the voucher over onto our new system. You'll have a year from the date you convert the voucher into a new Gift Card. We'll accept these old ticket-style vouchers for conversion until 30th September 2021.
Please contact us on email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
Following our previous extension of 6 months, we will be extending all QFT Memberships still valid on 24th May 2021 by 5 months, to cover the period we’ve been closed.
Any memberships that expired between 24th December 2020 and 24th May 2021, will be extended until 24th October 2021.
We really appreciate all our members and want to ensure you do not miss out on your membership benefits.
We will be cashless initially. We will only accept credit, debit, or gift cards and other forms of contactless payment. We will review this measure weekly.
Yes. For many, it wouldn’t be a trip to QFT without a glass of wine. All food and drink is for consumption within the screen to ensure we can practise safe social distancing in the foyer. We will review this measure weekly.
Yes. Although we really recommend you book online as we will have limited capacity in our screens and booking online is the best way to ensure you get a seat. Book online here.
Within the cinema foyer we will have clear floor markers to ensure a safe distance is maintained. Cinemas operate at 1m social distancing. We will also have clearly marked queues for the Box Office, bar, kiosk, toilets and screens. In the screens, we have implemented a new dynamic form of allocated seating which blocks off three seats on either side of every booking, as well as seats in front and behind the booking, with additional seats blocked to create a bubble around every booking.
From Wednesday 16 June, we will be reducing the gaps on either side of a booking to two seats. This is in line with new guidelines from the NI Executive (here 17.2B). Therefore bookings will look like this:
We are staggering screening times to reduce traffic within the cinema to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.
To change the birthday on your account please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Birthdays can only be changed by admins to avoid misuse of the birthday benefit.
To disconnect from Chromecast, click the blue Stop icon next to your casting destination.
If there are any issues with the Chromecast stream, try setting the video to a lower quality.
Yes. If you're booking for a group larger than 10 please contact us on email@example.com as group discounts will apply. Currently group bookings are restricted to household groups.
We take requests. If you’re interested in getting a hold of one of the posters after the film has finished its run at QFT just let us know. Email Michael Delaney on firstname.lastname@example.org or let one of the members of the Front of House team know. We will give these away on a first come first serve basis.
We just show them. If you’re 26 or under and interested in film exhibition I.e. everything that goes into putting on a film screening or special film event, we’d recommend our LUMI Young Programmers scheme. Find out more here. You can also get advice from Film Hub NI on film exhibition no matter your age. If your heart is set on production, we’d recommend checking out Northern Ireland Screen as well as the great courses offered by QUB and UU.
If you have an old paper gift voucher please bring it into the venue with you and we will move in onto our new gift card which can be used in venue and online.
Please send any recommendations to email@example.com and these will be passed onto our programmer Michael.
As a QFT Community, QFT Member or LUMI card holder you’ll be able to earn loyalty points on every £1 you spend at QFT. That can be on tickets, wine, popcorn or the latest copy of Sight & Sound. These points can then be spent at QFT across all our products and services. You cannot part pay with points. For more information please see our Membership Terms and Conditions here.
Yes! Just log in here before booking your tickets. Our membership has changed slightly meaning now your discount is applied to whichever ticket you would normally purchase. This means if you’re eligible for a concession, you can now get your QFT Member discount applied a concession ticket.
Historically seating has been unallocated at QFT, but with the new measures in place to ensure appropriate social distancing we are now allocating our seats. To ensure social distancing within the screens, we have blocked off every other row and three seats to either side of any booking. We have a guide to booking online available to view here.
Due to changes in Queen’s University Belfast phone’s system we can no longer take payment over the phone. You can book online at any time or in person at the Box Office or Bar. If you’re having any difficulty booking please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are trying to redeem a complimentary ticket we can do this over the phone on 028 9097 1097.
Yes, QFT is open to all, but you’d be silly not to join one of our free memberships - QFT Community or, if you’re under 26 years old, LUMI. Find out more about our memberships here.
We follow BBFC guidelines. Find them here. If you look under the age of these restrictions, i.e. under 15 or under 18, you may be asked to show ID. We occasionally have films that are yet to be classified by the BBFC, in this case we are able to suggest a recommended age limit based on BBFC guidelines. These recommendations are legally binding and we will not permit entry to anyone under the recommended age.
Yes. QFT is open to all. Certain films will be age restricted in line with BBFC age restrictions. If you look under the age of these restrictions, i.e. under 15 or under 18, you may be asked to show ID. We operate the Challenge 25 policy at our bar when serving alcohol. If you look like you could be 25 or under, we may ask to see ID to prove you are over 18.
Concessions are available for people with proof of status for unemployment, receipt of state pension (i.e. 60+) and disability. There are also free carer tickets available for CEA card holders (NB Carers' tickets can only be booked with a disabled ticket.)
We have deals in place for QFT Community, QFT Member and LUMI card holders. You can find an updated list here.
Yes! A little glass of something is all part of the QFT experience. We just need to make sure no glass comes into the screen, so we’ll ask you pour it into a plastic or reusable cup.
There are also parking spaces for disabled badge holders across the road by the Graduate School. These are available for 5.30pm during the week and all day at the weekend.
Yes, we regularly show films with descriptive subtitling for d/Deaf audiences and those who are hard of hearing. Find out more about these here.
The nearest train station is Botanic Station (5 mins walk).
The nearest Metro stops (1 min walk) are:
- Botanic Avenue - College Green stop. Bus 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 29,
29A, 29B, 29C, and Ulsterbus Nos 18A and 519.
- University Road - Queen’s University stop. Bus 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D.
Parking is limited during the day on weekdays but there’s free parking along University Square and at the car park by the McClay Library from 4.30pm on weekdays and throughout the weekend. There are also parking spaces for disabled badge holders across the road by the Graduate School. These are available for 5.30pm during the week and all day at the weekend.
You can find QFT at 20 University Square, just across the road from the Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast. Back in the day you used to enter via the University Mews, now you can come through the front door on University Square.
The building is open for film studies and drama students from 8.30am during the week but our Box Office and Bar doesn’t open until 30 minutes before the first screening of the day. Find out our film schedule here.