Adopt a Seat


**Please note our "Adopt a Seat" scheme is currently being reviewed, if you would like more information please send your questions to **




"While the QFT is usually regarded as an art house cinema, it could also be termed a film palace. It offers everyone who is interested in film or in other cultures something quite unique in Belfast - a rich mixture of thought-provoking, independent, experimental, new and classic films from around the world, a real treasure trove of experiences and not to be missed"
Ciarán Hinds, Irish film, television and stage actor

"One of my favourite cinemas in Ireland"
Lenny Abrahamson, Irish film and television director

"I had the great good fortune to be asked to the Green Screen Film Festival with my film 'Me and Me Dad'. The welcome I received was wonderful. I love the QFT as it has an incredible atmosphere and great programming. When we watch unique films in the right setting our lives are inspired, we escape from our troubles and enter into dream state. We are transported by the vision and emotion in film's and are transformed by their stories. So, come on put your name and your bum on a seat!"
Katrine Boorman, filmmaker, actor (and daughter of director John Boorman)

"QFT is special. You’d never expect a cinema in that building. And not just a cinema, a brilliant one."
Roddy Doyle, Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter

"QFT .. Intimate, comfortable, plucky, offering the most interesting and diverse film programme in the far the most civilised place to see to see films in Belfast"
Ian McElhinney, Irish actor

“In Belfast on a night off the first thing I always do is check what's on at QFT. There's not much I like better than going to the cinema and QFTs one of my fave spots anywhere. The programmes always great and where else can you sift an array of digitally archived 8mm home movies and newsreel footage?”
Aiden Gillen, Irish actor

"Small cinemas likes this one are central to the cultural well-being of a city. QFT has shown good films in Belfast for almost 50 years and with the help of its patrons it can carry on doing so for another 50. I encourage audiences to become involved with the Take Your Seat campaign and help keep good cinema alive in your city"
Stephen Frears, British director