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 **

The Queen's Film Theatre is a small independent cinema that has been open since 1968. For the past almost fifty years, QFT has occupied a unique place in the cultural life of Northern Ireland. This uniqueness comes from QFT's special ambience (a world away from the local cineplex!), its screenings of new and classic films, and its loyal audiences.

QFT has only 2 screens and its small size gives it a unique intimacy loved by its audiences. However it also prevents us from covering our costs through ticket sales alone, and without additional support, we could simply not open our doors.

We have recently replaced our seats, which were tired and worn from years of use from keen film goers, with a suite of beautiful new seats which we hope will be enjoyed for years to come. We are offering you the opportunity to adopt one of these new seats and support QFT in continuing to bring the very best in new and classic films from all over the world to Northern Ireland.


  • Your/the name of a friend or family member/your company's name being entered into the QFT Hall of Fame, which will be displayed for all to see on a plaque in the screen.
  • You will also be listed on the QFT website and onscreen before screenings as a seat sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous).
  • Presentation Certificate plus 2 Complimentary Tickets to the QFT
  • Invitation to special events and screenings.

There is simply no better way to demonstrate your commitment to the films and the cinema we hope you've grown to love since 1968 and will continue to enjoy for the next 50 years!


The cost of adopting a QFT seat for five years is £150 per individual or £300 per company or organisation.

Terms & Conditions:

  • In the first phase of this scheme 90 seats will be available for adoption, if these are oversubscribed a further 220 seats will be made available in the future.
  • Adoptees should be aware that adopted seats unfortunately cannot be specifically reserved for patrons during their visit to the cinema, as QFT seating will remain unreserved until further notice.
  • When the five year adoption period expires, seats will be re-offered to adoptees before they are released to be adopted again.



"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