We are a three-screen cinema, bar, coffee shop, live performance space and community hub situated at the heart of Reading’s town centre. Our aim is to offer a fantastic, welcoming venue and create a setting where everyone can relax, work, meet and create – all under one roof.
We are proud to present an exciting and varied film programme, from the newest blockbusters to the latest independent films, as well as a host of special one-off screenings and events. Pop in and work from our beautiful cafe and bar space, or simply relax and enjoy a movie with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!
As a venue for the people of Reading, we want our audience and community to shape us and what we do. If you have an idea or suggestion, please get in touch. We are open to anything, from art exhibitions to improv comedy, live music to cabaret, we are more than happy to have a chat about your ideas.
If you are looking for a unique and versatile space for any events we have several spaces available for hire, including our cinema screens. Suitable for classes and workshops, meetings, rehearsals, performances and presentations, or celebrating those special occasions. Whatever the event, we would love to help.
It’s true, there is not much to connect biscuits and cinema, but biscuits and Reading go way back. Joseph Huntley was selling biscuits to travelers on their way to Bath or London as early as 1822, and invented the biscuit tin to help prevent breakages on the journey. His small bakery eventually grew into
Huntley & Palmers, the largest employer in Reading and by 1900 the world’s largest biscuit company. Their vast factory earned Reading the nickname “Biscuit Town”.
We are open from 11AM EVERYDAY. The first film screenings start from around 11AM, and the last around 9PM. The building will close at 11:00PM, unless there is a special event (or a very long final film!)
Full details of our film schedule can be found here.
Compound Coffee, our speciality coffee shop serving delicious cakes, is open on the ground floor 10AM-8PM EVERYDAY.
Our address is:
Unit 1A, Queen’s Walk (Corner of Oxford Road),
Reading RG1 7QE
We are located in the Broad Street Mall, on the corner of Oxford Road and Queens Walk.
Broad Street Mall has its own 720-space multi-storey car park, open 24 hours a day and accessed directly via the A329 Inner Distribution Road (IDR), between the junctions with the A4155 (Castle Hill) to the south and Chatham Street to the north.
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We are approximately 8 minutes’ walk from Reading main railway station (for trains from London Paddington, Guildford, Bristol and Oxford) and about 13 minutes from Reading West station (for trains from Newbury and Basingstoke).
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The nearest bus stop for most routes is St Mary’s Butts, only two minutes away on the eastern side of Broad Street Mall. This serves the 3, 4, X4, 5, 6, 6a, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 19a, 19b, 21, 42, 42a, 50, 500, 600, 905, 908 and 921.
Cheapside bus stops are located less than a minute away on Oxford Road, and serve the 15, 15a, 16, 17, 85, 88, 91, 143 and 915 routes.
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