We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
Website
Description: The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130...
The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130 Seats with digital projection and sound but with a period ambience. The REX is owned by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust and run by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The REX shows everything from art-house to blockbusters and is the main hub of the renowned annual Purbeck Film Festival, the largest rural film festival in the United Kingdom.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Such fun!

We visited the cinema last week and what a pleasure it was! Made me feel old, as I can remember when our local cinema was like this, but dirtier and tattier...The enthusiasts who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Karen N
,
Braintree, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Braintree, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited the cinema last week and what a pleasure it was! Made me feel old, as I can remember when our local cinema was like this, but dirtier and tattier...The enthusiasts who run the cinema have done an excellent job, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience to visit. I would recommend that all young people should be brought here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is our local cinema and we go there a lot - friendly, good films often new releases, it's great and we love it !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandford, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a pleasant find this was, excellent oldy worldy cinema, still with gas lamps and seats at the back for couples, will be going back when in the area again, an excellent discovery whilst on our holiday

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's nice to get away from the roller coaster of modern life and step back in time while enjoying the latest films or some golden oldies. The staff/volunteers are friendly, the atmosphere relaxed, you can buy a glass of wine or a soft drink to take to your seat and it's in a proper glass, not a cheap plastic squashy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
london
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we loved our trip to this cinema which has been running since the 1920's. old fashioned décor, seating and welcome from the friendly front of house staff. Enjoyed a glass of wine from the bar which got me through 2 1/2 hours of the final Hobbit film! definitely worth a visit. long stay parking just around the corner was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We recently tried the Rex on one of getaway trips to Dorset and loved it. Although screen modern, it was just like the Picture Houses I can remember as a boy, really worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bournemouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We go to The Rex quite regularly, It is the only cinema close to us but we wouldn't have it any other way! A beautiful part of history as well as lovely staff. You can grab a drink and snack and head up. They show current films as well as old classics, also hosting the Purbeck film festival, which is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This small, independently run cinema is a hidden gem within the Purbecks. Run by the community, for the community, watching films here is always a pleasure. The staff are friendly, the projection excellent and the programme current and diverse. A must visit for all to the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a lovely thing to have in your small town. An original unspoilt Cinema. This cinema shows a lovely variation of films, some classics, some contemporary and all in a lovely 1940s style setting. The Cinema staff can arrange private film parties with food which is a unique way to hold a celebration. If you can then support this venue... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is not quite our nearest cinema but it is our first choice. We love the intimate old fashioned atmosphere in comparison to one of the large multi-screen places. Occasionally there is a special event with a "celeb" introducing a film. The Rex is a gem and we are lucky to have it close by.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Rex Cinema also viewed

 

Been to The Rex Cinema? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Rex Cinema staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?