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The Rex Cinema

Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Wareham
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130 Seats with digital...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Bournemouth
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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 

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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.

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Dorset
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Charming little old fashioned cinema run by a charity. Fun place to visit - need to book if it's a popular film, but they might still sell too many tickets, and have to get out extra seating! They often get old and arty films. You can get your glass of wine etc from the bar and take it in with... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We liked the Art Deco feel, the lovely people running it and the brilliant local animation short. There was nothing to dislike !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well worth a trip to remember the good old days. Enjoy a drink from the bar, enjoy the amusing trailers and reminisce about the good old days.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is an old fashioned cinema. It charges reasonable prices, has basic but comfortable seats and was a pleasant reminder of trips to the cinema when I was young. It was warm, comfortable and would I go again...I sure would

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely old cinema with a good selection of films. We love the film festival that this supported by this cinema. Very centrally located, with lots of free parking nearby.

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