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Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
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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.
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A comfortable and friendly cinema

This is a 'picturesque' small cinema, with Victorian décor, that is enhanced by its very friendly staff. You can also buy a drink at the bar to take drink whilst watching the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a 'picturesque' small cinema, with Victorian décor, that is enhanced by its very friendly staff. You can also buy a drink at the bar to take drink whilst watching the film. As well as showing modern films (we recently watched Jurassic World), it also runs seasons of older films. Recommended if you are in the area.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want a time wrap experience, this is the place to go! ~The bar and ice cream shop are still original, as are all the features in the cinema.

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United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A beautifully maintained building and superb little cinema. The staff are friendly and fab. Always a pleasure to go there, don't miss it if you're passing.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to the Rex to see the Second Marigold Hotel, we felt relaxed and enjoyed our evening. We live locally, collect our glasses of wine on the way to our seats, we sit sipping the wine and thoroughly enjoy the ambiance, a great evening out, with little travelling for us. The staff are helpful and cheerful, we book on... More 

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Surrey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visited before and were able to watch some older films on the big screen, but this seems to have stopped now and it's just the usual latest films being shown. Very disappointed as was brilliant before.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is an old fashioned picture theatre showing some of the latest films. One of the only cinemas to still have an interval for icecrams etc. There is a wine and coffee bar where purchases can be taken into the cinema to drink while watching the film. All very civilised. Run by volunteers who are friendly and helpful.

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Bourne, Lincolnshire
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A nice independent cinema run by people who care about film. A genuine ammenity to the community and a treat for the visitor. Recommended

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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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 !

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Sandford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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

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Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham

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