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The Rex Cinema

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Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
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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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Delightful experience: great films!

A traditional cinema in this century? Yes! and the Rex is as traditional as they come, so it is a great experience all the way through. Red velvet curtains, ice-creams, comfy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
L B
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A traditional cinema in this century? Yes! and the Rex is as traditional as they come, so it is a great experience all the way through. Red velvet curtains, ice-creams, comfy seats, and great films But it's 21st century too - bookings online for upcoming films!

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Thank L B
Dorset
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236 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place this cinema is. Situated in a good street in Wareham, Dorset. Very friendly people who served us well, before, during and after the film I saw "Lady in the van". Very reasonably priced and allocated tickets.

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Thank Alph
London
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Good cinema with a nice range of films (not always the blockbusters!) minimal other frills though. Would recommend if you are bored and in Wareham

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Thank Lucy92117
Wareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Good films are always on show and with comfortable seats and friendly staff and reasonable prices well worth visiting

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Thank Joyce S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Rex last night & it was a lovely experience. We didnt book our tickets and it was sold out. The lady selling tickets for popcorn & cocktails was so helpful in prompting the ticket lady that 2 had been returned. The whole experience was amazing, red carpet, decor, bar, lots of people dressing up in dicky bows... More 

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Thank Jill C
Wareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Kept alive by a dedicated band of volunteers, visiting The Rex is always a pleasure. First, if you wish to enjoy a glass of wine before you see the film, that is available in a small bar downstairs. The interior has been wonderfully preserved and one almost steps back several decades once you enter. Their choice of films is excellent;... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Went with my 6 year old to watch SONG OF THE SEA. A lovely film. We sat right in the middle, I booked the tickets on-line and we had a great view of the screen. Great little bar downstairs, you can even take beers in if you wish?! We had a lovely experience...thanks!

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1 Thank Paul W
Southport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Antman Two young boys drag mum and dad to see the latest Marvel creation. First thing - foyer beautifully laid out and presented with memorabilia - Chaplin rules ! Tickets for all of us £22 - normally nearer £50 in our own town. Then it was time for a G&t and some snacks - less than £10 from the lovely... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely small cinema with heritage features in the auditorium, entrance and bar. Walking up the staircase is like walking back in time. It a very traditional experience but a good one that hasn't changed much since our parents went to the cinema years ago.

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1 Thank Russell S
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a fun evening with a friendly welcome at this old cinema which has been beautifully preserved. A must visit for film lovers if you are in the area.

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