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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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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 must to see if holidaying nearby

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Wareham, United Kingdom
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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 

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london
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Address: 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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