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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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This is a little gem of a cinema.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
tonyworobiec
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Southport, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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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Wareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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