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“Step back in time - hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rex Cinema

The Rex Cinema
14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Wareham
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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.
Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Step back in time - hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Well worth visiting and supporting this community venture if you are on holiday here. Literally unchanged since the 1930s and you get all the new releases a few weeks after the multiplexes.

Visited July 2013
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“Great - a step back in time with modern day element”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I absolutely love this cinema, along with The Plaza in Dorchester they must be two of the best cinema's in Dorset. Very reasonably priced with an intimate feel. Very nostalgic, my teenagers loved it, it was a pleasure to see them enjoy seeing how things were years ago whilst getting to see a recently released film. I highly recommend taking a trip here

Visited June 2013
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“REX CINEMA WAREHAM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

As I live in the town this the local cinema. Its unique this is an old cinema which still has the feeling of an old cinema, which is great as it has plenty of legroom, you may also purchase drinks from the bar and take them to your seat. best of all is that the projection and audio has been up dated to modern day standards.
Also quite a few epic block buster films have been shown on the opening night ie SKYFALL
At present admission is reasonable £6.00 adult £5.00 consession.

Visited May 2013
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“A nostalgic experience with modern twists”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Slip into one of the seats with your glass of wine lean back and take a deep breath and visualise a bygone time with gas lights and plush velvet drapes. The screen is up to date and the films carefully chosen either as new releases or old favourites. Have fun participating in the Purbeck Film Festival or short film competitions. There is something for everybody to enjoy and ice-cream before film starts.
A true Dorset Gem to cherish and support for generations to come.

Visited July 2013
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“Rex Cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an experience when you visit this cinema. It is very, very old and quaint. It is quite small and only has an upper seating area but you can order a drink that will be served in the interval, how is that, and I don't mean diet coke or tea I mean a drink in a wine glass!!!

They have all the latest films showing and then once a year have a film festival of the oldies films.

Worth going to for the experience alone!!

Visited November 2012
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