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The Rex Cinema

14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Super experience. Old school cinema nice whisky before film and ice cream. Def not multiplex... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Paul L
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Little Gem

What an amazing place run by delightful voluntary staff, take your drink from not over price bar... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
13Annie13
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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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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14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
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+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Super experience. Old school cinema nice whisky before film and ice cream. Def not multiplex experience. Have refurbished recently and much improved heating. But place still retains character. Not cheap but inline with multiplex prices and special deals are available occasionally. Very friendly staff and...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

What an amazing place run by delightful voluntary staff, take your drink from not over price bar and sit down in this delightful cinema and enjoy the film, what could better, oh yes the ticket price are really to low

1  Thank 13Annie13
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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

I last visited the Rex in about 1986 as a child and had great memories of the theatre. I was not disappointed when returning earlier this week 30 years later! It is a fantastic building, full of character and charm. Alongside this is a very...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

For those of retirement age visiting the Rex in Wareham brings back memories of the past. The staff ard sk friendly and one can take a bar drink to one's seat and enjoy it whilst watching the film. The surroundings and ambience takes one back...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2017

the local people are so lucky to have this marvellous cinema run by volunteers. It is wonderful, excellent value and fantastic programmes. I was lucky enough to see the Royal Opera House's Il Trovatore the sound quality was magnificent as was the visuals. There is...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Our very best local cinema. Great atmosphere, great staff and always good films! Also very good value for money, much better than the horrid impersonal big complexes !

1  Thank Hilary F
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Sweet old cinema! Super friendly place run by a group of locals. Tiny little bar opens before each showing where you can get a glass of wine to take with you to enjoy during the film.

1  Thank Birgitta F
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We love this place! We have been visiting for over 10 years..it's excellent value and comfortable and has all the current films..plus you can enjoy a drink from a proper glass, not disposable plastic, during the film too!! .Our favourite cinema!

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

A wonderful night at this old world Cinema. We came here during the Purbeck Film Festival, enjoying a screening of a restored version of Hitchcock's Vertigo. The film was intriguing and all the more enjoyable in the ambience of the recently restored auditorium. What a...More

1  Thank Fuss P
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Compact cinema that clearly is a blast from the past. Great for a night out to escape to the movies for an hour or two without feeling the expense of a multiplex Worth a visit

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Andy M
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Julie S |
Hi We are showing Hacksaw Ridge until 16 February and then there is a matinee of La La Land on Friday, 17 Feb. We then close for the Rex Players show, reopening on Sunday 26 February with Jackie. Thanks
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Andy M
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Lanc56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry couldn't say, I think they are on the internet but we just walk to it when holidaying in the area. There is only one screen though so not much choice but they do show new films
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