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Great Cinema

Great cinema. I have visited the Rex many times over the years both as a cinema and also once for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard S
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The Rex

Lovely atmosphere and it always feels like such a special treat. Definitely recommend. Fabulous... read more

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The Rex has one huge screen set in a glorious 1938 art-deco proscenium with the sharpest film projection and clearest non-booming sound anywhere in the world. Throughout, its seating is big and soft. It has been called luxurious. It is better. It is...more
High Street Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2FG, England
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All reviews comfortable seats glass of wine cheese and biscuits the owner art deco table downstairs loads of leg room box office popular films drinks and snacks a great evening royal box great film foreign films lovely experience great selection only downside
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great cinema. I have visited the Rex many times over the years both as a cinema and also once for the Comedy Club. Very comfortable seats and wonderful decor. You can take your drinks into the normal seats or if you are in the lower...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and it always feels like such a special treat. Definitely recommend. Fabulous evening out and so lucky to be close to such a great place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LisaH4445
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whats not to like. You arrive at the Rex and are greeted by staff who can speak rather than stare blankly at you like most multiplex’s. You can buy civilised drinks and snacks rather than either 6ltr cup of sugar or a bottomless sack of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KnickRS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who could call a visit to the cinema as unforgettable. This theatre is lavish inside, on walking into the upper area you are amazed at the beautiful walls at the sides of the screen. Like thirties shells lit with little lights it looks gorgeous. Moving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenda010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original the garden of the real Wendy of Peter Pan it has been transformed after many years from a dilapidated wreck to a truly stunning cinema , you can sit and enjoy wine and cheese in very comfy seats whilst watching a great selection of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Torquil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the velvet glamour. Comfy swivel movable seats on the ground floor. Great prices. And after you can go for a romantic walk along the canal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deric B
Reviewed December 3, 2018

First time at The Rex last night and it will not be the last. Spacious seating, fast bar service and a personal touch from arriving until leaving. Unique and very lucky to have it local!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sls0826
Reviewed November 27, 2018

You can really relax here and if you are not wanting to see the latest releases when they first come out, they have a good selection of movies. Staff very helpful and polite

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frenchescapades
Reviewed November 23, 2018

If you love movies you’ll love enjoying them at The Rex, this year celebrating 80 years since it’s original opening in 1938. The cinema is an impressive art deco 1930’s Grade II listed cinema situated in Berkhamsted, West Hertfordshire. Closed between 1988 and 2004, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank charles s
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully restored Art Deco cinema. Great film listings. Knowledgeable friendly, helpful staff. Snacks available a cinema. A must visit in a lovely town with plenty of other attractions in and around the area. Don’t miss it!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Julie B
November 27, 2018|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
I think it might be because there's only 1 person on the desk so they have to deal with face to face customers & telephone calls. I agree that it's very frustrating & I think we should all feed this back to them then... More
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Maggie, we usually sit in the back row upstairs but at the ticket desk there is a plan of the whole floor so you can choose from that. I prefer upstairs but you can get a table with swivel chairs round it downstairs, which... More