The Rex Cinema
The Rex Cinema
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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 civilized. It reminds us of what we have long stopped expecting from public buildings.
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  • tellmewat
    Greater London, United Kingdom26 contributions
    My favourite 1930’s Cinema to date !
    Visited with an elderly woman was kindly taken to our seats and table the friendly assistant carried our drinks . The seats are very comfortable downstairs where we sat of course not reclining, my only complaint was it was chilly we were near an exit door ( access for wheelchair users or compromised mobility.) And near toilets downstairs. I advise you bring a knee blanket if in cooler months . The Drinks and snack’s reasonably priced . No hot food . Décor fabulous absolutely loved it The area Rex runs really interesting films and foreign films too
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Frank S
    Dunstable, United Kingdom41 contributions
    An affordable superior experience
    A very different cinema experience that is so much more enjoyable. Friendly staff and the ability to sit in great comfort and have a drink whilst enjoying the film elevate this to a different level from the multi screen cinemas. Being able to book a Royal Box make this a good venue to take anyone you wish to impress.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Darren A. Smith
    Oxford, United Kingdom1,077 contributions
    A Gem of a Place. Like Going Back in Time in a Wonderful Way
    We went to see the ABBA night. We have never been to this place before. As we went in, it was like going back to how cinemas were in the 60's. Lovely. Nostalgic. Then, we sat at a cabaret-style table and watched a film. Brilliant!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Neil and Desi
    Dunstable, United Kingdom29 contributions
    A beautiful and unique cinema
    Going to The Rex Cinema is a wonderful experience. You step into a beautiful art deco setting - a place that is valued and looked after. It certainly makes a difference over other places. It was a popular choice for many people that evening!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
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erose193
London, UK11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were given a £50 voucher for the Rex for our wedding present at the end of 2019. Unfortunately because of various lockdowns and us having our first child we’ve been unable to use it. We hoped to use it recently as our baby is finally old enough for us to leave her but the Rex refused to extend it another month saying it had already been extended by 6 months from Jan 2021 (despite us still being in a lockdown then). This is very disappointing customer service and it has unfortunately put us off from visiting again.
Written September 9, 2021
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Frank S
Dunstable, UK41 contributions
Aug 2023
A very different cinema experience that is so much more enjoyable. Friendly staff and the ability to sit in great comfort and have a drink whilst enjoying the film elevate this to a different level from the multi screen cinemas.
Being able to book a Royal Box make this a good venue to take anyone you wish to impress.
Written August 7, 2023
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Neil and Desi
Dunstable, UK29 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Going to The Rex Cinema is a wonderful experience. You step into a beautiful art deco setting - a place that is valued and looked after. It certainly makes a difference over other places. It was a popular choice for many people that evening!
Written November 11, 2023
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N555FOR
Stewkley, UK149 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful Art Deco(?) building, huge comfy seats and bags of leg room were very welcoming. However the sound is a bit lacking, 35 minutes of adverts and trailers wasn’t great and the lack of air conditioning was a tough ask for a 3hr stint watching Elvis on a very balmy night (older gent next to me left as it was unbearable at the hour mark and sat outside waiting for his wife).

I’d return to sit at a table on the ground with friends to have a few drinks and watch a movie just not in summer!
Written July 31, 2022
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tellmewat
Greater London, UK26 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Visited with an elderly woman was kindly taken to our seats and table the friendly assistant carried our drinks . The seats are very comfortable downstairs where we sat of course not reclining, my only complaint was it was chilly we were near an exit door ( access for wheelchair users or compromised mobility.) And near toilets downstairs.
I advise you bring a knee blanket if in cooler months .
The Drinks and snack’s reasonably priced . No hot food .
Décor fabulous absolutely loved it
The area Rex runs really interesting films and foreign films too
Written March 2, 2023
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dai-squeeler
Rickmansworth, UK27 contributions
Oct 2020
It was great to be back in The Rex. It used to be difficult to get tickets, but (sadly) now they are plentiful. The staff are wonderful, checking at the door if you have a booking and then guiding you to your seats. We sat on the seats with tables near the front; a great cinematic experience. The host makes a short address before the film, with some sharp comments about life and then some context to the film. Get there soon and often - it is so much better than the appalling chain cinemas. Oh, snacks and drinks available. Wine is very good and most reasonably priced.
Written October 15, 2020
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DaveBAmersham
Little Chalfont, UK887 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Never ever thought I would review a cinema but the whole experience of our visit was outstanding. Building is well maintained in the style of years gone by. Staff friendly and efficient. Seating is the most comfortable seating I have ever sat on in a cinema. Sat in the upper seating area. Possible to stretch legs fully whilst lying semi prone facing the screen. Sat in row G from which the screen is small compared to chain cinemas and sound levels were relatively low. Next time I will sit nearer the screen. Ground floor sitting has table seating. Only regret is that I did not take my camera to record images of the fabulous architecture. Long may cinemas as unique as this continue to thrive and prosper.
Written October 18, 2022
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Sue Davies..
Bedfordshire, UK130 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Well so had no idea where I was going,. not from round here. And OMG. what a lovely evening. The art decor is stunning. Excellent venue and friendly welcome from the staff. Great atmosphere and loved the film we see Cat's and wasn't disappointed.. Lovely that it was immaculate. We sat right at the back with good view's. This venue is a credit to you all. Steeped in history and just a stunning theatre that's been loving restored. My partner had been here before but for me my 1st visit not my last either. Drinks not overpriced friendly staff behind bar. Lovely to be shown to our seats and not be left to look ourselves! Everyone is a credit to this theatre.. Magnificent experience.x
Written January 26, 2020
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Carole S
9 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
I go to the Rex cinema often. The cinema is Art Deco. Lovely comfortable seats with a wide isle in front so you don't have to get up and down every time someone passes. There is 2 bars, one upstairs and a larger one downstairs where there are tables..... Coffee us also available for those who do not want alcohol. A thoroughly enjoyable evening...
Written May 20, 2022
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EPHtravels
Aylesbury, UK942 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Been a few times and it's always a treat as Berkhamsted is not close to our home.

Love sitting down front at a table and getting a cheese and crackers plate. Staff always friendly at box office and bar. Every time I go I wish all cinemas were like this.
Written January 30, 2020
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