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The Rex Cinema

14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Sweet old cinema

Sweet old cinema! Super friendly place run by a group of locals. Tiny little bar opens before each... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Birgitta F
Best cinema!

We love this place! We have been visiting for over 10 years..it's excellent value and comfortable... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Alix P
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed 18 January 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
Reviewed 7 January 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!

1  Thank Alix P
Reviewed 30 October 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
Reviewed 15 October 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

1  Thank Highkick
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful trip back in time. The Rex is an old fashioned cinema that has retained its original features whilst showing modern films. There is a lovely bar downstairs where you can buy a drink pre performance. There is no popcorn station but a...More

1  Thank George P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We camp regularly not far from Wareham, and if we have a cold or rainy evening we amble along to the Rex Cinema. It really doesn't matter what's showing - the staff are all volunteers and the feeling you get is that these people are...More

1  Thank jimmy_the_farmer
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A lovely comfortable cinema. Very unique from the glass of wine during a performance to the early interval for ice-cream.

Thank Angiecr0
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had to give this top marks, it's an old time cinema run by a group of very friendly volunteers, there is a bar and you can take your drinks in with you, the seats have all been refurbished and are very comfortable, you get plenty...More

Thank Lanc56
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Re-live your childhood memories (well if you're my age anyway!) with a trip to this delightful independent cinema. A single screen auditorium complete with its own licensed bar and a fabulous experience reminiscent of going to the movies as a child of the 70's!!! There's...More

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Small cinema with refurbished seats that are comfortable with plenty of leg room. Small bar downstairs with the option to take drinks into the performance. Ice creams in the interval. Latest releases shown, online booking and selected seats. What's not to love?

Thank Nichola_Wood
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Andy M
14 February 2017|
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
Andy M
14 February 2017|
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