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The Rex Cinema

14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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A fabulous trip to see James Bond!!

We visited the Rex last night & it was a lovely experience. We didnt book our tickets and it was... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2015
Jill C
via mobile
This is a little gem of a cinema.

Kept alive by a dedicated band of volunteers, visiting The Rex is always a pleasure. First, if you... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Wareham, 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We visited the Rex last night & it was a lovely experience. We didnt book our tickets and it was sold out. The lady selling tickets for popcorn & cocktails was so helpful in prompting the ticket lady that 2 had been returned. The whole...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Kept alive by a dedicated band of volunteers, visiting The Rex is always a pleasure. First, if you wish to enjoy a glass of wine before you see the film, that is available in a small bar downstairs. The interior has been wonderfully preserved and...More

4  Thank tonyworobiec
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Went with my 6 year old to watch SONG OF THE SEA. A lovely film. We sat right in the middle, I booked the tickets on-line and we had a great view of the screen. Great little bar downstairs, you can even take beers in...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Antman Two young boys drag mum and dad to see the latest Marvel creation. First thing - foyer beautifully laid out and presented with memorabilia - Chaplin rules ! Tickets for all of us £22 - normally nearer £50 in our own town. Then it...More

1  Thank Yeti1515
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely small cinema with heritage features in the auditorium, entrance and bar. Walking up the staircase is like walking back in time. It a very traditional experience but a good one that hasn't changed much since our parents went to the cinema...More

1  Thank Russell S
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We had a fun evening with a friendly welcome at this old cinema which has been beautifully preserved. A must visit for film lovers if you are in the area.

1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is a 'picturesque' small cinema, with Victorian décor, that is enhanced by its very friendly staff. You can also buy a drink at the bar to take drink whilst watching the film. As well as showing modern films (we recently watched Jurassic World), it...More

1  Thank grum69_11
Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you want a time wrap experience, this is the place to go! ~The bar and ice cream shop are still original, as are all the features in the cinema.

2  Thank Karen1911
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A beautifully maintained building and superb little cinema. The staff are friendly and fab. Always a pleasure to go there, don't miss it if you're passing.

1  Thank pansenora
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We went to the Rex to see the Second Marigold Hotel, we felt relaxed and enjoyed our evening. We live locally, collect our glasses of wine on the way to our seats, we sit sipping the wine and thoroughly enjoy the ambiance, a great evening...More

1  Thank Cally442013
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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