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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 March 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 7 August 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
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Harrie M
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was our first trip to the Rex - I've been to independent cinemas before, but nothing quite as magical as the Rex. From stepping in, you know that a lot of thought and passion goes into creating the perfect environment - the artwork on the walls and the shelf of film books. It's really relaxed. We grabbed a drink and headed in to our seats. The level of comfort is...HIGH. ALL the leg room, comfy seats and just a chill atmosphere. We were in the upstairs, and we could hear the more laid-back bar area downstairs, but it didn't distract us at all. We were in row D, and the only mild issue was that the seats weren't tiered so much so we could see the tops of the heads in front of us while we watched the film - I think it only affects that row, tbh! This is a film-lover's haven and I can't wait to go back. (Pic taken from row H - we changed seats when we saw we could be a little closer).
Written 2 December 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 11 November 2023
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Alister M
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Arrived with a volunteer and sat quietly in a corner was told to leave. Obviously I'm not good enough. Never ever again!
Written 5 October 2023
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Darren A. Smith
Oxford, UK1,077 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
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!
Written 18 September 2023
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TOJ
Leighton Buzzard, UK29 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Big comfy movable seats and tables, a comprehensive bar, amazing building and décor and a great playlist of films. It’s a winner for me.
Written 5 September 2023
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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 7 August 2023
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Sue H
8 contributions
Jun 2023
It's lush and gorgeous and shows a fair few classy films, including some with subtitles, that you won't find at the multiplex. I'd like to see them ditch the action blockbusters myself.
Written 10 July 2023
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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 2 March 2023
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JoyHJones
Bournemouth, UK20 contributions
Feb 2023
Lovely Art Decor Cinema Comfortable seats with nearby Bar where you can get drinks or coffee. Makes more of an occasion of going to the cinema
Written 7 February 2023
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Gerard Cherif
London, UK68 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
So cosy and warm inside. Very reasonably priced tickets and snacks and drinks. Comfortable seats and a great view. Always worth waiting for a film here over a general cinema.
Written 28 December 2022
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