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The Rex Cinema

High Street Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2FG, England
+44 1442 877759
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The Rex is well worth a vist

This cinema is just wonderful. Double the length for seating. Huge velvet seats All films are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MargueriteCraig
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
A Great Atmosphere

We had a chairs around a small table which made it really convenient for our drinks and nuts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
5H3R1D4N
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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High Street Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2FG, England
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+44 1442 877759
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"table downstairs"
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"loads of leg room"
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"art deco"
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"popular films"
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"former glory"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cinema is just wonderful. Double the length for seating. Huge velvet seats All films are introduced There is a bar and a place for your drinks. A cafe type cinema downstairs where you can order snacks. A real pleasure to attend and so often...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a chairs around a small table which made it really convenient for our drinks and nuts. Having two bars and the decor make it convenient and a special place to watch a film. I wasn’t once disturbed by anyone else around - unlike...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rex Cinema is such a wonder place. The Art Deco is fantastic. Seats very comfortable. I have been coming here since they opened back in the day. They have tables & chairs which you can book, the tables seat four so you may share...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Art Deco cinema. Loads of leg room upstairs. Sound was good. Food and drink available to take in to the cinema. I ordered the cheese and biscuits, which arrived in the middle of the film so I couldn't see what I was eating, but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old building with gorgeous art deco interior. What a treat to watch a film on a comfy chair with a little table to put your drinks you bought from the bar, which is open throughout the film. The tables seat 4 so we were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't getvti confused this is not a posh, 5* fancy venue. The rex is a great priced cinema with a bar which also has great prices and snack shop inside that all make it like no other cinema experience. Table downstairs u can sit at...More

Thank Gemma H
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

A very quirky style cinema with tables downstairs and big seats in the circle. You can take your drinks in and enjoy a really quirky cinema experience. I really liked it. It's like a throw back to the early days of film. Can't honestly remember...More

Thank trumpeting
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This had got to be the best place to see a film. Comfortable and spacious seating, lovely art deco style interior, very good sound and acoustics and unrestricted vision from all seats. This a great place to see a film. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I visited today with my elderly mum and sister. What a gem. I’ve heard good things about The Rex, but only managed to visit today due to a day off and expecting rain, so took advantage. I can’t believe I waited so long. It’s beautiful...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We ended up stumbling across this venue quite by chance; despite working in the film industry myself and living in nearby Hemel Hempstead, I've somehow never heard of this cinema before but am so glad I know it now! I usually go to the Everyman...More

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HappyGirl1234
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
so sorry have no pictures of the royal box,next time I visit I will try to photograph it
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barking
3 March 2016|
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Response from Phil Y | Reviewed this property |
Just have to keep trying, there are 3 persons at the box office, usually having to sell on door, print tickets for those collecting, take calls and general enquiries......so be patient
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Brian G
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Response from CLDavies26 | Reviewed this property |
We park at the other end of Berkhampsted in the car park next to Waitrose. Then walk up through the High Street. Always found a space and charges are reasonable.
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