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“An Art Deco relic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rex Cinema

The Rex Cinema
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Wareham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“An Art Deco relic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We visited the Rex to see an old Alfred Hitchcock film as part of the Purbeck Film Festival. It was the perfect setting for such a movie, with an old-style booking window and an auditorium straight out of the 30's. A rare gem!

Visited October 2011
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“An Independent Cinema offering so much more than your local multiplex!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Spent a wonderful evening at a friends private party/viewing at the Rex. Complete with ice creams, popcorn and drinks!
This marvellous facility in Wareham not only has the latest films but also screens many well reviewed films that simply wouldn't be shown at your average multi-plex. The newly acquired digital system will I'm sure open up great opportunities.
It's recent change of status means it's become a venue for not just films and live productions but other many activities, including private hire.
see their website for info. www.therex.co.uk
Particularly pleasing is their unique animations for local businesses!

Visited July 2011
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