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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...more
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This is a lovely, old fashioned cinema experience, we love seeing films here and feel as if we have gone back to the time before eating popcorn, hotdogs and sweets was an essential whilst watching the film.....
Staff are very friendly, facilities as good as...More
This really takes you back to your childhood in the nicest possible way. It's run by volunteers all of whom are very enthusiastic and friendly. It's one of the main locations for the annual Purbeck Film Festival, showing a series of old favourites and foreign...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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REX_Wareham, Manager at The Rex Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018
Thank you for your kind and positive feedback, we are very pleased to know that members of our audience value our treasured cinema and that the hearing loop is very effective. We are run almost entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers with a passion...More
We love the Rex, every time we are in the area we always pay a visit irrespective of what is showing.
Lovely friendly staff and it has to be unique in that the local advertisements are brilliant and a pre-film treat!
This cinema was built in 1889 and the last gas lit cinema in the country. The cinema is part of a charitable trust and run by volunteers who make you feel very welcome. There is a bar and the atmosphere is very sociable with people...More
It`s a sheer delight and novelty to visit a cinema caught in a time warp. Yes, how it used to be. It is a credit to Wareham and its volunteers that this traditional building survives and shows not only current films but selected oldies and...More
New cinemas certainly have their place, but the originality of the Rex is something quite different. The vibrant colours, only one screen, the cafe downstairs, the old gas lamps and horsehair seats make this a unique experience as is finding your own seat.
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.