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Stepping back in time!

This is a lovely, old fashioned cinema experience, we love seeing films here and feel as if we have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pam M
Wareham, United Kingdom

Is lovely very good to leave in Wareham and have a cinema you don't have to think about drive and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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...more
14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Is lovely very good to leave in Wareham and have a cinema you don't have to think about drive and parking when you go to the cinema. Fantastic ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cinema, kept going by band of volunteers. Small bar where you can buy a drink & take it with you to watch the film. Stair lift enables disabled access. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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
Thank Philip H
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

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevehender
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Belinda K
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little cinema, I love how different it is, it's so in keeping with the town, the volunteers that run it are friendly and helpful, it's also more affordable.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Faye B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jacqueline p
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I went and sat in a cinema smiling like a dude. They had snacks soft/hard but i went to the supermarket down the road as its cheaper.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank franimallxxx
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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. The Staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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