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A Terrific Place

This really takes you back to your childhood in the nicest possible way. It's run by volunteers all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philip H
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Fantastic cinema

We love the Rex, every time we are in the area we always pay a visit irrespective of what is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 yesterday

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

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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

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.

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

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.

Thank Fran J
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

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 25 March 2018

...where else can you settle in to watch a movie with a glass of wine! Terrific ; ) In keeping with many other locations here abouts The Rex is a step back in time, it may have just the one screen not 10, but it...More

Thank Scarlett W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

no subtitles films so not very for hard of hearing or deaf. no information when it be on as it will be on for few years!!More

1  Thank John P
REX_Wareham, Committee Member at The Rex Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear John P Thank you for your review of the Rex. We appreciate all feedback and wanted to just give you some additional information that you may not be aware of. Every Sunday at the Rex Cinema, Wareham, we screen a subtitled version of the...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018

A beautifully maintained old time cinema, but keeping up with latest films and good picture quality. This is definitely an experience coming here. The staff are friendly and care about the place, and the snack booth has a range of nibbles. My top tip however...More

1  Thank Ellie W
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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