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The Rex Cinema

14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Lovely old cinema reminds you of the heyday of the pictures.

Got to see a couple of the films during my stay, but unfortunately left as the Purbeck Film... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katy P
York, United Kingdom

Is a very lovely a small cinema but they are have a good films and a mini bar is very nice. Thanks... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Daniel T
via mobile
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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 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to see a couple of the films during my stay, but unfortunately left as the Purbeck Film Festival started. Very friendly staff, comfortable seats and reasonably priced refreshments

Thank Katy P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Is a very lovely a small cinema but they are have a good films and a mini bar is very nice. Thanks Wareham .

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

an excellent self financing little cinema. an evening well spent, manned by volunteers £6.50 each to watch an up to the minute movie in a really friendly environment with a beer in one hand and an ice cream in the other with your loved one...More

Thank Pops84
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Have to say we didnt get in...full, but looking around the place its something from the 60's. It only holds about a few dozen, at most, so book!! Shame we couldnt get in. Nice looking bar.

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We adore the REX cinema. The staff are ultra helpful and friendly and from I gather many are volunteers. The decor is gorgeous and certainly not an overpriced uncomfortable mainstream place. If you are lucky to be in the area check out the after school...More

Thank Ellie_Cake
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Super experience. Old school cinema nice whisky before film and ice cream. Def not multiplex experience. Have refurbished recently and much improved heating. But place still retains character. Not cheap but inline with multiplex prices and special deals are available occasionally. Very friendly staff and...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 16 July 2017

What an amazing place run by delightful voluntary staff, take your drink from not over price bar and sit down in this delightful cinema and enjoy the film, what could better, oh yes the ticket price are really to low

Thank 13Annie13
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I last visited the Rex in about 1986 as a child and had great memories of the theatre. I was not disappointed when returning earlier this week 30 years later! It is a fantastic building, full of character and charm. Alongside this is a very...More

2  Thank DebsDebs
Reviewed 13 February 2017

For those of retirement age visiting the Rex in Wareham brings back memories of the past. The staff ard sk friendly and one can take a bar drink to one's seat and enjoy it whilst watching the film. The surroundings and ambience takes one back...More

1  Thank billsteggals
Reviewed 8 February 2017

the local people are so lucky to have this marvellous cinema run by volunteers. It is wonderful, excellent value and fantastic programmes. I was lucky enough to see the Royal Opera House's Il Trovatore the sound quality was magnificent as was the visuals. There is...More

1  Thank shelagh187054
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Andy M
15 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
15 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