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The Rex Cinema

14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
+44 1929 552778
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Lovely

This is a lovely little cinema, I love how different it is, it's so in keeping with the town, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Faye B
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Yesterday is so today

It`s a sheer delight and novelty to visit a cinema caught in a time warp. Yes, how it used to be... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
jacqueline p
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
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+44 1929 552778
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Reviewed June 12, 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

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Reviewed May 20, 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.

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Reviewed April 14, 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

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Reviewed March 25, 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
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Reviewed March 3, 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

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REX_Wareham, Committee Member at The Rex Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 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

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Reviewed February 3, 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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Reviewed November 6, 2017

wow want an old fashioned cinema evening out then go to the Rex its fab. friendly staff and has a bar so you can take your drink in to watch the film

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 10, 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 .

1  Thank Daniel T
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Andy M
February 14, 2017|
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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
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Andy M
February 14, 2017|
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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
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