The Rex Cinema Berkhamsted
a beautiful art-deco cinema restored to it's former glory...
The history of The Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted
The Rex has one huge screen set in a glorious 1938 art-deco proscenium with the sharpest film projection and clearest non-booming sound anywhere in the world. Throughout, its seating is big and soft. It has been called luxurious. It is better. It is civilized. It reminds us of what we have long stopped expecting from public buildings.
There is a good wine list and snack menu. Food and drink can be taken to your seat.
We are open 362 days a year with a new (ie different) title most days and nights.
Telephone: 01442 877759
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A short history…
The Rex opened with ‘Heidi’ starring Shirley Temple on 9th May 1938 to full civic applause. In the early seventies the balcony/circle was boxed-off by a central partition to create two screens in the upper circle. The huge proscenium arch surrounding one of the biggest screens in the UK was closed and turned over to bingo. The Rex closed down on 28th February 1988.
It re-opened on 5th December 2004, after more than sixteen years of derelict neglect and threat of demolition.
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015