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The Rex Cinema

High Street Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2FG, England
+44 1442 877759
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A proper evening out

Saw Blade Runner 2049, which was a good film, but it could been an hour less! The cinema was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
different style cinema

We were given tickets to see a film at this cinema, we had armchair style seats at the front with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry R
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass of wine” (36 reviews)
“leg room” (28 reviews)
High Street Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted HP4 2FG, England
+44 1442 877759
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw Blade Runner 2049, which was a good film, but it could been an hour less! The cinema was fabulous and whilst James stumbles through his evenings musings on films being shown its all an essential part of the experience. One to watch: the sound...More

Thank Hay888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given tickets to see a film at this cinema, we had armchair style seats at the front with a table, There was a bar at the back of our section that stayed open throughout the film and a compere gave a short speech...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rex is just the most fantastic venue to watch a film. The ambience is just wonderful, the old school character and charm is something you do not get very often nowadays. The tables with the low lights, the comfy seats, the bar serving little...More

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful place to visit, shame there is no parking. Restaurant is supposed to be amazing but hard to get booked. The owner who does a speech in the beginning is so funny and dry in humour.

Thank FoodMeansChocolate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this lovely cinema with my grandchildren. Sat at a table, down the stairs, and they loved it. Staff are so nice, cinema is very clean and well kept. Its just a lovely place to go. Every town should have a place like this...More

Thank lhjcorrigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful seats. nice wine and pleasant people. We always get in on the raffle. We last saw Back to Bordeaux - an innocuous but very watchable French film. Even if you don't like the film you can snooze. All the seats are ok though the...More

Thank cher008
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We love The Rex. It is is unique: stylish, comfortable and an absolutely amazing cinema. Cinema as a word does not really describe this beautiful, atmospheric venue. Berkhamsted is so privileged to have such a lovely venue at its heart.

Thank sueHP4
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A special venue and fantastic place to visit. Whether you are interested in the film showing or not you will have a great evening here. The seats are comfy, the atmosphere is fantastic and the quirks of this unique venue add to the whole experience....More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I took my husband there the other day, we enjoied it very, very much. Amazingly cozy atmosphere, brings a very special feel to the whole experience of watching a film. Would reccomend without hesitation. Have a booking for one more movie for the end of...More

Thank Nina J
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to this little gem of a cinema, certainly not my last. The four of us all agreed it made us all feel like we had had such a special time, compared with the normal trips to a multiplex. We had...More

Thank Marion C
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11 July 2016|
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
so sorry have no pictures of the royal box,next time I visit I will try to photograph it
4 March 2016|
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Response from Phil Y | Reviewed this property |
Just have to keep trying, there are 3 persons at the box office, usually having to sell on door, print tickets for those collecting, take calls and general enquiries......so be patient
Brian G
9 July 2015|
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Response from CLDavies26 | Reviewed this property |
We park at the other end of Berkhampsted in the car park next to Waitrose. Then walk up through the High Street. Always found a space and charges are reasonable.