1917
Runtime: 119mins   Rating: 15
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a..read more
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
A Christmas Carol (2020)
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: PG
We are delighted to be brining you a brand new made for cinema immersive adaptation of a classic family favourite. This will be a real treat for those who love Christmas..read more
We are delighted to be brining you a brand new made for cinema immersive adaptation of a classic family favourite. This will be a real treat for those who love Christmas entertainment, innovative cinema, contemporary dance and ballet or good old fashioned story telling! A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets. The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author’s original narrative.
A Christmas Gift From Bob
Rating: 12A
In A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB, James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times -..read more
In A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB, James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration. Ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of Christmas spirit along the way.
Dreamland
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: TBC
A teen bounty hunter is torn between helping or capturing a seductive fugitive bank robber hiding in a small town during the Great..read more
A teen bounty hunter is torn between helping or capturing a seductive fugitive bank robber hiding in a small town during the Great Depression.
Emma
Runtime: 124mins   Rating: U
Based on the classic Jane Austen..read more
Based on the classic Jane Austen novel.
Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular
Runtime: 140mins   Rating: LIVE
Classical music superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE presents a magical and unique Christmas musical from the iconic Royal Albert Hall, bringing joy and festive celebrations to..read more
Classical music superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE presents a magical and unique Christmas musical from the iconic Royal Albert Hall, bringing joy and festive celebrations to audiences around the world this holiday season. With unprecedented and exclusive access to the historic venue, the Welsh singing sensation performs seasonal favourites and carols with full nostalgic Hollywood musical glamour. Katherine is joined by friends including beloved actors Vanessa Redgrave and Bill Nighy, Operatic icon Sir Bryn Terfyl, Italian Tenor Alberto Urso, American Broadway star Marisha Wallace, English National Ballet Lead Principal Erina Takahashi, the Royal Air Force Regiment Band and many more, to share an unforgettable and enchanting experience this Christmas.
Lost at Christmas
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: 12A
It’s Christmas Eve in the remote Scottish town of Fort William when life is turned upside down for Jen (Natalie Clark - Still Game) and Rob (Kenny Boyle). Suddenly finding..read more
It’s Christmas Eve in the remote Scottish town of Fort William when life is turned upside down for Jen (Natalie Clark - Still Game) and Rob (Kenny Boyle). Suddenly finding themselves heartbroken, single and stranded, they team up to try and reach home 100 miles away to be with their families.

"Borrowing" Jen’s now ex-boyfriend’s classic car, the pair hit the road, but it’s not long before the weather turns for the worse forcing them to continue their journey on foot. Bickering and bonding across the snowy Moors of Glencoe, they eventually arrive at a remote inn where they meet other guests dead set on avoiding the traditional Christmas joy. However, as Christmas Day draws closer, will happiness emerge and draw Jen and Rob together?
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: 12A
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour..read more
The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena.

Hot on the heels of their star turns in the West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables, Ball and Boe will reunite to tour their third album 'Back Together' following the number one best-selling hits ‘Together’ and ‘Together Again’. The superstar pair will take on their favourite musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from TheLion King, The Greatest Showman and ThePhantom of the Opera as well as a brilliantly arranged 'Queen Medley'. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball and Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
Royal Ballet: Nutcracker
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: ENCORE
The Royal Ballet celebrated choreographer Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent..read more
The Royal Ballet celebrated choreographer Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Fererico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.
Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut
Runtime: 155mins   Rating: ENCORE
This is an Encore recorded screening of Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut from 2014. Puccini’s first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging..read more
This is an Encore recorded screening of Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut from 2014. Puccini’s first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Runtime: 85mins   Rating: U
Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the..read more
Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. Working for the skinflint is his faithful employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), who begs Scrooge for a day off for Christmas. Scrooge reluctantly agrees and goes home on Christmas Eve filled with bile at the holiday merrymakers. But then he is visited by the sprits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and Scrooge, after revisiting his sorrowful past, hate-filled present, and doomed future, turns over a new leaf and becomes the most generous and celebratory person in town.
The Old Man and The Opera Singer (live on stage) - a Welcome Back Special Event
Rating: TBC
A live mini-gala (to mark the reopening of the newly upgraded Rex and raise money for the building fund) featuring GRACE LOVELASS and JOHN BARCLAY with TOBY NELMS at the..read more
A live mini-gala (to mark the reopening of the newly upgraded Rex and raise money for the building fund) featuring GRACE LOVELASS and JOHN BARCLAY with TOBY NELMS at the piano. Grace Lovelass and John Barclay first performed together at the Rex with the Rex Players and have subsequently co-operated in a number of local shows and concerts including some in John's garden in Wareham. In this show, Grace performs a number of parodies with words by John.
The Polar Express
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: U
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden..read more
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film.


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THE REX IS OPENING ITS DOORS... WE MISSED YOU!

We are delighted to announce that the Rex is opening it's doors again on 17th December with a Live show, followed by an exciting programme of films and events for Christmas and the New Year!  Full details to follow very shortly.

We can't wait to show you our new refurbished bar, toilets and stair lift, thanks to all your support and donations to improve cinema access, and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

Please be reassured that all strict Covid safe guidelines will be in place to ensure that your visit is safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE REX CINEMA HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED ITS DOORS, BUT WE WILL BE BACK SOON!

TO OUR VALUED PATRONS

In view of the current and difficult situation, we are following the Government’s advice and the Rex Cinema will remain temporarily closed until it is safe to reopen and welcome you back to enjoy more great films on the big screen.  All the activities of the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust will cease from 1st April, and this also includes Purbeck Film Festival events for the coming months.  Please be reassured that we will be operational again as soon as we are able.

Our building works to improve cinema access have been continuing as far as possible and already the exciting transformation of the cinema's bar, toilets and stair lift is taking shape.  Although the works have now temporarily ceased, we look forward to not only sharing our fantastic new facilities with you when we are able to, but to celebrating with you this huge achievement, made possible through your generosity.

We will announce our reopening in advance of the date and look forward to welcoming you all back to our beloved community cinema as soon as possible.

With our best wishes to you all,

The Rex Management

 

 


TICKET INFORMATION

Information about booked tickets at the Rex:

All on line bookings for performances that have now been cancelled, have been safely and automatically refunded to cardholders.

Those tickets booked through the Rex box office will need to be refunded in person.  If you have purchased advance tickets via the box office in cash or on a credit card and have not been able to speak to the Rex team about this yet, please don't worry.  Once the cinema reopens we will be able to deal with any queries or refunds that we have not been able to address prior to the cinema's closure.  We apologise for any inconvenience if you have experienced difficulties contacting us.

Lawrence of Arabia tickets:

All ticket holders who purchased a ticket for the 'Lawrence: After Arabia' screening and Q&A, due to take place in May, should have now received an email from us. 

The Director, Mark J T Griffin has confirmed that the film release date has been put back, hopefully to the autumn, so we will announce the new screening dates for this premiere as soon as possible.  All tickets are to be honoured, so please retain these as they can be automatically transferred to the new screening date when it is finalised.  If you are unable to attend on the new dates, or if you wish to obtain a refund, then we will be happy to assist you on our return.

Thank you.

The Rex Management