Ammonite
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 15
In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries..read more
In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably
Emma
Runtime: 124mins   Rating: U
Based on the classic Jane Austen..read more
Based on the classic Jane Austen novel.
Frankie
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: 12A
Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, FRANKIE follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the..read more
Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, FRANKIE follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers, stirred by their romantic impulses — discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling.
Military Wives
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: 12A
Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship..read more
Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.
Minari
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 12
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home..read more
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
My New York Year
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: 15
New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna (Margaret Qualley) gets hired as an assistant to Margaret (Sigourney Weaver),..read more
New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna (Margaret Qualley) gets hired as an assistant to Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Fluctuating between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-panelled office – where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze off after three-martini lunches – and her nights in a sink-less Brooklyn apartment with her socialist boyfriend. Joanna’s main task is processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency’s impersonal standard letter and impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer’s voice, begins to discover her own.
Nomadland
Runtime: 108mins   Rating: 12A
Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day..read more
Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Runtime: 95mins   Rating: U
In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake..read more
In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Six Minutes to Midnight
Runtime: 99mins   Rating: 12A
Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future..read more
Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.
The Father
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: 12A
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the..read more
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Rating: 15
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to..read more
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.


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THE REX WILL REOPEN ON FRIDAY, 28 MAY

It has been a while, but we are thrilled to announce that the Rex doors are about to reopen and we can welcome you all back to enjoy the magic of the big screen on Friday, 28th May.

Our projector is up and running and our team of wonderful volunteers is poised and ready to greet you. We can't wait to share with you our new refurbishments which have significantly increased access within the cinema, thanks to your support and generosity.

Our May programme launches with the multi-Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning Nomadland (cert 12A), and our favourite bunny returns in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, (cert U).

Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' was the big winner of the BAFTAs this year, with 4 wins - Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Frances McDormand won the award for Leading Actress. Zhao dedicated the award to the nomadic community, but also in her speech, encouraged people to see her film, and all films, on the big screen in a cinema, as there is nothing like it. 

As a dedicated team that runs a cherished independent cinema, we couldn't agree more. Film consumption is changing and features have been catapulted onto more platforms than ever, but seeing a film on a TV or small screen we believe, does not compare to seeing a feature in full cinemascope on the big screen.

Films are a shared experience, enhanced by the atmosphere and anticipation of taking your seat in the auditorium amidst excited chatter, and waiting for the lights to dim as the sounds fade to silence. The thick velvet curtain swishes open and the silence is punctuated with the familiar booming music of the trailers that we all know and love, and the darkness is pierced with bright lights. When you see a film on the big screen in full Cinemascope with Dolby 7.1 surround sound, in an iconic, 100 year old Art Deco cinema, you know you are experiencing something very special.

Our dedicated volunteers are passionate about the Rex because we all enjoy sharing this beautiful building, full of history and stories of Lawrence of Arabia. But we also all love film and escaping into other worlds, and to be able to bring cinematic experiences to the doorsteps of our valued local community is a wonderful thing. 

Your safety and the safety of our volunteers is paramount, and we have taken every precaution to protect you when you visit. Why not watch our animated trailer above which will tell you about everything we are doing to keep you safe at the Rex?

The Rex Cinema would like to acknowledge the kindness and generosity of all those who have made our refurbishment possible, including the BFI, The Talbot Village Trust, The Coop, Original Style Tiles, Sainsbury’s, Rotary Club of Wareham, Wareham Lions and many other groups and individuals.

Our warm welcome awaits you.

With best wishes from

The Rex Team