The Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted

"Behind the Scenes" Video

This video was posted on YouTube by Kacey Culliney, whose words are below:

“A little gem, hidden down a side street of leafy Berkhamsted – The Rex Cinema is a charming throwback to 1930s art-deco and traditional cinema and film.

Originally designed by David Nye in 1936 and opened in 1938, it was re-opened by owner, James Hannaway, in 2004. Hannaway restored the cinema to its former glory and it now sells out most days and is cherished by many.

The cinema is a small piece of history that oozes style, class and luxury.

I went behind the scenes and spoke to James Hannaway and the staff at The Rex to find out a bit more about what goes on in this little cinema.”

The cinema’s website shows it’s popularity, with many evening screenings sold out well in advance.

This page was added on 12/04/2010.

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  • What your history doesn’t mention is that this cinema was bought , owned and transformed by Shipman and King cinemas as part of their circuit of Art Deco cinemas throughout the South of England. Sam King and Alf Shipman were the owner and Sam King was my grandfather!

    By Jennifer King (05/07/2020)