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Silents Weekend at The Rex Cinema

Silents Weekend at The Rex Cinema




Dec 03 2023


Celebrating 100 years of cinema in Wareham!

The Rex Cinema are celebrating their 100 year anniversary with a ‘Silents Weekend’ to be held 1st to 3rd December 2023. Apart from Christmas Day the cinema has only closed as part of the Covid instructions in its 100 year history!

In partnership with the BFI and South West Silents The Rex will be screening 11 silent movies, 6 with live accompaniment from top Musicians Meg Morley and Dominic Irving. 

Be  “Spellbound in darkness” as you experience silent films in the very same venue that hosted them 100 years ago!

The films have been selected to show the excellent work of Hollywood stars and couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. 

Mary Pickford, a multifaceted pioneer of early cinema: a talented performer, a creative producer and a savvy businesswoman who helped shape the film industry as we know it today.  Mary Pickford rose to steadily to fame at a time when there was no path to follow to become one of the most popular actresses of the 1910s and 1920s, earning the nickname “Queen of the Movies”.

In the 1920s Douglas Fairbanks was the King of Hollywood. His daring stunts fascinated audiences. His clean-cut looks and good-naturedness gave him a glow on screen, and his talents for film making and business would make him one of the greats in Hollywood History.

About The Rex Cinema in Wareham

As an independent community run cinema with a small staff and a committed team of volunteers. Doing all we can to survive such challenging times- they hope this event with bring entertainment and joy to Wareham’s community and beyond. Read more about The Rex Cinema.

Tickets: Adults £6.00  Live Event £10.00 / Weekender All Films £70.00


Poster with full programme of the Silents Weekend at The Rex Cinema in Wareham

Programme for the Silents Weekend at The Rex Cinema in Wareham


The Rex Cinema
The Rex Cinema
01929 554906



The Rex Cinema Wareham
The Rex Cinema Wareham
14 West St, Wareham BH20 4JX

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