The New Rex Cinema Is One Of The Loveliest Experiences You'll Have In Manchester

A retro boutique cinema that'll transport you back in time

The Rex Wilmslow 2

The Rex cinema opened its doors for the first time back in 1936.

Those were the days of intimate picture houses, showing only a few films a week, when you could sit back and relax, and watch a new film from the comfort of a luxury velvet seat.

After closing in 1995 and remaining untouched, The Rex soon became a symbol of the big, corporate cinemas who paved the way for a new kind of cinema experience.

But that wasn't going to stop them.

Image: The Rex Wilmslow

The idea of boutique cinemas has flourished in the last few years. Suddenly, film-goers want more of an 'experience' when going to the cinema. It's a day or night out, whether with friends, alone or on a date.

Back with a bang, The Rex cinema in Wilmslow reopened its doors in December of last year, converting the building into a two screen, independent, boutique cinema.

The new cinema has wider seats and plenty of legroom, sofas, luxury seats and a special VIP area for up to four people, with a private waiting area and a fully stocked fridge.

Tickets cost £9.50 for adults, £8.00 for concessions, and £12.50 for luxury seats. All tickets can be booked through The Rex website.

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