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 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.
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.