3 days ago
We're delighted to let you know that we've been nominated for BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE in the 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards for Herts & Beds. We won the award back in 2019 and we would love your support again!
If you would like to vote for The Rex, please click the link below. Voting closes on June 22nd. herts.muddystilettos.co.uk/nominate/theatre-arts-venue ... See MoreSee Less
We are hiring!
We would like to hear from confident, friendly and hard working candidates interested in joining the wonderful team at The Rex.
We currently have Usher (16+) and Bar/Box Office (18+) roles available, full and part-time.
The ideal candidate will be:
- Confident, personable and service focused.
- Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
- Enthusiastic with a positive, can-do attitude.
Please email a copy of your CV and a short cover letter to Natalie at email@example.com
*Applications will close once all roles have been filled. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all applicants* ... See MoreSee Less
Lee Allwork can you think of any (almost) 17 year olds looking for work. 🤔
Joanna Turner for Stevie 😃
P.s I ❤ that film!
Kirstie Bright for Katie x
Rachael Louise Dell Alf?
Maia Stock in case you are interested.
Our June/July reopening list is out!
Bookings for ABL members are now open and General Release will be on Saturday 12th June at 10.30am.
You can view all the films on our website now: www.therexberkhamsted.com
The full magazine will be available online and in the foyer next week. ... See MoreSee Less
Anthony Wakeling Top Gun is showing at the cinema - i know you have been watching this recently 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Rik Parting Alexandra Parting
So good to have The Rex back and some fantastic films on the listings
I can't wait!
Great! Any plans to show News of the World?
Ohhhh I cannot wait!!!! 😍😍😍😍
Thanks - some good news at last! 🎥🎬
3 weeks ago
First aid day 🤕
The whole team at The Rex would like to say a huge thank you to Clear Aid for another engaging and informative first aid at work course.
You’ll be in safe hands when we reopen on 24th June 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck - just love this place
Thank you as well to an incredible Rex Management Team for coordinating such a successful day! 🙂
Good luck to all those places re-opening this week.
The Rex is scheduled for THURSDAY 24th JUNE on the back of the few teething days of ‘freedom’ promised for 21st.
No doubt you will already be aware this long tortured free-for-all date may be in jeopardy once more. If not the date, then the paraphernalia of restriction will still be in place. We'll see.
This damnable pox is with us for as far we can cough. So freedom will be threatened by some new variant panic-stations for months-years to come.
We all know it is time to live with it, no matter how scared we are. And the key here is to make sure we live again to the full - before the bastard reaper sucks at the last drop of wine from our lips.
Dying is easy, though it “wouldn’t be my first choice…” We have all lost people. They go missing every night. My brother John has already gone far too soon, along with my Rex ‘brother’ Paul.
A glance at the ordinary non-pox obituary columns is all I need to guess how long I’ve got. There’s no need for that sad face to answer ‘How long have I got Doc...'
I’m at that age, where being neither vulnerable or sick and only ‘old’ by certificate, tells me that my days are numbered. it is now this longing to live a life again before that day - that's the killer.
It is killing our spirit, and when that dies, the rest has no point.
Viruses will come and go - and/or stay. We’ll just have to get on with it.
But there is only one May in any year, and at the risk of being greedy, I don’t want this most precious month, the bringer of bursting new life to the air, the light, hedgerow, wood, stream, meadow and hill, to be my last. Fittingly, it is even cold and grey to match our own down. It dare not be warm and glorious as it was last year when this lockdown business was new and teased ’temporary’.
It brought real hope then, a cruel hope as it turned out. But in its bubbling greens, blossoms pink, and forget-me-not blues, it has brought all of those once again to brighten the grey and lift our hearts. In this, May never fails.
So, our plottings to reopen without fanfare has, during these hollow weeks, been vital to lifting our hearts and spirits once again.
Thus we have a strong opening programme with new titles, a few Oscars, alongside a celebration of our favourite award-free old Favourites.
The new printed programme will be out in full and a listing on-line well before our June opening date (24th).
So you can mark your card before we go on general release in just a few more short/long weeks. (General Release 12th June & ABL 4th June)
For now and as always - “if you have been - thank you for listening”
James Hannaway ... See MoreSee Less
Always listening Mr Hannaway
Lovely. We have all been waiting with hope, for the Rex - the most precious jewel in Berko's crown - to reopen. Cannot wait to sink down in those velvet chairs, with glass in hand and listen to you tell us why we shouldn't have bothered to come and see the film we are about to watch! Be sure, when you open, those polite claps prior to the screening, will now be roaring cheers as we appreciate with new vigour how lucky we are to have the Rex in our town. Counting the days.
The key to all of this is vaccination and boosters yearly for variants. That's what will get us living with it. Thank god for the scientist or we'd all still be locked up
Wonderful words. Can't wait to visit again.
Beautifully written and spot on. Whilst the masks are tedious fact The Rex is opening is something to celebrate - it offers an opportunity to glam up and escape to somewhere sublime. Can’t wait. ❤️❤️❤️
As you rightly say, it's here with us & we just need to try & do what we think is right. There will be days when all you really want to do is shut the door against the outside world & stay in our cocoons But the sun will shine again & we will start to grow in hope of a safer future So yes agree a good decision to postpone reopening Looking forward to returning to the beautiful Rex when the time is right Stay safe Have hope & faith , all will be well if we let it be.
Condolences for your losses James
Lovely & very true words! I've shared many lovely afternoons & evenings at The Rex with family & a few friends. It's absolutely my favourite cinema & I'm so looking forward to another long awaited visit! Thank you! 😊x
Spot on Mr H, as always! xx
Oh James, I feel your emotion and almost sense of pain We’re all getting older! Bob Dylan is 80 on 24th of this month (does that make us feel any better?) and may his wise messages stay relevant forever. So wise to hold fire on Rex reopening, we need to stay safe.
Really looking forward to being back and seeing all our Rex friends again
Can’t wait to be be back at the Rex and James I loved your emotional words xx
Thankyou James 🎬🎥
Will be back
Just 38 more sleeps!
Can't wait x
Looking forward to coming back
The government have paid out £2M to keep the propaganda and scaremongering in the public eye until the end of March 2023, plus councils have employed 'covid marshals' until that date, so they're not planning on returning our 'freedoms' for long........
Exciting to see The Rex featured in the #EmpireBackToCinemas special!
Thank you to @aubrey_writes & @empiremagazine for the interview. This latest copy of Empire Magazine is now available. ... See MoreSee Less
I read Empire month and was so surprised to see this article
The Rex will open once more after 21st June - More than likely we will head for the weekend - so look out for the programme to begin on Thurs 24/Fri 25th: to run on throughout July.
The confirmed date will follow shortly, and the full programme magazine will be out in good time.
The ABL list will be sent out the first few days of June with general release to follow a week later. All dates will be confirmed shortly. This note is just to bring you up to date and pre-warn you in case you are anticipating we might open earlier.
I have chosen post-June 21st so we can open our doors and welcome you in without having to ask you to follow a single rule, recommendation or instruction (fat chance!?)
You are still strongly advised to book in advance as before, but we will open the raffle again with the limited seats we hold back for those who wish to chance the door on the night.
Other than that we hope you will feel free as before (now long ago…) to come in, meet your friends, have a drink, order your cheese plate and take your seats in good time.
As always we will all be on hand to aide the smooth running of taking your seats.
Boris has repeated today (3rd May) that the government will hold to its pledge from January - that Distancing (social & otherwise) will be lifted on 21st June.
But as you know our plentiful distancing has been in place successfully for 17 years (this year!!) and was well established in courtesy, not by orders or fear, however necessary it may have been for this past long 15 months.
Hence our thinking is to let you settle to this tentative freedom again for a few days beforehand, so hopefully more happy to come and enjoy that freedom inside the Rex auditorium once again. We are yet to hear official advice on masks and sanitisers - but there’ll be plenty of soap & water with individual paper towels, as always.
So please, keep an eye on our WebFace in the coming days - for the actual starting date. The programme will then run into a full July.
In the meantime, I thank you for your patience and all the encouragement and well wishes you have given us - even just in the street, over this past empty year.
We look forward to seeing you all again, and as always, to those who have never been before. All are welcome as though we had never closed.
Yours, as always…. James Hannaway ... See MoreSee Less
Great news! The kids are excited to return for some good films across the summer holidays! X
Why not May 17th? Always felt totally safe in the last 13 months when able to visit. Most Odeons are opening. Why not the Rex?
Love this place 😀
Yay! Can't wait.
This is wonderful news + the most positive approach to the stresses. Very best of luck.
Cannot wait!!!!! 🥰
Great news ! Can’t wait. 😎
Thankyou James! 🎥🎬
Cannot wait to enjoy this. Heather - double date night for us once it’s open!!
Can’t wait to come back again!
Daniel Elaine Jill Debbie Matt Sarah Johan
Counting down the days 😍
I have gift vouchers bought fir a Christmas present in Dec 2019 was hoping to use 2020 the date on them is 27/5/21 hoping they will still be valid when you reopen??
the only cinema I have missed going to
Lianne Matthews Don’t forget to book us in 😊
2 months ago
It is with great pleasure we can now reveal that we are once again opening our doors. The plan is to open during the week commencing June 21st, the exact date to follow.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon, in the meantime we’ll be finding the best movies for you to enjoy. Best wishes The Rex team. ... See MoreSee Less
Sonny Carter 🙂
Nicola Vincenti 👯♀️🍿🎥
Hello! If we had gift vouchers which expired due to lockdown - are we able to use them still?
THRILLED. Cannot wait to come back. We are so lucky to have you x
Looking forward, thank you all.
Blessed to have such a beautiful cinema locally 🌺🎥
Yay! Looking forward to it and being back x
Fantastic news! 🌟
We’ve missed coming but looking forward to seeing you soon 🎬
Fantastic news! Can't wait to be back! Read some interesting stuff a little while ago (think it was some studies in Japan) re relative safety of Cinemas/Theatres where people aren't talking, all sitting same direction, high ceilings etc so people should feel comfortable re returning relative to other indoor venues (and appreciate that's a general statement)
Can’t wait. I’ve missed you soooo much. ❤️❤️❤️X
Great news, love it there and will def be back 👍
That’s great news!
I’ve missed my home from home!!!
Good for you and us!
Yessssss!! Janneke Kate