Virtual Tour - Rex Cinema

One of these redevelopments saw the Rex Cinema on Farnborough Road make way for developments as part of the Kingsmead shopping centre development. Built in 1937 the cinema survived into the 1970s before a decline in audiences saw to its eventual demise shortly after images 1 and 2 were taken. Today the former site of the Rex Cinema is just south of the Total station on Farnborough Road on the right hand side of image 3.

Click to view the programme from the opening of the Rex Cinema in 1937 signed by the star and director of the first film, Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale.

Where to now? Running North and South is the busy Farnborough Road. Close by is the Tumbledown Dick, the Clockhouse, Victoria Road and the former site of Brands Removals store, with the former site of Pinehurst Corner and Oak Road nearby to the South. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Click on an image to see how the site of the Rex Cinema has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. 1975 2. 1975 3. 2007 4. 2007
5. 2008

Click on an image to begin the tour.

Images and thumbnails 1-2 are reproduced courtesy of John Airs.





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