Rex Cinema

Magrath Avenue,
Cambridge, CB4

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Rex Cinema Cambridge

This Rendezvous Cinema opened on 26th November 1932, replacing an earlier roller skating rink/Rendezvous Cinema and ballroom (1919) which had burnt down in 1931. It opened with 913 seats but was enlarged in October 1935 rising to 1,100 seats with a café and ballroom attached and the cinema was equipped with a Compton 2 Manual 5 Ranks organ. It had a 32 feet wide proscenium and was equipped with a RCA sound system. By 1934 it was operated by Lou Morris and he vacated the building in 1936. The name Rex Cinema was used from 1937. Films ceased in 1967 and the Rex Cinema became a bingo club.

However films were reintroduced between 1970-72. After closure demolition came in 1979 and the site became a car park.

Contributed by Martin Tapsell
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