The long awaited reopening of the Rex Cinema is almost here.
The historic cinema first opened in 1936 with a showing of Errol Flynn in “Captain Blood” but closed on 8th June 1995 with the final film being “An Awfully Big Adventure".
The cinema site traded as retail premises from 1995 until the closure of furniture retailer "Multiyork" in December 2017 and led to an outcry from the people of Wilmslow to reinstate the cinema.
The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan that was intiated by Wilmslow Town Council sought public opinion as to what the people of Wilmslow most wanted to see in their town in the future and it soon became apparent that arts space was a priority and the return of the Rex Building to provide cinema being a critical part of this.
The Town Council were delighted when the Mundin family, who currently operate three other cinemas expressed an interest and 12 months after the closure of Multiyork the cinema is due to open.
The opening date of 21 December 2018 will prove a welcome boost to the Town Centre and the existing businesses in the vacinity. The Town Council provided a grant of £21,219 towards the introduction of a disability lift so that all residents would get the opportunity to utilise this important community hub right in the middle of the town.
The Town Council wishes the new Rex Cinema well.
More details are available here