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Rex Cinema

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7587 / 51°45'31"N

Longitude: -0.5605 / 0°33'37"W

OS Eastings: 499449

OS Northings: 207645

OS Grid: SP994076

Mapcode National: GBR F55.P3Y

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.72J4

Entry Name: Rex Cinema

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Parish: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Listing Date: 26 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355493

Source ID: 1078110

Listing Text


1.
839 HIGH STREET
SP 9907 NW 1/78
Rex Cinema
II GV


2.
Cinema, 1938. Architect David E Nye. Brick with faience and painted reconstructed
stone(?) to front facade. 1 to 2 storeys. Bowed facade with 7-light window between
vertical piers, and projecting canopy above entrance (now enclosed within late C20
facia). Late C20 replacement doors. Return to left with cantilevered projection
room to first floor. Good surviving interiors. Main auditorium now partitioned, but
decoration survives. Rich Art Deco proscenium arch with fibrous plaster decorations;
horizontal wave motifs in plaster to walls punctuated with plaster shell decoration;
circular light fittings to circle roof. Former restaurant area to rear of stalls
with four fluted columns with fluted light fittings in place of capitals, and much
fibrous plaster floral decoration. Double height entrance hall with grand staircase
and original mirrors.


Listing NGR: SP9944907645

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