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Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted

Description: Rex Cinema

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 355493

OS Grid Reference: SP9944907645
OS Grid Coordinates: 499449, 207645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7587, -0.5605

Location: Three Close Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1AY

Locality: Berkhamsted
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP4 1AY

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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