Rex Cinema

15 North Street,
Bristol, BS3 1BF

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Biffaskin
Biffaskin on March 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

Last film show date was 16/08/1980.

Conti
Conti on December 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

This cinema was known as The ABC Bedminster for years and I remember seeing dozens of movies through the seventies there – from Kelly’s Heroes to Grease . Became a little run down , like the area it supported . Sadly it went the way of many large suburban cinemas , poor film choices , poor facilities , insecure car park did not help . Will remember forever the many years of going to the ABC Minors shows on a Saturday morning. More recently it was a run down bingo hall and closed to become yet more flats.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 1, 2012 at 5:05 am

A photo of the Rex Cinema’s entrance c. 1961 can be seen here.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on February 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My late American stepfather was stationed in Bristol with the U.S. Navy during WW2 and wanted to remain there after the war but was refused permission to stay. He was, like me, a movie fan and told me that he went to the local cinemas when time allowed.

nxylas
nxylas on February 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

As late as 1980? That surprises me. I was born in 1967 and grew up in Bristol, so I remember a lot of now-defunct cinemas that were open in the ‘70s, such as the Gaiety, the Gaumont and the Concorde. But I don’t remember the Rex.