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Mary Casserley

The Rex Berkhamsted Original Painting

Regular price £2,915.00 GBP
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The Rex Berkhamsted 1938

The iconic Rex. The jewel of our town. Built in 1938 on the site of an Elizabethan Manor house (that didn't go down well with the locals I bet!) The architect was David Nye whose vision of an Art Deco Ship like decor was restored in the 1990's/eartly 2000's after years of neglect/slicing up to accomodate two screens/ Bingo etc. Come and marvel at the interior gilded art-deco proscenium arch, the plush red swivel armchairs, monogrammed carpet and shell-lights

Note the original exterior projection box, accessed by a ladder. I have added the loyal projectionist Alan Rees attempting the climb with the film cannister under his arm. Imaging doing that in the rain or snow.

The restoration sadly meant losing the original entrance-shown here on the opening day. I have added in my grandparents who were very keen film fans, They kept a log of all the flms they saw. I spent many happy Saturday mornings here as a child with my siblings watching Star Wars, Bambi, The Rescuers etc Look closely and you may see James Hannaway in a striped blazer- the visionary behind the restoration.

I now offer the original artwork for sale direct from my studio in Tring, Herts. The originals are hand-painted painted using water-based Winsor & Newton professional gouache paint on Arboreta E.S. white drawing cartridge paper 160g/m2


This is A3 and is offered mounted but unframed. Signed and titled in pencil by me.


Free recorded and insured UK delivery for piece of mind. Collection from Tring also available