Two-hour wait for cinema tickets ‘like queuing for a pop concert,’ says fan

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SCORES of film fans queued around the block for up to two hours to buy tickets to a town cinema.

Crowds went from The Rex in Three Close Lane to Berkhamsted High Street.

They were waiting for the 10.30am opening of The Rex cinema’s box office on Saturday, which then began selling tickets for its March line-up of films.

They include the Oscar-winning Black Swan, The King’s Speech, The Social Network and The Fighter.

David Gubbay, 63, and wife Audrey, 57, of Bourne End Lane, Berkhamsted, waited for tickets to see The King’s Speech today (02/03) and next Wednesday (09/03).

David, who hasn’t seen it yet, decided to see it twice after people in the queue told him they were queuing to see it a second time.

He said: “It was like queuing for a pop concert.

“The experience of going to The Rex is always a brilliant experience and thoroughly enjoyable.”

There are tickets left for nine of March’s 31 showings at The Rex - but there is a lottery on the night to buy tickets for sold-out films up to 30 minutes before they start.

Rex chief executive James Hannaway said: “The reason we sell out fast is because of how special the place is. We make it special for everyone and we are welcoming here.”