Cinema Rex is CONvergence’s official film room; a place to relax, be comfortable, eat snacks, and watch great films. Filled with couches and easy chairs, along with free concessions and a big screen with a great sound system, you’ll see classics, films that are great to see with a crowd or on the big screen, and selections from past years’ suggestion boxes.
The Cinema Rex Story
Why the name “Cinema Rex”? Rex is a longtime convention-going inflatable T-Rex dinosaur and the personal mascot of the people running the movie room. He has been a regular participant in convention masquerades, and has judged the CONvergence Masquerade several times.
Who wants to sit through a movie one of those hard hotel chairs? The good news is, you don’t have to: Rex has brought in a truckload (literally) of comfy couches, chairs, and love seats so you can really relax and watch the film.
What’s a movie without snacks? Candy and fresh popped popcorn adorn the Rex concession stand. You won’t have to trudge all the way to the Consuite to get a beverage; we have our own soda machine. And did we mention cookies? Best yet, it’s all free!
One of the reasons to come to Cinema Rex is our tech set up. We seek the highest quality prints of DVDs available to ensure sharp images projected onto a 10-foot screen, and we have full surround sound with professional speakers. Of course all widescreen films are shown in letterbox format.