About the Old Cinema Launderette …

Fabulous retro launderette and coffee shop located in the old Rex Cinema on Marshall Terrace in Gilesgate Moor, Durham City

View our beautiful Launderette!

Our Heritage

The tiny Crescent Cinema of Gilesgate Moor, Durham was opened in 1928 with a capacity of 320 seats. In 1941 it changed its name to the Rex under new management. It closed in January 1958 and the last film to grace the screen was the action packed movie Eagle Squadron. The retro-chic of the Launderette will showcase the cinematic history of the Rex alongside a hand picked selection of vintage washing-related advertising.

We Love your Laundry!

We always do our best to meet the demands of all of our customers, whatever they may be, so if you have any ideas or suggestions for us please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Indeed if you remember the old Rex, we want to hear your stories. We want to try and bring the Rex back to life in Gilesgate. It was a big part of the history of the area, and we hope we can be too!