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Little Theatre Cinema

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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
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+44 871 902 5735
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 13:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo...

The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo de Reyes and her husband in 1935. It initially functioned as a news theatre open from midday and showing hourly programmes of documentaries and newsreels. Feature films were first shown in 1939, the first two being "Peg of Old Drury" starring Anna Neagle followed by "Oh Mr Porter" starring Will Hay. The cinema thrived on local support throughout the years as other Bath cinema venues closed and in 1979 the former scenery store and lounge area were converted into a second screen. In spite of many refurbishments to keep the cinema up-to-date with digital sound and the latest projection technology, and a renewal of the seats to give the very best comfort levels, The Little Theatre has retained the charm and welcoming warmth of a 1930's cinema, including a luxury balcony with sofas in the main auditorium.

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Cinema Like No Other

Living in Bath through the week I go at least and often three times a week. They show the best arts films around and tend to avoid most mainstream things. Great building and nice... read more

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27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Living in Bath through the week I go at least and often three times a week. They show the best arts films around and tend to avoid most mainstream things. Great building and nice staff who love film. If you are in Bath and like a good film, make sure that you drop in. Thank you Little Cinema and team... More 

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United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I try to support local where and when I can. The Little is the only independent cinema left in Bath and for this reason deserves support. It hosts a good range of movies, independent film, documentary and classics (classic disneys on a Sunday, that sort of thing). The seating however is all at one level so be aware that if... More 

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Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for your feedback of The Little. As you may know, we are an 80year old building and so although we try to tier the seating as much as we can, there's only so much we can do, especially being such a small building (and listed). We do offer booster seats for those who need... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to a cinema like this in years. Lovely place very comfy seats (better than modern cinemas) and a decent size screen! Film choice obviously reduced given size of the venue but good for a different cinematic experience! Nice day out good bar/snacks

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Hauppauge, New York
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise, a little gem tucked away. We were staying around the corner at The Gainsborough and came upon this. It was the perfect way to spend a winter night since most things seem to close early in Bath (maybe because it's winter). Purchased tickets online, very convenient. I got the feeling shows fill up and sell out... More 

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Thank ibuy4sb
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The last few times I've been here with a friend but I have also gone on many occasions solo. I love the feel of the place, the personal touches and the way the staff value you. Not like other big chain cinemas. Film selection is always good and you can't beat the sofas on the balcony!

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Thank Tamsyn H
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The little theatre is a fantastic cinema. The venue itself is in a lovely old building which is always nice as it's almost like stepping back in time. The cinema also chose to show both new films such as those shown at the likes of odeon or vue however they also play old films, have film and event nights, and... More 

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Thank IestynGeorge
Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I went to see LaLa Land on early release in the downstairs theatre. The sound system was good and there was a clear view of the screen. The chairs are comfy and there is much more leg room than in many of the modern cinemas. Staff were all friendly and helpful and the pop corn was delicious.

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Thank clarecharliecat
Worcester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hi we called in to this cinema as we love this type , the staff that help us are the best we have come across we were looked after brilliantly . These small cinema need are surpport, so please if you can make a visit thank you

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Thank Richard U
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Great way to spend an evening would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Kirsty S
Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went to see I Daniel Blake whilst in Bath. This as the name suggests is a nice small cinema, As it neared the start of the film couples were split due to the number of seats available. Felt this could be helped by seat re-arrangement as the rows to the left and right consisted of 5 seats each. Felt if... More 

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