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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
+44 871 902 5735
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Everything a cinema should be

Everything a cinema should be. I find multiplexes to be sterile, and not an enjoyable way to watch... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlie G
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Bath, United Kingdom
Dunkirk

I had no plans to see this film but seeing this fabulous little place forced my hand! This kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kumquat7Kumquat7
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
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1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything a cinema should be. I find multiplexes to be sterile, and not an enjoyable way to watch films, but going to the little feels like an experience in itself. Friendly, great atmosphere and loads of character. They also show all of the best films...More

Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no plans to see this film but seeing this fabulous little place forced my hand! This kind of place is just my thing; independent, quirky and dated. Lovely snacks and drinks. Just a fun place you should be supporting

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son recently got married at this venue and it could not have been a better organised or enjoyable event. Everything seemed to be well organised, the staff were wonderful with nothing too much trouble and the whole event was an enjoyable experience. It was...More

Thank MartinHP71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Little Theatre is a couple of minutes walk from the Roman Baths and is a quirky independent cinema showing both latest blockbusters and a selection of independent and arthouse films. The cinema has 2 screens off it's small foyer and the seats are comfy,...More

Thank JoshuaWDG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to see a film online . Upon arrival at the Cinema it was hidden off the Main Street. The seating are two seater couches. They were really comfy and had a home from home feel . Loved it

Thank Rita J
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Does what it claims. A cute little theatre showing non-mainstream movies. Friendly and welcoming, the staff are as charming as the venue - it's like going around a friends house for drinks and a movie.

Thank nick e
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Thank GoodService4me
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...More

Thank plm24
Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...More

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

Thank ndb1989
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)....More

Thank ibuy4sb
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