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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
+44 871 902 5735
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A Special and Nostalgic Cinema Experience

I saw The Hobbit in December 2012 in this preserved little gem of a cinema. Small, intimate and a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2013
Sabrina074
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Frankfurt, Germany
Hidden Gem

This is a cinema for people who love film. The Little always has a brilliant selection and show a... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2013
OriginalNathan
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Bath, 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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“art films” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I saw The Hobbit in December 2012 in this preserved little gem of a cinema. Small, intimate and a step back in time to what seeing a film used to be like !

1  Thank Sabrina074
Reviewed 20 January 2013

This is a cinema for people who love film. The Little always has a brilliant selection and show a wide variety of screenings, its the place to be for World cinema fans. There is a superior offering of snacks at The Little including Marshfield ice...More

1  Thank OriginalNathan
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Been here a few times and I've always enjoyed myself- and not just because of the movie. I love this cinema as it is so quaint and friendly, you cannot beat its' atmosphere. Does not compare to any cinema chain!

2  Thank Kate E
Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

A cinema that isn't just a front for rip-off popcorn pushing - how refreshing. Plus all the trimmings - friendly intelligent staff and a good selection of both mainstream and independent film. Love it,

2  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Excellent seating. They show films you dont always see at the multiplexs. My husband and I have been members for the last three years, we get free tickets and reduced prices for films so is very worth while. A lovely cinema in the heart of...More

1  Thank AngelaM007
Reviewed 3 December 2012

It is - as the title suggests - small and intimate. We went there at 9 am to see a (very funny) Italian movie. Just the spot if you are fed up with the usual pap.

Thank Drayton36
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We visited this to see a brilliant independent film that just wasn't on anywhere else. It was very emotional to watch and being able to do so in the Little Theatre just added to the emotion of it all. The venue is brilliant if you...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Have been a member here for some years. Has 2-3 independent and/or foreign language films per week with regular previews. It also takes feeds from the New York Met. The National and Covent Garden Theatres. Two screens; excellent and oh so helpful staff. We consider...More

1  Thank IgnatiusJBath
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Its a lovely place. You can sit on a sofa and watch a movie. Not to be missed if you visit Bath.

2  Thank Rick P
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