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“Step back in time ”

Little Theatre Cinema
Ranked #2 of 15 Fun & Games in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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
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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 so it's wise to think ahead. Step stairs, our show was 2 floors up, not sure if there is a lift. Seats large and comfortable and not a bad seat in the house. Concession stand on the first floor with a nice assortment. I was happy to spend a night there.

Thank ibuy4sb
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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!

Thank Tamsyn H
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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 show artsy films too. There's always something to watch.
It's also cheaper and nicer than the other cinemas in bath which is a bonus!!

Thank IestynGeorge
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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.

Thank clarecharliecat
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