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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
0871 902 5735
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Ranked #7 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Type: Movie Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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Somerset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

love the smallness of it, much nicer than vast multiscreens. much more personal, and often better choice of films

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A small movie palace with character. Gooseberry Tuesdays and Orange Wednesdays

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Title says it all... fabulous choice of films and events and love the ambience whether it be afternoon or evening. One of my favourite places!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I / we have visited the Little Theatre many times over past years, and since the takeover of it by a large group it has improved. It has better seating but is still chaotic around the shop area and is still very warm inside - no sign of air con which it has always badly needed. That said, and assuming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely friendly movie freaks place. Great vibe, nice people. No one is going to be on the phone...chomping crisps... talking or being a pain. This is for cinema fans. Great movies, even see the major releases here. its worth it. My only niggle is they should have even more releases here, the same as London cinemas. but... small is beautiful... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is a little old cinema that shows speciality films, some long forgotten, some of special interest and all valuable and educational. The prices are very low and the experience is unique.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Balcony in screen 1 was a new thing for us - very nice to be in a cinema on a sofa! Helpful volunteers and pleasant atmosphere in a quirky but worldly atmosphere.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Terrific selection of films, intimate atmosphere and a way to see good film and avoid the horrors of the multiplex.

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Bath
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful venue for watching a film. It's like going back in time. Plush seats in an old theatre setting, with modern-day screenings. You can even take advantage of Orange Wednesdays. A nice alternative to the more mainstream Odeon.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We often go to the Little Theatre and enjoy its atmosphere, its friendly staff, the great snack bar and the comfy seats especially up in the little balcony. It gets a bit hot sometimes, but we love going!

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