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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
0871 902 5735
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Ranked #8 of 93 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Comfortable double seats on one side of the isle, temperature usually pleasant, refreshments available, very satisfying experience.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This is a bijou cinema showing many recent releases and seasons of older films. Great rates for entry and if you are retired a chap way of visiting the cinema. But beware it is a small venue and you might have to book. Turn up without a ticket you probably won't get in.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

small, compact, all seats are good. Often shows the less mainstream films and has a members reduced offer most weeks.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We love the more intimate and friendly atmosphere at The Little compared to the mega cinemas of today! Comfortable seats, no mobiles flashing on and off... Long may it continue!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love the Little -and the the arty, foreign, forgotten, obscure, classic films it brings to the attention of its discerning clientele. Comfy seats, interesting snacks and drinks, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff make seeing a film here a pleasure.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I enjoy going to the smaller theaters. This was a nice way to relax at the end of a busy day.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After almost 20 years in Bath I recently found myself visiting the Little Theatre. I will be sure to return a little sooner! The first thing you notice is a friendly welcome from individuals that clearly have a passion for their industry. They're keen to talk about the cinema, films and events that they have throughout the week, great for... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A very good friend of mine got married here and it was an incredible venue... intimate, beautiful and just lovely.

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Somerset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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

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