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Little Theatre Cinema

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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
Phone Number: 0871 902 5735
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo...
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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Made a random decision to go to the "cinema" yesterday evening in Bath as the rain was unrelenting for the whole day. It was a question of finding something to do so we could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Oxfordshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tiny two-screen cinema right next to the thermal baths. We were in screen 2. Interesting films, high quality digital projection and comfortable chairs, but expensive, cold, and no good bar or comfortable waiting areas. Showing its age and in need of a little refurbishment.

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Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review

Hello there Xylocopa, Thank you so much for your review of The Little Theatre Cinema. As you may know, we are a very old building, having served as a cinema for almost 80 years! As we are 'little', you may have noticed quite a lot of our facilities are 'little', including our 'little' kiosk. Believe it or not, it used... More 

Galway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Made a random decision to go to the "cinema" yesterday evening in Bath as the rain was unrelenting for the whole day. It was a question of finding something to do so we could relax our weary feet after a long day of sightseeing without going back to our accommodation - the discerning traveller knows what I mean. We looked... More 

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Bristol
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Bath with a friend we found ourselves at 5pm thinking we might like to catch a film before dinner. This is a great cinema with current films. Great staff. Mulled wine was a real treat. Great seating too.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Fantastic cinema, we go there all the time. They show great indie films that aren't always shown at the larger cinemas. Lovely vibe, as the majority of people who go there really love film. We have a membership which is well worth getting as you get 3 free tickets and discount off of food and drink, you also get little... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I love this cinema, it shows the films that you can't see at the bigger cinemas and it's the perfect place to go alone or with friends. I would recommend it to any film lovers, it has a great atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Come down from London for the weekend just before Christmas and decided to go see the new Hobbit. Fantastic, comfy, cosy cinema (just what we like), great price and uncompromising with picture and sound. Had homemade mulled wine - which was a touch. Fully recommend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

An extremely comfortable and luxurious little cinema with good sound that is not too loud. One small point the tickets show the seat reservations a GA this actually mean general admission not a particular seat. PDC

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Bath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had not visited for a few years so were pleased to return & support this Bath institution. We were disappointingly directed to the other venue a few minutes away rather than go to the main cinema. After a long wait & a delay they announced there was an equipment failure. This was after several reassurances all would be ok.... More 

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Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you very much for writing a review about The Little and that you had a good experience overall. We are saddened, however, that you had a bad experience with our staff as we as we pride ourselves in having polite, friendly and helpful staff members. Technical issues do happen and am sure the staff on duty were... More 

Bath, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Fantastic cinema to watch National Theatre live recordings, the small size helps you think you are really at the theatre. Friendly, with a great range of drinks and snacks. Better than the big screen cinemas, this is a picture house with a heart.

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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was such a civilised way to see a film - you can buy a glass of wine as you go in and the seats were so comfortable I was worried I would fall asleep and miss the film!! I can't wait to return to this cinema.

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