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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
0871 902 5735
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Ranked #6 of 91 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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Bristol
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The building is sweet and authentic, modestly standing alongside the impressive almshouses of St John's Hospital dating back to 1174. Inside, the foyer is just lovely and harks back to a byegone era when the silver screen was the only sophisticated entertainment on offer. A great programme of films come and go regularly, up to date and trendy as well... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a lovely little quaint cinema in the heart of Bath. We had booked to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes during our recent visit to Bath (great film by the way). The screen size and audio quality was excellent for the size of the cinema. The only negatives were that it was quite difficult to find... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Okay, so it's not really an independent cinema anymore - being part of the Picturehouse group and I believe ultimately owned by Cineworld - but the arthouse feel is definitely maintained, and the Little remains a vital part of Bath's cultural offering, counter-balancing the shiny new Odeon Multiplex across the road. Between the two establishments, the city is pretty well... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was excellent! So intimate, my sister hired it exclusively for her wedding ceremony, great details, staff were fantastic & literally rolled out the red carpet for her & her guests!

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