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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Restored old theatre to a cinema, but looks like to could still be used as a theatre or conference centre. The art deco style and refurbished seating, the sweet kiosk that serves, wine, beer, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks plus popcorn - but on a smaller scale all added to the charm of this independent cinema - although I enjoy... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very small cinema but very quaint and interesting, it's like a step back in time but very clean,staff very helpful.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Despite having an Odeon Cinema in the city, we consider this as our local cinema and if they aren't showing a film, then it's clearly not worth seeing! We've seen many films at this cinema and can't fault it. It's more of an experience that just going to see a film. They have vintage Sunday movies which we've seen often... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Small and intimate. Comfortable seats and good value. Interesting choice of non mainstream films. Staff really helpful and a scheme to be a member is available - will get you discounts on future tickets. I should have joined as they have 3 cinemas in London too. A much more grown up way of going to the cinema rather than the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Brilliant ambience. One of the must visit places if you like old and classic places. Squeaky wooden steps, comfy chairs and bar serving wine only adds to the charm of this place.

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Crowhurst
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A good alternative for a civil ceremony, especially for those who can create and play their own film... Comfortable, and niche.

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Keynsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good films, reasonable seats, great atmosphere, tasty snacks. Tickets are more affordable than elsewhere...

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