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Little Theatre Cinema

Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
Phone Number: 0871 902 5735
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Ranked #11 of 72 Activities in Bath
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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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.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Little Theatre is a bit like Marmite, we are becoming fans. It's got a nice ambiance. We like to choose a range of genres as well as mainstream and blockbusters, they offer these. Often for short periods and happily also often just after they have stopped being shown in the larger chain, so it's a 2nd chance to catch some.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I adore this little cinema tucked away down a narrow street just beyond the Roman Baths. The staff is composed of youthful, eclectic personalities, but the cinema-goers come in all shapes, sizes, ages and tastes. The films are handpicked with care -- this is an opportunity to see work you won't see elsewhere ... at least not for some time.... More

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Uk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely little cinema part of the picture house group quirky small and very relaxed very comfortable seating

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I would not normally go to a cinema when on holiday but couldn't resist this due to the excellent reviews - it lived up to it! Staff were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. The building was unique and the little theatre was so much more intimate and relaxed than the giant corporations! Being able to drink wine whilst watching the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the delights of Bath that shows high quality films as they are released in great comfort. Also relays of operas and National Theatre productions and this summer the Monty Python reunion, live from London's O2. Open to all but membership brings three free tickets a year. We are going there this week to see Mr Turner. One of... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So, so much more enjoyable here than in amongst the obesity induction crowd down the road where incessant fidgeting and conversation is only interrupted by swilling cola and troughing into pocorn mountains. We watch films here in silence and comfort - not a lot to ask, but bliss when encountered. Perfect for the Victor Meldrews amongst us.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is just such a wonderful venue to see a film. Always a good choice too. Sensible screening times throughout the day. can't wait for my big birthday and then I can join my husband for the Silver Screen showings at cut price on a Tuesday.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Part of the Picturehouse group of cinemas, the "Little Theatre" offers a wide selection of 'art house', foreign and 'challenging' films. This is a friendly, neighbourhood 'secret' venue. Bath would be bereft without this cinema.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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