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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, 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Title says it all... fabulous choice of films and events and love the ambience whether it be afternoon or evening. One of my favourite places!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I / we have visited the Little Theatre many times over past years, and since the takeover of it by a large group it has improved. It has better seating but is still chaotic around the shop area and is still very warm inside - no sign of air con which it has always badly needed. That said, and assuming... More

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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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