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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 #13 of 73 Activities in Bath
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Owner description: The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo de Reyes and her husband...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Hours:
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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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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 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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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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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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43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

An independent cinema always worth a visit. Good choice of films. Staff very helpful and good snacks.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went here as we were staying in Bath and it was nearer than the Odeon and the same price. A quaint little place, helpful friendly staff and you can book online. Unlike bigger cinemas it is a smaller space and not so deafeningly loud-good stuff!

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South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Always good to support independent cinema and this little gem is well worth a visit. Quite tiny and unsophisticated which adds to its charm.

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