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Little Theatre Cinema

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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
Phone Number: 0871 902 5735
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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The Little Theatre Cinema was built by community theatre pioneer Consuelo...

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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The Little Theatre Cinema bath - small in stature large in Charm

Forget the large cinemas where the staff don't care and you could be anywhere in the world. This place is just what you are after. The staff and great friendly and helpful. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
David M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Forget the large cinemas where the staff don't care and you could be anywhere in the world. This place is just what you are after. The staff and great friendly and helpful. You can take a drink in to the cinema and enjoy a digital involving performance. We watched the The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett, cossetted in... More 

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Thank David M
Maraval, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here to see a film, the theatre is small and the seats are not preallocated so get there early! The sloped floor is not that steep and the seats are directly lined up rather than slightly offset. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank hickmagp
Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Little is a well loved Bath institution with good range of films , a decent house wine and comfortable seats with nice membership package. But oh dear , the website booking process is unreliable , slow and frustrating

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Thank moleBath
Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review

Hello there! We're really glad you enjoyed your trip to The Little in October, and are especially happy that you were pleased with out staff, as they work very hard to make sure customers have a lovely time. With regards to the website, we are aware that there are still problems when trying to use membership online, be it a... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is something of a favourite for people living in and around Bath. A the name suggests, the cinema is small with the two screens playing to relatively small audiences. The seats are comfortable and the sound quality is good. Generally, there is a good view but there might be some restriction if you get some tall people in front... More 

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Thank PixAl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Quaint little place. Nice range of movie snacks for more affordable prices than you'll find at a more mainstream theatre. Very cosy and good range of movies. Will be returning.

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Thank Minnie M
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

There are only a handful of cinemas where you can be sure of getting good movies. One is the Watershed in Bristol and the other one is this theatre here in Bath. There is one very small box office, one very small servery that offers sweets, coffee and tea, and some drink drinks. There are two screens. We went to... More 

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Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Little Theatre C, Projectionist/Duty Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review

Hi Brian. Thanks for a lovely review. I was the projectionist for the show you came to. Just want to say that the lack of BBFC cert wasn’t an error on our part – I was also ushering that show in, and because it was so whoppingly busy, I wanted to make sure everyone was in and comfy. There was... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I really like going to this cinema but sometimes the booking experience through PIcturehouse is frustrating. It is quite hard to phone the Little directly which I would sometimes like to do!

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Thank Pamela J
Chelmsford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A great little independent cinema in the city centre (close to the Thermae spa) - it offers unreserved seating on Sundays, and as its quite small you need to get in early to ensure you can all sit together. A great little cinema, makes a change from the large corporates

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Thank Shrimpergarry
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I love this independent cinema even better now with the new seats. Great choices largely keeping clear of blockbusters. 2 screens, book on line or just turn up. Really worth a visit and great to go with friends or sole viewing. Good choice of snacks and so much nicer than a multiplex.

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Thank Fizzy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quirky little cinema, makes a change from the types of 'vue' and 'odeon', very old-fashioned feel, comfy seats, went to see Mr Holmes here recently and loved it. Quite good prices (especially with the Bath Rewards card or Student discount if you're a student)

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