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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 73 Activities in Bath
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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, Amusement
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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Bath, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have a soft spot for The Little Theatre – I am a real cinephile and any cinema that enables me to see non-mainstream and art house films has to have a special place in my heart. The Little Theatre is a proper old cinema with a balcony (comfy seats at a slight premium) and two screens. The screens aren’t... More 

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tdb2009
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I like the idea of this little cinema. It is very quaint. It just didn't compare to the superior seating and screens that you get in the main cinema around the corner. If you don't like the more modern cinemas you might prefer it though.

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Finedon, Northamptonshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Comfy seats - nice wine to drink while watching the show - a real quirky place tucked away in Central Bath

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Liked its size and convenience. Did not like the queuing and the smell in the rooms. Great place though!

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