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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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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
Description: 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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Great little independent cinema

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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London
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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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Oxfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tiny two-screen cinema right next to the thermal baths. We were in screen 2. Interesting films, high quality digital projection and comfortable chairs, but expensive, cold, and no good bar or comfortable waiting areas. Showing its age and in need of a little refurbishment.

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

Hello there Xylocopa, Thank you so much for your review of The Little Theatre Cinema. As you may know, we are a very old building, having served as a cinema for almost 80 years! As we are 'little', you may have noticed quite a lot of our facilities are 'little', including our 'little' kiosk. Believe it or not, it used... More 

Galway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Made a random decision to go to the "cinema" yesterday evening in Bath as the rain was unrelenting for the whole day. It was a question of finding something to do so we could relax our weary feet after a long day of sightseeing without going back to our accommodation - the discerning traveller knows what I mean. We looked... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Bath with a friend we found ourselves at 5pm thinking we might like to catch a film before dinner. This is a great cinema with current films. Great staff. Mulled wine was a real treat. Great seating too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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