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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SF, England
Phone Number: 0871 902 5735
10:00 am - 10:00 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

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 experience, in old-style cinema

Worth the trouble to just visit the cinema regardless of the movie. Quaint might be the word. But a it also offers an ever changing program of movies, some mainstream, some not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Roger D
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the trouble to just visit the cinema regardless of the movie. Quaint might be the word. But a it also offers an ever changing program of movies, some mainstream, some not. Stay centrally and walk to the movies, not many places you can do that...

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We found this earlier in the day on our free walking tour of the city and thought what a great idea to see a latest film here. This is an "old school" type movie house that is about 80 years old but has now been divided up into 3 (I think) small movie rooms that house somewhere between 50 -... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

After hearing about this theatre but not finding it on various trips ambling around Bath, we came upon it by chance and what a jolly good find. Two small theatres, nice choice of snacks and drinks, the BEST cinema seats I have ever sat in, the right temperature inside, good sound, great staff...... On reading their programme I see that... More 

Thank Cattracey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Hidden away near a Debenhams is a sweet cinema. They have two little screens and lovely chairs. Bring the candy from Tesco as it is cheaper.

Thank Fran J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We went here to watch Eye in the Sky. It was a cheap night with the Bath Rewards card (2 for 1 on Monday nights). The seats were comfortable (provide head support) and have a good range of snacks and drinks available. It was also in quite a central location so we walked to and back from our accommodation. The... More 

Thank LesAndJuls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This cinema is definitely worth a visit if you want a change from a multiplex. Offers a mix of current and classic films which you can watch from a comfy seat with a local beer in hand! Lots of charm and run by staff who really seem to care. Wish I had one near me back home!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is such a cool cinema! I would definitely have a membership here if I lived in Bath. It's the perfect place to watch foreign and indie films.

Thank Victoryrose33
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Comfortable seats, good choice of movies, civilised kiosk with posh pop corn, coffee, ice creams and alcohol to take in all with 10% off if you are a member. Treat yourself to a sofa on the balcony and enjoy the experience, small and intimate as well.

Thank Jude602
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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 

Thank David M
Maraval, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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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