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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, 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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Old Charm Cinema?

On our recent visit to Bath we were delighted to find this lovely cinema, we watched a movie in screen1, I agree with other visitors the seats are very comfortable, and plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to Bath we were delighted to find this lovely cinema, we watched a movie in screen1, I agree with other visitors the seats are very comfortable, and plenty of leg room. "The Little Theatre" was built in 1934-35 by the De Reyes family, in 1978 it was refurbished and a second screen added. Would love to... More 

Thank Ann281
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a friend to see an afternoon screening. The tickets are good prices but the food seems pricy (but you don't mind as it's supporting your local business). The seats were really comfy but we sat in the balcony and couldn't really see over the annoying glass, I had to pile up all the cushions to see... More 

Thank Charley H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to watch Akira which I was very excited about, a huge continuous offering of Unorthodox showings is why I love this place. However 4 stars because popcorn and snacks are ridiculously expensive. Top tip take your own. Also we had a monstrous female sat next to us who wouldn't stop eating and making the whole row of seats... More 

Thank Chris W
Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I visit this cinema when ever I can, utilising the very comfortable seating on the balcony, settees are the order of the day. on the ground floor it is a normal cinema, but the balcony, for a little extra cost, is highly recommended. There is a second screen on the floor above, the seating is normal cinema, but very comfortable.... More 

Thank Sidawat
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Coming from Southern California (think Hollywood and all that) with its huge 26-plex theatre chains, this is an amazing breath of a fresh experience. It's intimate and fits Bath perfectly. With just two screens and intimate seating, they show mainstream, art films, and special one-showing films. They have special programs, too, such as: Vintage Sundays (great for the young ones),... More 

Thank Ben S
North Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We just went to a Kid's Club event at the Little Theatre to see Fantastic Mr. Fox and absolutely loved it! Perfect for a rainy day in Bath with three kids. The seats were comfy, and the the theater has such a cozy vintage vibe. Our ticket not only included the movie, but the children got to do crafts before... More 

Thank stewardfam
Plymouth, Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

But agree with the previous reviewers. Excellent establishment. Shame about the movie! Bath residents get a very healthy discount on Mondays...

Thank plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Have been eying this theatre off from Trip Advisor reviews for quite some time We saw the latest Bourne Identity movie there and it was fab. Very happy we did this

Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Great cinema to find in the centre of Bath and they was only showing Jason Bourne. Very comfortable seats. Plenty of leg room (im 6 2") staff are chilled.

Thank CarolineJamie76
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

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...

Thank Roger D

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