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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
+44 871 902 5735
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1930s independent cinema

The Little Theatre is a couple of minutes walk from the Roman Baths and is a quirky independent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JoshuaWDG
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Quirky little cinema hidden gem

Booked to see a film online . Upon arrival at the Cinema it was hidden off the Main Street. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rita J
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Chester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Little Theatre is a couple of minutes walk from the Roman Baths and is a quirky independent cinema showing both latest blockbusters and a selection of independent and arthouse films. The cinema has 2 screens off it's small foyer and the seats are comfy,...More

Thank JoshuaWDG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked to see a film online . Upon arrival at the Cinema it was hidden off the Main Street. The seating are two seater couches. They were really comfy and had a home from home feel . Loved it

Thank Rita J
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Does what it claims. A cute little theatre showing non-mainstream movies. Friendly and welcoming, the staff are as charming as the venue - it's like going around a friends house for drinks and a movie.

Thank nick e
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Living in Bath through the week I go at least and often three times a week. They show the best arts films around and tend to avoid most mainstream things. Great building and nice staff who love film. If you are in Bath and like...More

Thank GoodService4me
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I try to support local where and when I can. The Little is the only independent cinema left in Bath and for this reason deserves support. It hosts a good range of movies, independent film, documentary and classics (classic disneys on a Sunday, that sort...More

Thank plm24
Little Theatre C, Marketing Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Hello there, Thank you so much for your feedback of The Little. As you may know, we are an 80year old building and so although we try to tier the seating as much as we can, there's only so much we can do, especially being...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to a cinema like this in years. Lovely place very comfy seats (better than modern cinemas) and a decent size screen! Film choice obviously reduced given size of the venue but good for a different cinematic experience! Nice day out good bar/snacks

Thank ndb1989
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise, a little gem tucked away. We were staying around the corner at The Gainsborough and came upon this. It was the perfect way to spend a winter night since most things seem to close early in Bath (maybe because it's winter)....More

Thank ibuy4sb
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

The last few times I've been here with a friend but I have also gone on many occasions solo. I love the feel of the place, the personal touches and the way the staff value you. Not like other big chain cinemas. Film selection is...More

Thank Tamsyn H
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The little theatre is a fantastic cinema. The venue itself is in a lovely old building which is always nice as it's almost like stepping back in time. The cinema also chose to show both new films such as those shown at the likes of...More

Thank IestynGeorge
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I went to see LaLa Land on early release in the downstairs theatre. The sound system was good and there was a clear view of the screen. The chairs are comfy and there is much more leg room than in many of the modern cinemas....More

Thank clarecharliecat
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