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“Brilliant!!”

Little Theatre Cinema
Ranked #2 of 13 Fun & Games in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant!!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We love this place! it is so small and cosy. you can have a glass of wine too while you watch the film. it has a real eclectic mix of films and not necessarily what you hoped or expected to see but it means you can watch a film you may not have ever dreamed of weeing but glad you did! Well worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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Warwickshire UK
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small theatre with a homely feel”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Certainly a friendlier alternative to a multiplex. Felt like we'd joined a film society. Good screen and sound.

Visited October 2013
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London
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“Half the price of London”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

A great stop-off on a rainy afternoon in Bath. Friendly staff and less than £13 (including one student card) for two tickets - at least half the price of what we have to pay where I live. Comfy seats and the volume was good, too - I didn't come out feeling I'd been deafened. Well done, Little Theatre.

Visited October 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Theatre”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

It was my first visit to this super theatre. We had seats in the balcony, which were a two seated settee. There were books to read while waiting for the film to start and you can accompany this with a drink from their small bar. It really did feel like you were sitting in your own lounge apart from the couple in the next seat talking!

I will most certainly visit again.

Visited October 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the perfect place to watch a film, especially during the day. The staff are lovely, and are very knowledgeable about cinema.

Haile Selassie used to watch newsreels here during WWII, so there's a lot of history in this little building.

It's just been taken over, so I hope it manages to maintain its traditional approach to film. Basically, it shows all the films that the nearby Odeon wouldn't dare. Plus a few mainstream recent releases you may have missed. So, perfect if your tastes are broader than the standard Hollywood fare.

Make sure you carefully look at the times/screenings, but some films are shown at Komedia, up the road - which was the old Beau Nash cinema. This is fine, and they have a lovely cafe. You can sit upstairs, or they've just started letting you sit on bean-bags downstairs, which is cool. So, don't be put off.

I'm also a member, so a bit biased!

Visited October 2013
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