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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
+44 871 902 5735
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Excellent film, very bad front of house experience

The Little used to be such a special place, all the staff knowleageable and friendly. I've been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BoxTraveller
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Bath, United Kingdom
Great selection of films!

One of things I love about the Little Cinema in Bath is the variety of films shown. With only 2... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Sarah H
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little used to be such a special place, all the staff knowleageable and friendly. I've been going there for nearly thirty years, I don't know who employed the FOH (front of house) individual I met last night, but I'll happily go to the Odeon...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

One of things I love about the Little Cinema in Bath is the variety of films shown. With only 2 screens there's always a smaller selection than a larger cinema. However, they do wonderful focused seasons celebrating great film making. Whether it's the showing of...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Despite living near Bath for the past four years I was unaware, until very recently, of this little gem's existence. Possibly because it's tucked away down an alley in central Bath. I've probably walked passed it one or twice without even noticing it. As a...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I always try and pick the Picturehouse over the Odeon because, on the whole, the arthouse aesthetic offers a different experience. However, rather than writing a review about my trip, I never made it (and this has happened quite a few times now). I keep...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This lovely little cinema is part of Arts Picturehouse group. Two quite small screens, the cinema is right in the middle of Bath. Real charm and character. We say the Colin Firth film "Mercy" but there were a few good choices of decent films on...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Went to see Murder on Orient Express which fitted very well with the atmosphere. Comfy setting , nice range of snacks and drinks. Saw slight flaws visible on the screen but didn't affect viewing . Beware though there is very little pace to hang around...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A lovely theatre with 2 screening rooms and a little snack bar as well. The seats are super comfy, with the most leg room I've ever seen in a movie theatre. The screen is large enough, but obviously not 70 mm large, making it enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The cinema is small and old, however seats are extremely comfortable. The range of drinks and snacks was very good, and a bit different. Staff welcoming too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank marymary27
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Everything a cinema should be. I find multiplexes to be sterile, and not an enjoyable way to watch films, but going to the little feels like an experience in itself. Friendly, great atmosphere and loads of character. They also show all of the best films...More

Thank Charlie G
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I had no plans to see this film but seeing this fabulous little place forced my hand! This kind of place is just my thing; independent, quirky and dated. Lovely snacks and drinks. Just a fun place you should be supporting

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