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Little Theatre Cinema

1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
+44 871 902 5735
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Lovely alternative cinema. But please diversify further from the Odeon Bath in what you show

I always try and pick the Picturehouse over the Odeon because, on the whole, the arthouse aesthetic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
charlottedais
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Box, United Kingdom
Lovely little cinema

This lovely little cinema is part of Arts Picturehouse group. Two quite small screens, the cinema... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Cambridge, 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.
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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 days ago

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

Thank charlottedais
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 11 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

Thank havenhunters
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

Thank not-a-redshirt
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
Reviewed 14 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
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

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My son recently got married at this venue and it could not have been a better organised or enjoyable event. Everything seemed to be well organised, the staff were wonderful with nothing too much trouble and the whole event was an enjoyable experience. It was...More

Thank MartinHP71
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 2 June 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.

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