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Little Theatre Cinema

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Address: 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG, England
Phone Number:
+44 871 902 5735
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 13:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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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Step back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Hauppauge, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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). Purchased tickets online, very convenient. I got the feeling shows fill up and sell out... More 

Thank ibuy4sb
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 always good and you can't beat the sofas on the balcony!

Thank Tamsyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 odeon or vue however they also play old films, have film and event nights, and... More 

Thank IestynGeorge
Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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. Staff were all friendly and helpful and the pop corn was delicious.

Thank clarecharliecat
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Hi we called in to this cinema as we love this type , the staff that help us are the best we have come across we were looked after brilliantly . These small cinema need are surpport, so please if you can make a visit thank you

Thank Richard U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Great way to spend an evening would recommend to anyone.

Thank Kirsty S
Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went to see I Daniel Blake whilst in Bath. This as the name suggests is a nice small cinema, As it neared the start of the film couples were split due to the number of seats available. Felt this could be helped by seat re-arrangement as the rows to the left and right consisted of 5 seats each. Felt if... More 

Thank RnR_Medway
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This friendly little cinema in the heart of Bath was the perfect location to see a superb film. Showing the films the soulless big cinemas are too frightened to screen. Thanks

Thank Paul M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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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