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“Quirky and atmospheric - unique find”

Little Theatre Cinema
Ranked #1 of 17 Fun & Games in Bath
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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.
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 waiting for them to clear the theory of rubbish . Standing outside is the norm but small price to pay for a unique trip to the cinema.

Thank havenhunters
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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 for the most of the movies that will play here. A nice mix of first run movies and art house or repertory selections as well. Many screening during the day so there is always something you can catch. Makes you feel like you seen something special, in a special place, and not your typical movie-plex cinema. My only complaint is that their prices are high, and there is also a Byzantium price scheme of off-peak, peak, member, special member, and discount prices, so it's difficult to know what you can expect to pay. Even factoring in the uniqueness factor of the cinema, I don't relish paying £10/ticket.

Thank not-a-redshirt
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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 you could want to see. A well deserved 5 stars.

My only criticism is that the prices have gone up. You used to get a lot of offers like Gooseberry Tuesday as well as Orange Wednsday, but these all seem to have gone now,

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

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
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