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“Nice cinema,nice people.even a glass of wine”

Little Theatre Cinema
Ranked #2 of 13 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.
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“Nice cinema,nice people.even a glass of wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

A real art house local cinema with a range of main release and interesting films.Two screens ,one of which has a sofa balcony.Ask about the royal connection for the balcony.Really friendly staff and a good sound system.

Visited January 2013
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“Best place to go to the cinema”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Great cinema with an excellent programme of both mainstream and unusual films. Easy to book - better now with numbered seats. Very civilized, you can get a coffee or glass of wine and enjoy the film in comfort.

Visited February 2013
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“Great independent movie house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Take advantage of the screen that has the upstairs balcony seating area - enjoy a film from the comfort of a sofa, with numerous 'coffee-table' film books on the shelves for before and intervals. The little bar for food and drinks is excellent and the film choice great with mainstream and alternative titles.

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“Small, Intimate and worth supporting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

I have been a member of the Little Theatre for 4 years and I cannot recommend it highly enough. While you may lose some of the effects of the Big screen this theatre offers a more homily experience. Always a good selection of foreign films as well as the latest releases.
Has been around for many years and deserves the support.

Visited February 2013
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“Independent films and helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

I usually try to use this cinema when i come to Bath for the cinema as it screens independent films which are interesting and rarely, Hollywood blockbusters. the 2 screens show different stuff, you can buy coffee there and its very friendly. the only downside i found was that i went to see Marley, (Bob, not the dog) and I am a particular lover of reggae. The sound system was not good to screen a movie that had so much bass in the music, and it wasn't loud enough (in my view) but as the majority of films they have there are speaking as oposed to music, its a rare irritation.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank eljaygee
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Little Theatre C, Manager at Little Theatre Cinema, responded to this review, 12 July 2013

Thank you for your review of The Little Theatre Cinema.

I am sorry to read that the sound was not to your liking when you viewed 'Marley' with us in the past. We are lucky enough to have top of the range projection and sound equipment in all of our screens and your comment is very unusual to hear. Please do accept my apologies: some films (mainly smaller budget ones and documentaries) are mixed with different sound levels.
I do hope to see you back at The Little again soon.

Little Management
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