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The Little Theatre Cinema

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St Michael's Place, Bath, Avon, BA1 1SF
  • Box office 0871 902 5735
  • Box office times Mon Tue, Thu & Fri 5–11pm; Wed, Sat & Sun 2–11pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Bolt

Bolt
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Chris Williams
  • Cast: Voices of Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Susie Essman

Heart-tugging Disney animation about child actress Penny (voiced by Cyrus) and dog Bolt (Travolta) who star in a hit TV series. The dog believes it's all real, so when he escapes from his trailer and ends up on the other side of the country he is in for a few rude surprises.

Sat 17 Feb

Happy End

Happy End
  • 2017
  • France / Austria / Germany
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Haneke
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

The story of a powerful, privileged bourgeois family living near Calais but seemingly oblivious to everything happening on its doorstep. It’s bleak and pitiless, and doesn’t quite have the hypnotic intensity of previous Haneke films like Amour and The White Ribbon.

Tue 20 Feb

The Mercy

The Mercy
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis

The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb
Mon 5 Mar

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

The Post

The Post
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

The story of how the Washington Post, led by its publisher Katherine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), got the chance to print devastating revelations about US involvement in Vietnam. An old-fashioned Hollywood showstopper with a stellar supporting cast, and sizeable if predictable performances from the leads.

Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

Rastamouse

Rastamouse
  • Cast: Voices of Reggie Yates, Cornell John

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

Tue 20 Feb

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 2002
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow

The Tenenbaums are no ordinary family. Descended from a long line of overachievers, these New York geniuses are now in stultifying decline. Odd tale of an awkward family and its members' impossible magnetic attraction to each other.

Mon 19 Feb

Sanctuary

Sanctuary
  • 2017
  • Ireland
  • 1h 27min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Len Collin
  • Cast: Kieran Coppinger, Charlene Kelly, Stephen Marcus, Amy-Joyce Hastings

Love story between Larry (Coppinger), who has Down syndrome, and Sophie (Kelly) who has severe epilepsy. The screenplay avoids obvious soapboxing and shines a soul-searching light on how many people are denied things that the rest of us take for granted.

Thu 22 Feb

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through casting, score and production, it all gels superbly.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.

Sun 18 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
The Little Theatre Cinema

The Little Theatre cinema opened in 1935, and was long owned by the family of the founders, Consuelo de Reyes and her stage designer husband Peter King, until it joined the PictureHouse chain.

The cinema is reputed to be built on catacombs. It featured in the Wes Anderson film Fantastic Mr Fox.

It is now a three-screen art house cinema in a small square near the centre of Bath.

There is no disabled access to Screen 2 or adapted toilets in the building. Visitors are advised to use the facilities in Seven Dials behind Sainsbury's on Kingsmead Square, in front of the Egg Theatre.

No parking is available at the cinema, but parking spaces for drivers with a disabled badge are located in St Michel's Place, adjacent to the cinema, any time for up to three hours.

Bath Spa railway station is a 7 minute walk away via Stall Street.

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