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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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Apostasy

Apostasy
  • 2017
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Daniel Kokotajlo
  • Cast: Molly Wright, Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson

Family drama set among a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oldham. Ivanna (Finneran) is a single mother raising two daughters in accordance with her religious beliefs. When her elder daughter Luisa (Parkinson) begins to have doubts, Ivanna decides to match her youngest (Wright) to a church elder. Finneran is magnificent in this incendiary yet meticulously measured drama about the difficulties of reconciling the requirements of family and faith.

Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…
  • 2017
  • France/Belgium
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner
  • Cast: Kamel Abdessadok, Jules Bienvenu, Guillaume Bouchède

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals: a Fox that thinks it's a chicken; a Rabbit that acts like a stork; and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. Its charming, hand-drawn 2D animation is utterly beguiling and will please both children and adults alike with its nostalgic feel and inspired visual gags.

Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Mon 20 Aug

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Hayley Atwell, Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings

Christopher Robin (McGregor) is a workaholic who neglects his family, until he re-encounters his childhood toys. Whimsical and unoriginal back-to-childhood tale, not saved by McGregor’s dexterity or Cummings’s lovely voice work as Pooh.

Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

The Escape

The Escape
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dominic Savage
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber

An ordinary woman (Arterton) makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever. An uncompromising, claustrophobic and intelligent domestic drama that refuses any and all easy answers, led by a heartbreaking performance from Arterton.

Thu 23 Aug

The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Cousins
  • Cast: Mark Cousins

Unconventional film essay that looks at the life and work of one of the greatest filmmakers through the prism of his drawings and paintings. Cousins comes across at times as self-satisfied, but he really knows his subject and the result is rich, rewarding and original.

Tue 21 Aug

Flushed Away

Flushed Away
  • 2006
  • UK/US
  • 1h 24min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bowers, Sam Fell
  • Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Simon Nye
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen

DreamWorks and Aardman Animation team up for the first time for a slight but pleasing comedy. Pampered pet mouse Roddy (voiced by Jackman) tries to dispose of sewer rat Sid (Richie), but his plan backfires.

Sat 25 Aug

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Tue 21 Aug

Hey Duggee

Animated kids show aimed at 2–5 year olds.

Tue 21 Aug

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garafolo, Phil Hartman

Japanese animation with American voice-over in which a young witch finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself running an airborne broomstick delivery service. Part of the Studio Ghibli season.

Tue 21 Aug

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Live from the Met
  • 2016

A live screening of Puccini's opera.

Mon 20 Aug

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland

Cameron Post (Moretz) is sent to a conversion therapy centre to 'cure' her lesbianism, adapted from Emily Danforth's novel.

Wed 22 Aug

Monsters

Monsters
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Written by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy

Young British filmmaker Edwards has pulled off an astonishing feat with his debut feature, relating the story of a near-future Earth that has succumbed to alien invasion and the cynical photojournalist (McNairy) who must escort his boss's traumatised daugher (Able) home to America through an infected zone. Strikingly original and atmospheric, this is one to watch indeed.

Sun 26 Aug

Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.
  • 2001
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs, Jennifer Tilly

This CGI animation from Toy Story makers Pixar is set largely in Monstropolis, a city inhabited by the foulest of beasts. The monsters power their city by sending 'scarers' through doors which teleport them into children's rooms. Once there, they pull faces at the kids, producing shrieks of terror, which are bottled back in Monstropolis and used as a source of energy. It's a neat idea, but what really lifts the film is the sense of fun that pervades the whole movie. Monsters, Inc runs as smoothly as a fairground slide that no one is too big to enjoy.

Sun 26 Aug
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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