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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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Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
  • 2017

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Sun 15 Dec

Cats

Cats.
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward

Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of the TS Eliot tale is brought to life by a starry cast. Directed by Tom Hooper.

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Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Mon 23 Dec
Subtitled
Tue 24 Dec
Thu 26 Dec
Fri 27 Dec
Sat 28 Dec
Sun 29 Dec
Subtitled
Mon 30 Dec
Tue 31 Dec
Wed 1 Jan
Thu 2 Jan

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Sat 14 Dec

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Mon 23 Dec
Tue 24 Dec

Gorillaz: Reject False Icons

Gorillaz: Reject False Icons
  • 2019
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Denholm Hewlett

Documentary about the British virtual band the Gorillaz.

Mon 16 Dec

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacob Schuh
  • Cast: Voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane

The cinema version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Featuring a veritable feast of famous voices.

Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Mon 16 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Tue 24 Dec

Knives Out

Knives Out
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer

When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Subtitled
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

La belle époque

La belle époque
  • 2019
  • France
  • Directed by: Nicolas Bedos
  • Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier

Victor (Auteuil) is a sixtysomething cartoonist who’s kicked out by his wife Marianne (Ardant) for being boring, but he then takes his friend Antoine (Canet)’s offer to re-enact an earlier era of his life and live out a fantasy. Immaculately constructed, achingly romantic, with great performances, sparkling wit and a perfect ending.

Tue 17 Dec
Subtitled
Subtitled / Senior
Wed 18 Dec
Subtitled / Parent & baby
Thu 19 Dec
Subtitled

Last Christmas

Last Christmas
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh

Kate (Clarke) is a Yugoslavian immigrant whose life is going downhill until she meets the mysterious bike-riding Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true. Thompson and Kimmings’ script is a saccharine romantic fantasy and George Michael’s music isn’t always incorporated effectively, but its heart is in the right place.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec
Subtitled
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Another starry adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's tale of four sisters coming of age following the American Civil War.

Sun 15 Dec
Thu 26 Dec
Fri 27 Dec
Sat 28 Dec
Sun 29 Dec
Mon 30 Dec
Subtitled
Tue 31 Dec
Wed 1 Jan
Thu 2 Jan

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sat 14 Dec
Kids
Sun 15 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Kids

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.

Thu 19 Dec

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden

English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.

Wed 18 Dec

Royal Ballet Live: Coppélia

Royal Ballet Live: Coppélia

Live broadcast of the Royal Ballet's performance of Coppélia.

Mon 16 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.

Tue 17 Dec

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree
  • 1957
  • East Germany
  • 1h 14min
  • U
  • Directed by: Francesco Stefani
  • Written by: Anne Geelhaar
  • Cast: Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckart Dux

A prince attempts to win the heart of a spoilt princess by finding the singing, ringing tree. Notoriously creepy East German fairy tale.

Wed 18 Dec

Surprise Film

A surprise film revealed on the night.

Sat 14 Dec
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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