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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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Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

David (Carell) is a successful freelance journalist whose son Nic (Chalamet) becomes dependent on meth. True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the never-ending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Chalamet is outstanding.

Mon 17 Dec

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

Fri 14 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

The CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 10min
  • U

Special Christmas show from CBeebies.

  • IMDb
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec
Mon 17 Dec

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 15 Dec
Mon 24 Dec

Free Solo

Free Solo
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary about free solo climber Alex Honnold and his ambition to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite national park. Insightful and exhilarating, showing how Honnold’s personal life and background have affected his climbing, and how the filmmakers themselves had to take special efforts not to distract him into making a disastrous error.

Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Sun 16 Dec
Sat 22 Dec

Singalong

Sun 23 Dec

Singalong

Hopster Showtime: Winter

  • U

Christmas episodes of kids' TV shows.

Featuring: Two Minute Tale: A Christmas Tale: The Little Toymaker, Storybots: Christmas, Fireman Sam: Santa Overboard, Wonderballs: It's Christmas, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom: The Elf Factory.

Tue 18 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 17 Dec
Thu 20 Dec
Sun 23 Dec
Mon 24 Dec

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Traviata

Live from the Met
  • 2018

Verdi's opera about the passionate, consumptive Violetta, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Sat 15 Dec
Fri 21 Dec

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Thu 20 Dec

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Tim Burton (story), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Wed 19 Dec

The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal and perpetual prison escapee, who’s being chased by Texas lawman John Hunt (Affleck). Redford says it’ll be his last film and it’s a fitting ending: playful, highly entertaining and made with great skill.

Fri 14 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

Shoplifters

Shoplifters
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô

A family in Tokyo lives by shoplifting, and then Osamu (Franky) and Shota (Kairi) bring home a little girl who seems to be homeless. The humanity of the performances and the loving attention to visual detail are of a piece in what’s ultimately a film about love.

Fri 14 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Boots Riley
  • Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Cassius (Stanfield) is a downtrodden drudge who becomes a star at a call centre after fellow telemarketer Langston (Glover) tells him to ‘use your white voice’. Brash, unruly and frequently funny satire on race, power, corporate greed and work; it doesn’t really know how to end, but it’s full of attitude and anarchy.

Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Wardle
  • Cast: Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, David Kellman

Documentary about three men, Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, who had never met but who discovered in adult life that they were triplets. Wardle uses dogged journalistic focus and expert filmmaking to tell each jaw-dropping revelation, in a powerful and emotional study of family and identity.

Fri 14 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec
Thu 20 Dec

The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree
  • 2018
  • Turkey / Republic of Macedonia / France / Germany / Bosnia and Herzgovina / Bulgaria / Sweden
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Cast: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Hazar Ergüçlü

Sinan (Demirkol), recently graduated from college, returns to his home village and an uncertain future. Elegiac and somewhat meandering tale of a prodigal son and an errant father, beautifully filmed and impeccably acted, confirming its director’s status as a modern-day Chekhov.

Tue 18 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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