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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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The Big Sick

The Big Sick
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Culture clash comedy written by real life couple Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. It plays out with charming, sometimes toe-curling honesty and an acknowledgement of how complicated life can get when expectations weigh heavy and tradition unceremoniously intervenes.

Tue 22 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

  • IMDb
Tue 22 Aug
Wed 23 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

England Is Mine

England Is Mine
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

  • IMDb
Wed 23 Aug

Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit)

Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit)
  • 1975
  • West Germany
  • 2h 3min
  • Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm

An unemployed showman and prostitute finds his fortunes change when he wins the lottery.

Thu 24 Aug

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

Tue 22 Aug
Wed 23 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

Hairspray

Hairspray
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Cast: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Tracy Turnblad is an overweight student-cum-dancing sensation who uses her newfound fame to teach people a thing or two about integration, with a lot of song and dance along the way.

Sun 27 Aug

Howards End

Howards End
  • 1992

Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Vanessa Redgrave star in the film adaptation of E M Forster's novel.

  • IMDb
Thu 24 Aug

Maudie

Maudi
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aisling Walsh
  • Written by: Sherry White
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

The story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins), who became famous for her simple but cheerful landscapes and pictures of flora and fauna. Hawkins is stunning as the meek and stooped Maud, who battles through her difficult home life and painful arthritis to something like triumph.

  • IMDb
Tue 22 Aug
Wed 23 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

Metamorphoses

  • 2014
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christophe Honoré
  • Cast: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard

Quirky coming-of-age story about gods and humans, (very) loosely based on the works of Ovid.

  • IMDb
Tue 22 Aug

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance of Bizet's bodice-ripping melodrama.

Mon 28 Aug

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
  • 2016
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Jérôme Salle
  • Cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou

Biopic of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau (Wilson), focusing on his strained relationship with his son. It looks fantastic, but becomes bogged down in soap opera conventions and biopic cliché, with characters such as Cousteau’s long-suffering wife Simone (Tautou) pushed to the sidelines.

Tue 22 Aug
Wed 23 Aug

Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Geremy Jasper
  • Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay

Drama about an aspiring female rapper.

  • IMDb
Thu 24 Aug

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
  • Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara

A burst of underwater activity unleashes a creature in Tokyo Bay; the sea monster goes on the rampage and is christened Godzilla. Overly earnest reboot in which far too much time is spent on various government and scientific agencies wondering what to do, which may have worked well for domestic audiences but is a lot less fun outside Japan.

  • IMDb
Wed 23 Aug

Tractor Ted

The adventures of Tractor Ted, who, as you might have guessed, is a tractor.

Tue 22 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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