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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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Beast

Beast
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Michael Pearce
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn

On Jersey, a serial killer is targeting young girls while a young tour guide (Buckley) is struggling with her passive-aggressive mother (James). Pearce’s debut feature approaches the serial killer thriller from an impressively unconventional angle. James is brilliant as the outwardly respectable but cruel mother, Flynn is charismatic but Buckley’s achingly sensitive performance anchors it.

Mon 21 May
Wed 23 May

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

An animated adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel about a young girl whose father is imprisoned so she disguises herself as a boy and becomes the family’s sole breadwinner.

Tue 22 May

Edie + Q&as With Sheila Hancock & Debbie Wiseman

At the tender age of eighty three, a gruff old woman (Sheila Hancock) sets out to try and capture a little of the magic she had as a young girl. The story is a tale of triumph over adversity as Edie embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.Join us for this very special screening WITH Sheila Hancock and composer Debbie Wiseman who will join us for QAs

Wed 23 May

£9.70–£38.80

Entebbe

Entebbe
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: José Padilha
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan

The true story of Operation Entebbe, in which Israeli commandos rescued hostages who had been kidnapped by pro-Palestinian terrorists and held in a Ugandan airport. Pike as a German revolutionary is intriguing and although there are some missteps, it’s an urgent and vibrant take on the incident.

Mon 21 May
Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay

Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and good humour.

Mon 21 May
Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny

Teenage Charley (Plummer) goes to work for grizzled horse trainer Del (Buscemi) and befriends the titular horse, before going on the road in search of his aunt. Haigh’s delicate directorial style makes a desperately sad coming-of-age tale very watchable, helped by Plummer’s appealingly understated performance.

Mon 21 May
Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May

Love, Simon

Love, Simon
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • Directed by: Greg Berlanti
  • Cast: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford

Simon (Robinson) is a young high school student who hasn’t yet come out as gay, who starts swapping email with an anonymous fellow student calling himself ‘Blue’. The script gets bogged down in irrelevant subplots and the first kiss is delayed until the end credits, making it a disappointing cop-out as gay teen movies go; indies handle this much better.

Wed 23 May

McKellen: Playing the Part Live

McKellen: Playing the Part Live

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war; working through repertory and West End theatre; becoming a pioneering stage star; coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality; and his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf.

Sun 27 May

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Tue 22 May

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1975
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Miloš Forman
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Forman's classic film adaptation of Ken Kesey's seminal novel, one of the very best films from a brilliant era in US filmmaking.

Mon 21 May

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit
  • 2018
  • US / Australia
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Will Gluck
  • Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, James Corden

Mischievous bunny Peter (Corden) and his sisters Flopsy (Robbie), Mopsy (Debicki) and Cotton-Tail (Ridley) contend with Thomas (Gleeson), an uptight cottage garden owner. The interweaving of CGI animals with live action is flawless, Gleeson proves to have fine comedy chops and there’s a lot of slapstick, but anyone looking for Beatrix Potter will be sorely disappointed.

Sat 26 May

Psycho Vertical

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jen Randall

Mountaineering doc focusing on Andy Kirkpatrick's solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite.

Mon 21 May

Royal Opera House: Triple Bill

  • 2019

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Mon 21 May

Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Mark Hayes

Inspiring story of a court judge who started a running club for criminals, drug addicts and the homeless in LA.

Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May
Fri 25 May
Sat 26 May
Sun 27 May
Mon 28 May
Tue 29 May
Wed 30 May
Thu 31 May

That Good Night

That Good Night
  • 2017
  • UK/Portugal
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eric Styles
  • Cast: John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown

Ralph Maitland (Hurt) is a celebrated screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death, who receives a visit from his son Michael (Brown) and Michael’s girlfriend (Richards). A maudlin and rather predictable drama notable for being Hurt’s last major screen role; he gives a commanding but vanity-free performance, and has some good scenes with Dance as an angel of death figure.

Mon 21 May
Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May
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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