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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 Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

In Which We Serve

In Which We Serve
  • 1942
  • UK
  • 114 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Noël Coward, David Lean
  • Written by: Noël Coward
  • Cast: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

The experiences of a WWII destroyer and its crew are revisited after the ship has been sunk. The tale is told through flashbacks highlighting in particular the effects of bombardment on community spirit.

Sat 29 Apr

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

Sun 30 Apr

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
  • 2001
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster

Given the troubled production history of Lynch's nightmare noir – it was originally a pilot for a US television series which was cancelled – it's nothing short of miraculous that Mulholland Drive shines with the filmmaker's idiosyncratic brilliance. Although set in the present day (albeit with retro styling), Lynch draws on his fascination with 40s and 50s Hollywood and its secret history of crime, here involving two actresses, amnesiac Rita (Harring) and amateur sleuth Betty (Watts). The proceedings veer into the kind of waking nightmare territory that either flummoxes or delights viewers, as Lynch mixes the bizarre and almost laughable with the moments of electrifying fear.

Mon 1 May

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1975
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 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.

Sun 30 Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 152 min
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Cast: Andrew Woodall, Alex Waldmann, Jon Tarcy, James Corrigan

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Wed 26 Apr

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

TED Cinema Experience: TED 2017 Highlights

Highlights from 2017's week-long TED conference in Vancouver. Hear talks from some of the world's most inspiring and insightful speakers.

Sun 30 Apr

TED Cinema Experience: TED 2017 Opening Event

  • 2017
  • 150 min
  • PG

Once a year, the world’s most powerful ideas are shared on the TED stage in Vancouver.

Tue 25 Apr

Their Finest

Their Finest
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
  • 2011
  • US
  • 63 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stephen J Anderson, Don Hall
  • Cast: Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Tom Kenny, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Jack Boutler, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall

Disney returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with pleasing results.

Sat 29 Apr
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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