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Address: 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941 955-3456
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Nice independent cinema in artsy section of downtown Sarasota

I watched an Argentine movie here that I had heard about on NPR. It was the perfect thing to do while my husband was off fishing for the afternoon. It's a nice, small place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Lisa W
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Plainfield, Indiana
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Plainfield, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I watched an Argentine movie here that I had heard about on NPR. It was the perfect thing to do while my husband was off fishing for the afternoon. It's a nice, small place to watch an independent film.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We support small cinemas catering to Independent films! The Burns court cinemas did not disappoint! Our choice of film was the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! The cinema was small! however, were were surprised with the participation of the audience! Comfortable seats and good sound!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited Sarasota for a week, and went to Burns Court twice because they have a choice of three interesting films. We were staying at the hotel Ranola in downtown so it was an easy stroll to the cinema. Burns Court is a very attractive area, and the cinema is next to Owens Fish Camp. On one of the visits... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I like this little theater. Do not love it but like it. The advantages are that it has fresh, no not fresh 4 days ago, I mean fresh as in just made just now, popcorn. It is a small theater and in a upscale area of downtown. The seats are terrible, accountics non-existent and you can hear the sound from... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Saw a movie there with friends. i liked the small friendly venue. I could see and hear the movie well and did not feel I was sitting in the bleachers somewhere! The Burns Court area is fun and interesting. Will be going back! Price was right as well!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Small arts theatre. Shows a lot iof indie films -- things that you won't see at the chain theatres. Convenient downtown location.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nestled among tropical trees on Burns Court, the cutest street in Sarasota. Good selection of films. Four screens in small rooms, an old-timey feel.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

They specialize in IFC and foreign films. Become a member and pay only $5 per ticket. Best popcorn in town and wine is available.

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a charming theater in the historic Burns Court area of Sarasota. The theater is small with only about 3 or maybe 4 rooms. Brick walls, cement floors and fairly comfortable chairs is what you will find here. Wine and beer are served in addition to snacks. You can see films that are not in the mainstream theaters. It... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hard to find the first time and parking is always a problem...but this charmer plays unique movies and always worth checking out. Sometimes the movies are awful and more frequently, they're pleasant and entertaining. The popcorn is fabulous and they serve wine so you can decadently watch the movie. Get there early since the old folk do come early and... More 

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