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Burns Court Cinemas

506 Burns Lane, Sarasota, FL 34236
941 955-3456
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Ranked #31 of 130 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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Sarasota, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Sarasota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great popcorn! The only place in town showcasing independent films. Been here since the mid 1980's and hasn't changed. Charming, tasteful and a not-for-profit organization who cares about quality films! Support Burns Court and enjoy your time watching great films. There's no place like it.

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Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My kind of movies...with wine and popcorn, to boot. Well worth a yearly membership for discounted movies and weekly updates. Love this place!

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Longboat Key, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The eclectic neighborhood adds to the charm of this funky flick house. Offbeat movies, not so comfortable seats and tough to find parking (actually tough to find theater) make this place an adventure. See it at least once.

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various
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love this place. Quaint, take in an old or a new film, it's always neat and clean, and the seating is great. So enjoyable!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Undoubtedly the worst cinema theater in Florida. The positive reviews are for the movies. The theater itself is an embarrassment- tiny theaters, bad sound, sound leaking between theaters. The theater is dated, the staff would rather be somewhere else and the management doesn't care, They (apparently correctly) think if they play independent films, they can get away with everything else... More 

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Ridge Manor, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent movies most of the time. You can enjoy a beer with you pop corn and many different cheeses to put on it. We allways attend the Burns Court Cinema before any other movie cinema.

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Sarasota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been here to see indie films, political films, anything a little off beat that would never pull enough crowds for the big theaters. Lots of local support. Have a glass of wine or a beer while you see a film at this wonderful independent theater. Meet other film geeks and enjoy the show! Inexpensive, too.

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