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Fine Arts Theater

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Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
Phone Number: 828 232 1536
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Have a beer and popcorn and See a movie. Matinee Tuesday is a bargain. Clean. Friendly staff. Fun entertainment . Don't miss this great little theater

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Have a beer and popcorn and See a movie. Matinee Tuesday is a bargain. Clean. Friendly staff. Fun entertainment . Don't miss this great little theater

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Thank cjb9x
Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It's one of the great downtown attractions, combining good options of usually 2-3 movies along with one of Asheville's many excellent restaurants within walking distance. Fine craft beer is available on draft, but the popcorn is not good: it's dry, no butter available, and only comes in small bags too! Parking at nearby Aloft is usually the best option since... More 

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Thank Todd S
Asheville, North Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are looking for the off beat movie, this is the place. If you are looking for Indie movies, this is the place. If you are looking for Star Wars...it's not. Very "Asheville" with beer and wine being served along with wonderful movies.

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Thank DonnaBailey
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First time ever for a double decker theater. What a beautiful place. Loved the art deco building. Exceptional maintenance. Serving up beer and wine with your popcorn. Superb non-mainstream movies most of us would never see if it wasn't for this venue. We will return next week for a second helping. Try it, you'll like it.

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Thank smokeyjoe01
Asheville, North Carolina
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The location is superb--right in downtown Asheville, making it very convenient to a host of good restaurants, shopping, galleries, and plain old people watching. Hint: For parking, try the lot in the Aloft Hotel practically across the street. The movies playing here are always the best--the ones that get superb reviews. The sound and picture quality are excellent. The seating... More 

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Thank KenCookie
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There are many venues that make Asheville a wonderful place to live and visit. The Fine Arts Theater is one of them. With three indie films shown simultaneously, the audience gets to see exceptional foreign films that would be missed if not for this Theater.

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Thank Jamie R
Tallahassee, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After enduring multi-plex theaters with their poor sound control and missing the "little", often independent, films I so enjoy, I was pleased to be back in the Asheville area and visiting the Fine Arts Theater once again. It is right downtown so you can make a day of browsing the shops, having a meal at a locally owned restaurant, and... More 

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Thank foodieintally
Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This theater is what going to the movies is all about. The main theater is huge and well maintained over the years. Very enjoyable experience overall! Infinitely better atmosphere, cleanliness and movie selection than Carolina Cinema or any of the big box movie theaters. Dropped in midday to spontaneously see Kumiko and was pleasantly surprised to be able to purchase... More 

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Thank Samantha B
Rockville, MD
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140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Fine Arts Theatre is a nice size for a small city like Asheville. Two current movies were being played and we liked that one was a foreign-movie. the prices were better than what we pay in a larger city.

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Thank CorpSpy
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't wait to return to his theater (from 3 years ago). The staff appears to be film-fans, which enhances the experience. The films they select are cream of the crop - especially when you're finishing up an Oscar viewing list. They have unique (locally made goods) and ordinary concessions. They also serve beer & wine (yay!). It's Art Deco top... More 

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