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Fine Arts Theater

Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
Phone Number: 828 232 1536
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Great, high-quality piece of the past

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had just been home from New Orleans 1 day. To say I was tired was an understatement. But Tracy wanted to go to the Fine Arts Theater and watch the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon. So we did. I haven't been to the Fine Arts Theater in about 20 years so it was nice to go and watch a... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is good to have Scotty Corbin back where he belongs. Looking forward to the fine entertainment of 2015 and his wonderful plays put on by the Overlook Theatre.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This two-screen theater has been serving independent films to Asheville residents since the last millennium. A cozy place that's perfect for after a downtown dinner. You can even drink a beer while you watch.

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Grayson, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Awesome throwback style theatre with great pricing on tix & concessions, with fantastic first run off the radar style films. On our first visit we saw Silver Linings Playbook a couple of years ago and this time The Imitation Game. Great compliment to downtown Asheville, check it out.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Watched "The Imitation Game" at this theater and loved it! It is centrally located and has very comfortable seats and big screens! Absolutely great place!

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Fine Arts Theater is a throwback to the way movie theaters used to be. And the movies shown here are the best for thinking people. Immerse yourself with the Asheville arts lovers community. See a movie (or many of them) at the Fine Arts Theater!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place is great because it shows local films, obscure films that won't always circulate to the other nearby cinemas, and has a fantastic assortment of snacks!

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Augusta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love this little throw back theater! Selections are terrific, seats are comf and popcorn is just right!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Shows lesser known but very good films. Two theaters. Upstairs is better. Critic's lounge between floors has bathrooms.

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