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Fine Arts Theater

Address: 36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC (Downtown Asheville)
Phone Number: 828 232 1536
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Ranked #15 of 102 Activities in Asheville
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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Black Mountain, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I am a huge film buff, but I generally prefer more artistic films to the Hollywood blockbusters. Almost every film I am dying to see makes its way to the Fine Arts Theater, which is my favorite cinema in western NC. There are two screens. Downstairs is larger and has the traditional sloping floor. The seats are in good shape,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I moved to Asheville a little over a year ago from New York City, where access to great films can't be beat, and I was worried that I would feel deprived. The Fine Arts Theater is one of the places that help keep me up to date. It offers a good selection of arts films, documentaries, and features that would... More 

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long island new york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We disliked nothing here! We've seen Ann Hampton Calloway on Broadway in "Swing" some years ago. She was better in Asheville relating to the audience in a very unique way. Her voice improves with age and her accompanist on the piano was also a "very good indeed." She did imitations of Barbra Streisand, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald that were... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Most of the movies are foreign movies with subtitles, not a big fan of this. Also, upstairs setting is much better then downstairs.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

A landmark that has been renovated and valuable source of special, varied films

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Hendersonville
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143 reviews 143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Be sure to pick a movie that sounds good, as they also have some off the wall features that are a waste of time....but its a nice little place with only FAIR seats. (old style)

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Brevard, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We love this little theatre in the heart of downtown Asheville. They show some awesome films that you can't find anywhere else! I am a patron for life!

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north carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

restored movie theater with indie movies. great beer

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is one cool cinema. Don't ask me what it was when I was a teenager in Asheville(oops!) This cinema shows the "artsy" films first...loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series in the original Swedish. Any beverage you desire is available. Truly the "IN" place for adults who love foreign and art films.

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Marion, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Asheville is the Paris of the South and this theater is a must see--great films and beer/wine/popcorn offerings for years! It was a porno theater when fell into disrepair and then the owner of art galleries bought it and made it a showcase of its initial life. Upstairs is steep for any one with a walking problem.

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