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“Fine Arts Theater: the best in art films” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fine Arts Theater

Fine Arts Theater
36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC (Downtown Asheville)
828 232 1536
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Ranked #15 of 102 Activities in Asheville
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Brevard, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Fine Arts Theater: the best in art films”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Every motion picture that I have seen here has had some special quality. You can get reviews of the films on the Fine Arts Theater website prior to attending. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. The whole atmosphere is warm and cozy.

Visited August 2011
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Durham, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Love this movie theatre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Right downtown and shows lots of foreign and arthouse films.

Visited January 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“TAKES YOU BACK TO THE OLD HOMETOWN THEATER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Aw, I just love this movie theater. We live in Asheville and mostly go to other theaters simply because this one doesn't always have the first-run movies one hears about, but occasionally we will find a movie and go just for the atmosphere. It has that old movie theater feel like the one in the '60's in the small Arkansas town I grew up in. The staff is wonderful, the popcorn is delicious, and we are not beer drinkers (what! in Asheville! is that possible!) but the other reviews have stated you can buy a beer and enjoy a movie. I might try that next time with my wife! The movies are sometimes "edgy" so its not the place to go without knowing what the movie is, but there is enough variety where anyone eventually can go and enjoy the best movie experience in Western North Carolina! The fact that some of the movies are simply awesome but not released to the major national chains is what makes this fun sometimes! We highly recommend it! Enjoy!

Visited January 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Unique independent movie theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Asheville. The movies they get 9 times out of 10 are great. They even serve beer inside.

Visited February 2011
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asheville, nc
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great theater for otherwise unavailable movies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Very comfortable, large screen, movies you wouldn't expect to find in a small town. Good about sharing their space with other organizations that want to have special showings.

Visited January 2012
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