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Address: 506 Burns Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236-7030
Phone Number: 941 955-3456
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My husband and I recently went to the Burns Court Cinema for the first time! It was cozy and nice! We each got a glass of wine and a popcorn and enjoyed I Saw the Light. We will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2016
Crystal W
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine my surprise the first time I came here so many years ago. Coming from Chicago, the city and suburbs pride themselves on having art and independent movie theaters equal to or better than the commercial houses. Burns Court would be put to better use if it was used to store boxes. But, you get used to it after 12... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The facilities are extremely dated, the seats are uncomfortable, their customer service not so great-- time after time, BUT, they have a good selection of movies, tasty popcorn, wine and beer! Plus, it's in an adorable, artsy little area.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Three films being shown in small intimate settings with smaller than normal screens. Sound was ok, but would have liked a bigger screen. You do have a good choice at the refreshment stand. Good cool place to go on a hot afternoon or a rainy day.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Nice independent theater in a cute area. Small theater, with a refreshment counter and nice employees. Saw several movies here and will continue to visit this theater when in town.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If I was a multi-millionaire I would build a first class venue to show art, foreign and independent films. Unfortunately, the Sarasota Film Society is stuck with this pathetically inadequate venue stuck in an alley behind one of Sarasota's many art districts. The theatres are long and narrow and the sound bleeds over from the adjoining theaters. The seats are... More 

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Thank JordanS8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My husband and I recently went to the Burns Court Cinema for the first time! It was cozy and nice! We each got a glass of wine and a popcorn and enjoyed I Saw the Light. We will definitely be back!!

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Thank Crystal W
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Burns Court Cinemas is run by friendly people who obviously enjoy fine films. They offer select foreign and art films in two small theaters in a quaint part of town. We enjoyed four movies on poor-weather days and highly recommend this venue over the large 20 screen theatres. This is a very popular spot, so get there early or you'll... More 

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Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Returned to Burns Court on a recent visit to family in Sarasota. I love how intimate it is. It's not completely an arthouse but they tend to show movies that you might not see in the big chains. The neighborhood is lovely and there are many restaurant options within walking distance.

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Thank Mary Jane W
Sarasota, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small complex, staff was not very friendly. We come here quite often and most times we are more then satisfied.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Small, clean, Best attribute is that they are next door to the Fish Camp restaurant. Good movie selection, with the occasional art film.Parking is a challange. Owned by the operators of the Sarasota Film Festival. Membership is available.

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