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Not the usual cineplex at all

A great theater venue in downtown Winston Salem. We were drawn to the theater by the re-release of... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
BlueridgeCharlie
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Dugspur, Virginia
Best Movie Theatre. Ever.

From the films to the staff, this place is great. Full disclosure: I love it so much I bought a... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
janicewriting6
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Winston Salem NC
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“foreign films”(5 reviews)
“wine and beer”(3 reviews)
“great popcorn”(2 reviews)
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a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters and one 45-seat screening...more
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311 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2802
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend wanted me and my teenager to join her and her 2 teenagers to attend Elf on 12/9. We purchased the tickets online on 11/26. On Friday (12/7) worried about the weather as forecast, I called the theater to find out their bad weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

A great theater venue in downtown Winston Salem. We were drawn to the theater by the re-release of Yellow Submarine on its 50th year anniversary. The venue is subdivided into small viewing rooms with very comfortable seating and excellent sound. The refreshment stand has the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BlueridgeCharlie
curator311, General Manager at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thanks for such a wonderful review. Hope you'll come back again and join our a/v society!

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

From the films to the staff, this place is great. Full disclosure: I love it so much I bought a membership. If you enjoy movies that make you think, this is your spot. We’re very lucky to have a/perture in WS.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank janicewriting6
curator311, General Manager at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

❤️ thank you for this review. We love our members, we love our community and we love being able to share such amazing films!

Reviewed December 9, 2017

What you would expect in Ann Arbor or Madison or Charlottesville. Great movies showing nowhere else. Good beer and wine selection. Real popcorn. Civic contributor as they do lots of benefit work. The staff seem like they are likely NC School of Arts students or...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Aperture is a unique venue which is the only movie theatre in Winston-Salem devoted to showing independent and foreign films. I would give it an excellent rating if the seating were more comfortable since that can be an issue for some people. It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We wanted to see a movie that was not playing anywhere in our area. So we drove 50 minutes to view the movie at this theater. We had not been here before. It was difficult finding a place to park on the street. But we...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dueeast49
curator311, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you for making the drive to catch a film at a/perture! We hope you'll be back again in the future.

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We recently moved to downtown Winston Salem after a life lived primarily in suburbia. My husband, high school aged son, and myself are enjoying discovering the joys of the highly walkable downtown area. While my son has frequented a/perture, repeatedly saying that we should go...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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curator311, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you could come see Robert Shaw - we were so excited to have a real choir perform before the screening! Please, please come back soon for another film!

Reviewed September 22, 2017

Up front, I'll go ahead and say I Highly Recommend a visit to a/perture cinema. My wife and I recently moved to downtown Winston-Salem, and got out to explore on a nice Sunday afternoon. We happened upon a/perture and saw they were playing the Avett...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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curator311, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Ben, we can't wait for you to come visit us again for a film. Don't wait another 9 years please!

Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Live in the Triad? Visiting and staying downtown? See what's playing at A/perture! Great nonprofit, independent movie house located in the middle of downtown Winston-Salem. Wonderful selection of indie and foreign films- and they serve wine, beer, great coffee and locally sourced snacks. Our favorite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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curator311, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks Sonya for the review and especially for plugging our morning matinee times!

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

One of a kind and a real contribution to downtown ws. Shows important cinema, sometimes challenging and provocative. Smaller venues, great popcorn, beer wine etc. A credit to ws

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank djscruggs
curator311, Executive Director and Curator at a/perture cinema, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks for the kind review and support for our film programming - promise to keep bringing Winston-Salem inspiring and thought-provoking cinema!

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