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Burns Court Cinemas
Ranked #8 of 29 Fun & Games in Sarasota
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We thoroughly enjoy the foreign and independent films shown here. We have been members of the film society for years and get to view these great films for only $5.00. Even the popcorn is good and you can enjoy your movie with a glass of wine. Parking can be a challenge, so arrive early.

Thank jujubee4
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We are members of the film society and usually go to Burns Court once a week. They get a good mix of foreign and independent films that one can't see anywhere else in town. The theater is old - restrooms too small, seats a little saggy, sound comes in from theater next doo - but it's still THE PLACE for cinephiles and if you are a member the $5 entry price is a steal.

Thank francescina
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We moved here 12 years ago because we sought out a cultural place to live in Florida and became members of the Sarasota Film Society. Back then going to see films at Burns Court was a more pleasurable movie-going experience than it is today. With big stadium seating at the larger chain theaters, and being able to rent movies to watch at home, things have changed. Parking on the street has never really been a problem (since they don't have their own lot) and they have 3 small theaters without stadium or raked seating, so you need to get there early to get a good seat. The seats are average and not the most comfortable, but the popcorn is always better than the larger chain theaters, and a little more reasonable, and they also serve wine and beer. There have been times recently that you may hear the soundtrack coming from the theater next door, which can be distracting, and other times when the sound from the movie you are watching could be better. Don't be upset if you find people coming in at the last minute right before the movie starts, as this happens a lot at Burns Court. You will be glad that you won't have to sit through boring commercials and 10 different previews, and their movies usually start right on time. It's located in a great spot too because you can walk to a few different restaurants, and do a little shopping in some of the antique stores. After 12 years we continue to see the most recent and best Independent films at Burns Court, and glad they have a real commitment to keep showing great films.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Small theaters showing off beat films. Someone does a good job of picking good off beat films. Parking can be a problem because they do not have their own lot. Go to dinner at the seafood restaurant next door and the take in a movie. Very convienent.

Thank Gary E
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Wonderful place to see recent non mainstream films. Walk down the street and check out the historic homes. One of my favorite places to wander around. Join the Sarasota Film Society-worthwhile if you like films.

Thank jacky c
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