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Burns Court Cinemas
Ranked #8 of 29 Fun & Games in Sarasota
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Showcasing independent films. For times and film information see website. We serve beer and wine. For Discounted admission become a member - see our website for member pricing and freebies.
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Poor site lines and poor seats barely compensate for the ability to see first-rate movies. Parking in the area is limited.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a quaint facility operated by the Sarasota Film Society. They offer the best selection of Indie, foreign, and "art" films in the area. Small set of 3 theaters, good viewing on smaller screens that add to the intimacy of film-going gracious employees. Only challenge is limited parking availability in Burn's Court area. When going you have to be aware that the theater is on a small back street, not the main thoroughfare.

Thank Lawrence A
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Burns Cinema is unique, artsy, and exemplifies the cultural sophistication of Sarasota. They have a habit of choosing excellent films that usually don't play in the mainstream theaters. Once in a while they "chicken-out" if a film is too controversial or if it's too far to the political left. However, their biggest problem is their small 4th theater that has a tiny screen and few seats. This theater would be great for a personal screening or a private party; but for a feature film - it's just too small to feel like you're having a real film experience. Also, their concession stand is still in chaos and the popcorn is awful - but, that's no big deal. A major improvement has been noticed with at the ticket window where 20-somethings used to have a major attitude problem when selling tickets (this was a common complaint and a real annoyance). Obviously, a "manager" finally took notice of this prevalent attitude and hired some nice young people. Burns Cinema is always consistent when it comes to the best foreign film releases.

Thank BobW516
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The fact that they run great foreign films makes this place special. The staff are friendly and the seats are comfortable. However the trade off is the small screen . Regardless I still enjoyed the film.

Thank mrtasty
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is where the true movie finatics go to see film festival type movies. Many famous people frequent this location.

Thank Williamsuarez
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