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“A gem of a cinema!”
Review of a/perture cinema

a/perture cinema
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Owner description: 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 room, a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A gem of a cinema!”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Aperture offers art films, award winning films, as well as documentaries that inform and provide a service to the community. Often there are no other venues that offer some of the films that I have seen there, and every one that I have seen has been a work of art. I wish I could find time to see every film they offer. The three small theaters are comfortable and clean. High quality snacks and beverages, including wine and beer, are sold at the front.

Visited June 2014
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curator311, Owner at a/perture cinema, responded to this review, November 3, 2014
Love that you think we are a gem! Thanks for the awesomely kind review!
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North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“c/inema”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

LUCKY me! I live in Winston - Salem and get to watch everything that is worth watching at the fabulous a/perture cinema while munching on a bag of Chad's Carolina Corn. It is THE best popcorn in a bag you'll ever have. My favorite flavor — the Carolina Mix: half white cheddar and half caramel corn; salty-sweet yumminess!

Visited June 2014
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curator311, Owner at a/perture cinema, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thanks for your kind review and for using our naming convention in it! We'll make sure to keep the Carolina mix stocked just for you!
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north carolina
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Gem in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

This little theater with three screens has been a great addition to the WS downtown scene. It offers great movies that you won't find at your local multiplex, serves beer and wine and great popcorn. Movie tickets and concessions are fairly priced. They even have movies at 10:30 am on Sat and Sun.- very big city like. The largest theater has maybe 80 seats. Screens are elevated so make sure you get there early or you'll need a neck collar after the film from looking up. Seats aren't the most comfortable, but they have cup holders and are certainly adequate. Staff is very friendly and keeps the theaters very clean. We go there regularly to see independent and foreign films usually offered only in big cities. We love A/perture!

Visited May 2014
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curator311, Owner at a/perture cinema, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
So great to hear you like our early morning screenings! Thanks for the a/mazingly kind review!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Level 6 Contributor
612 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Our favorite theater”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just love this intimate theater. They show GREAT films, that often can't be found in the big boxes. Their selection of food and drinks is wonderful. A great venue!

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curator311, Owner at a/perture cinema, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thanks for your review and we look forward to continue to offer you all the movies you want to see. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love this Offbeat Theatre”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a unique "artsy" theatre that offers great concessions including beer and wine. In the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, it is a classy venue compared to the "run-of-the-mill" theaters.

Visited April 2014
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curator311, Owner at a/perture cinema, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thanks for your a/wesomely kind review!
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