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Fine Arts Theater

Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
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If you like off-beat

If you are looking for the off beat movie, this is the place. If you are looking for Indie movies, this is the place. If you are looking for Star Wars...it's not. Very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you are looking for the off beat movie, this is the place. If you are looking for Indie movies, this is the place. If you are looking for Star Wars...it's not. Very "Asheville" with beer and wine being served along with wonderful movies.

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Thank DonnaBailey
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

First time ever for a double decker theater. What a beautiful place. Loved the art deco building. Exceptional maintenance. Serving up beer and wine with your popcorn. Superb non-mainstream movies most of us would never see if it wasn't for this venue. We will return next week for a second helping. Try it, you'll like it.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

The location is superb--right in downtown Asheville, making it very convenient to a host of good restaurants, shopping, galleries, and plain old people watching. Hint: For parking, try the lot in the Aloft Hotel practically across the street. The movies playing here are always the best--the ones that get superb reviews. The sound and picture quality are excellent. The seating... More 

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Thank KenCookie
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

There are many venues that make Asheville a wonderful place to live and visit. The Fine Arts Theater is one of them. With three indie films shown simultaneously, the audience gets to see exceptional foreign films that would be missed if not for this Theater.

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Tallahassee, Fl
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174 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

After enduring multi-plex theaters with their poor sound control and missing the "little", often independent, films I so enjoy, I was pleased to be back in the Asheville area and visiting the Fine Arts Theater once again. It is right downtown so you can make a day of browsing the shops, having a meal at a locally owned restaurant, and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This theater is what going to the movies is all about. The main theater is huge and well maintained over the years. Very enjoyable experience overall! Infinitely better atmosphere, cleanliness and movie selection than Carolina Cinema or any of the big box movie theaters. Dropped in midday to spontaneously see Kumiko and was pleasantly surprised to be able to purchase... More 

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Fine Arts Theatre is a nice size for a small city like Asheville. Two current movies were being played and we liked that one was a foreign-movie. the prices were better than what we pay in a larger city.

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Thank CorpSpy
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132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Couldn't wait to return to his theater (from 3 years ago). The staff appears to be film-fans, which enhances the experience. The films they select are cream of the crop - especially when you're finishing up an Oscar viewing list. They have unique (locally made goods) and ordinary concessions. They also serve beer & wine (yay!). It's Art Deco top... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

We had just been home from New Orleans 1 day. To say I was tired was an understatement. But Tracy wanted to go to the Fine Arts Theater and watch the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon. So we did. I haven't been to the Fine Arts Theater in about 20 years so it was nice to go and watch a... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

It is good to have Scotty Corbin back where he belongs. Looking forward to the fine entertainment of 2015 and his wonderful plays put on by the Overlook Theatre.

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