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“Good variety of movies in our downtown”
Review of Fine Arts Theater

Fine Arts Theater
Ranked #5 of 30 Fun & Games in Asheville
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

I've rated this theater based on 3 issues. First, the moves that come to this theater are ones that might not ever come to town without their efforts. Second, this is the only theater in the downtown, and its proximity to some good restaurants - Laurey's and Doc Chey's in particular - makes this theater a great destination. Third, Asheville's downtown in the 1980's was in a bad shape. There was even talk of tearing down all the buildings and building a mall. There were a few people that had the foresight to stop this effort, and the owner of the Fine Arts was one of them. He turned an old adult theater into a great destination.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Every motion picture that I have seen here has had some special quality. You can get reviews of the films on the Fine Arts Theater website prior to attending. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. The whole atmosphere is warm and cozy.

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Right downtown and shows lots of foreign and arthouse films.

Thank Monica N
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

Aw, I just love this movie theater. We live in Asheville and mostly go to other theaters simply because this one doesn't always have the first-run movies one hears about, but occasionally we will find a movie and go just for the atmosphere. It has that old movie theater feel like the one in the '60's in the small Arkansas town I grew up in. The staff is wonderful, the popcorn is delicious, and we are not beer drinkers (what! in Asheville! is that possible!) but the other reviews have stated you can buy a beer and enjoy a movie. I might try that next time with my wife! The movies are sometimes "edgy" so its not the place to go without knowing what the movie is, but there is enough variety where anyone eventually can go and enjoy the best movie experience in Western North Carolina! The fact that some of the movies are simply awesome but not released to the major national chains is what makes this fun sometimes! We highly recommend it! Enjoy!

2  Thank David D
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Asheville. The movies they get 9 times out of 10 are great. They even serve beer inside.

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