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Fine Arts Theater

36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
+1 828-232-1536
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Amazing Old Theater

We recently went to this theater for the first time. It was amazing. It's huge and old and... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Clemson, South Carolina
Always a winner with us

We love this theatre for ambiance, reasonable treat prices and great firm selections - we call this... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Weaverville, North Carolina
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“indie films” (8 reviews)
“great films” (5 reviews)
“aloft hotel” (4 reviews)
36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
Downtown Asheville
+1 828-232-1536
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We recently went to this theater for the first time. It was amazing. It's huge and old and wonderful. One word of warning, the bathrooms are only accessible via stairs. Wasn't a problem for us, but after the movie we noticed some older patrons had...More

Thank MLB768
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We love this theatre for ambiance, reasonable treat prices and great firm selections - we call this the "smart" theatre where you can see great films that aren't offered everywhere plus have old style theatre atmosphere. Friendly staff and I love that they off hot...More

Thank marytjamieson
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We wanted to see the movie "Jackie" and the Fine Arts Theater was the only screen in the area showing the film. I liked this little theatre -- my husband less so. Popcorn and a Coke was reasonably priced compared with other theaters. Finding nearly...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We love the movies they show. The theater I'd very comfortable up or down. Good pop corn and a beer. Enjoy the show!

Thank cjb9x
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We loved this theater...it was beautiful and very clean. The downstairs theater is completely handicap accessible; they even have a bathroom on the same level for the handicapped. We saw Hunt for the Wildlings, which was funny and touching. A great night out.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 4 June 2016

They always seem to have the best movies—little gems that the multiplex theaters skip. And the art deco feel is wonderful. Maybe the seats aren't quite as comfy, but I much prefer it.

Thank cbruckman
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is our go-to movie theater. It's small, in the center of downtown Asheville, with an old-style movie marquee. The movies here are a current movies but with a lean to the more artistic or international. It's a great place for a date!

Thank smallblondemom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We absolutely love this theatre and check out a movie here whenever we are in town. The staff is friendly, prices reasonable and you have to love the old school charm. Add in that they play some excellent movies (we've caught imitation game, silver linings...More

Thank UGDawwg34
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I discovered this artsy theatre as I was taking a stroll from the Aloft Hotel and figured why not go see a film. Tickets are generally $9.75 but I happened to go on a Tuesday so was happily surprised to discover the ticket was just...More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

The Fine Arts is an old-time movie theater in the heart of downtown Asheville. Unlike others in larger cities, the Fine Arts is small. Two art films play, one on the main floor, and one upstairs, at aporoximately 1, 4, and 7 p.m. The theater...More

1  Thank Brenda S
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22 December 2016|
Response from Bonnie P | Reviewed this property |
We never saw the place crowded, but on Tuesday it probably is.