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Lovely Local Spot

I grew up with big, mega-theaters so I was a bit confused as to what this was when I moved to... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Rome, Italy
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 July 8, 2017
Clemson, South Carolina
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36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The Fine Arts tends to show independent movies and quality, thoughtful movies - no summer blockbusters that are just vehicles for CGI. It acknowledges its racy past during trailers; just ask any Ashevillian. Ticket prices are reasonable, as are concessions, and beer and wine are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I grew up with big, mega-theaters so I was a bit confused as to what this was when I moved to Asheville. After attending both a movie and a meeting of local filmmakers here, I have to say I'm charmed. Make sure you buy your...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Just watched my first movie at this lovely theater. Comfortable seats, aisles and view. I'll be coming back for more

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Levannah
Reviewed August 31, 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!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cjb9x
Reviewed July 27, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed June 4, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cbruckman
Reviewed April 12, 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!

Date of experience: March 2016
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December 22, 2016|
Response from Bonnie P | Reviewed this property |
We never saw the place crowded, but on Tuesday it probably is.