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Fine Arts Theater

36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
+1 828-232-1536
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Have a beer and popcorn and See a movie. Matinee Tuesday is a bargain. Clean. Friendly staff. Fun... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2015
via mobile
Great films in a cozy theater.

It's one of the great downtown attractions, combining good options of usually 2-3 movies along with... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Todd S
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 Jul 2017
“Amazing Old Theater”
7 Mar 2017
“Always a winner with us”
36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
Downtown Asheville
+1 828-232-1536
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Have a beer and popcorn and See a movie. Matinee Tuesday is a bargain. Clean. Friendly staff. Fun entertainment . Don't miss this great little theater

Thank cjb9x
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It's one of the great downtown attractions, combining good options of usually 2-3 movies along with one of Asheville's many excellent restaurants within walking distance. Fine craft beer is available on draft, but the popcorn is not good: it's dry, no butter available, and only...More

Thank Todd S
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.

Thank DonnaBailey
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...More

Thank smokeyjoe01
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...More

Thank KenCookie
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.

Thank Jamie R
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...More

Thank foodieintally
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...More

Thank Samantha B
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.

Thank CorpSpy
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...More

Thank Ann7316
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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.