Fine Arts Theatre

Fine Arts Theatre Dedicated To First Run Art & Independent Films. Reopened in 1997, the Fine Arts Theatre features Art & Independent films. John Cram renovated Asheville's last remaining downtown cinema as part of his Adventure in the Arts.
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Premiering over 50 films a year, the Theatre is open daily with matinées, evening viewings and late shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket Prices:
Matinées - $8.00
Evenings - $10.00
Seniors (60+) - $7.50

Discount tickets for evening shows:
Students / Military - $9.00
Seniors (60+) - $7.50

$5 Tuesdays: all regular show tickets are only $5 every Tuesday! Special Event ticket prices may vary. PARKING SUGGESTIONS:
Biltmore Avenue Garage (city parking deck) under the Aloft hotel - The first hour is free, then $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. Metered street parking is free after 6 pm, Monday-Saturday, and all day on Sundays and city holidays.

Operating as usual

While we’d love to open the Fine Arts Theatre tomorrow, unfortunately, the film industry has yet to catch up with pandem...
05/28/2021

While we’d love to open the Fine Arts Theatre tomorrow, unfortunately, the film industry has yet to catch up with pandemic recovery. Distributors are just starting to eke out mainstream titles, and the art + independent side is still awaiting good releases later in the summer and fall. We feel opening later in the summer will allow the quality of film releases to catch up with the public’s willingness to support our business.

While we’d love to open the Fine Arts Theatre tomorrow, unfortunately, the film industry has yet to catch up with pandemic recovery. Distributors are just starting to eke out mainstream titles, and the art + independent side is still awaiting good releases later in the summer and fall. We feel opening later in the summer will allow the quality of film releases to catch up with the public’s willingness to support our business.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema through June 1 - HERMITAGE: THE POWER OF ARTDirected by: Michele MallyRuntime: 90 minR...
05/28/2021
HERMITAGE - THE POWER OF ART: Great Art on Screen (documentary) - AT HOME

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema through June 1 - HERMITAGE: THE POWER OF ART

Directed by: Michele Mally
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: NR (treat as PG-13)

Hermitage: The Power of Art, a spectacular documentary event, tours through St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.

BY Experience offers events for customers to view at home on an internet-enabled device, on a 'by appointment' (not VOD) basis. Customers screen as if they were attending at the venue itself (no fast-forward, pause, rewind, or multi-watch option) in a 'virtual communal experience'.

$10 per ticket via Stellar. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://www.stellartickets.com/o/by-experience/events/hermitage-the-power-of-art-great-art-on-screen-documentary-series?aff=686395

******IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!!! You are purchasing an at-home stream of Hermitage - The Power of Art, through this affiliate cinema. The stream is made possible through our "Virtual Cinema Event" program, offered in response to on-going COVID-restrictions to in-person gatherings. One ticket is requi...

Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - TWO GODSDirected By: Zeshawn AliRuntime: 82 minRated: NRHanif is a Muslim casket mak...
05/21/2021
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Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - TWO GODS

Directed By: Zeshawn Ali
Runtime: 82 min
Rated: NR

Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark NJ. He mentors two kids – Furguan, a confident 12-year-old who comes from a rough home, and Naz, a 17-year-old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young black man growing up in Newark. Hardship comes when Furguan’s home life becomes more turbulent and Naz gets caught up in a serious arrest. Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral.

During their darkest moments, they take what they’ve learned from each other to pull through. And through faith, brotherhood and redemption, they find their purpose.

$10 to rent via Eventive. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://watch.eventive.org/twogods/play/609d457a6eaea9005b92d401

A poetic meditation on life, death and the struggle in between.

Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - Exhibiton on Screen's SUNFLOWERSDirected By: David BickerstaffRuntime: 90 minRated: ...
05/18/2021
Watch ASHEVILLE FINE ARTS - SUNFLOWERS Online | Vimeo On Demand

Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - Exhibiton on Screen's SUNFLOWERS

Directed By: David Bickerstaff
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: NR

A unique opportunity to see, as never before, this series of spectacular paintings. Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers are among his most famous works, and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly-owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. And once again, the Van Gogh museum opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen.

They are immediately recognisable, but our film goes beyond the surface to explore the many questions and mysteries that surround these works. Why, for example, did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown? Indeed, when did the flower itself arrive in Europe and how had previous artists reacted to it? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does that differ from version to version? And what secrets did scientists discover when they analysed the work in detail? All is revealed in this fascinating film, which travelled beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the works.

$12 to rent via Vimeo. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

This film will be available to view from 18 May. You can pre-order now. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN PRESENTS: SUNFLOWERS A unique opportunity to see, as never before,…

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - ABOUT ENDLESSNESSDirected By: Roy AnderssonStarring: Martin Serner, Jessica Louthand...
04/30/2021
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Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

Directed By: Roy Andersson
Starring: Martin Serner, Jessica Louthander, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström, Jan-Eje Ferling, Bengt Bergius, Thore Flygel
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: NR
In Swedish with English subtitles.

ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Includes an exclusive pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Roy Andersson and Palme d’Or winning/Oscar nominated filmmaker Ruben Östlund (THE SQUARE, FORCE MAJEURE).

From Magnolia Pictures. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://watch.eventive.org/aboutendlessness/play/6079c8e300869d00bed431e7

ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality

Now Playing in Virtual Cinema - THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLDDirected By: Joe GantzRated: NRRuntime: 102 minThe Race to Sav...
04/23/2021
The Race to Save the World | FINE ARTS THEATER Presents: The Race to Save the World |

Now Playing in Virtual Cinema - THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD

Directed By: Joe Gantz
Rated: NR
Runtime: 102 min

The Race to Save The World is a climate documentary with a uniquely optimistic approach. It follows passionate activists whose single-minded focus is the creation of a sustainable world for future generations. These climate warriors, ages 15 to 72, are in the trenches fighting for a livable future, regardless of the personal cost. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil these activists endure as they push for change. The Race to Save The World is an energizing and inspiring call-to-action that inspires viewers to quit waiting on the sidelines and start making their voices heard.

From Crushed Planet Films. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://watch.eventive.org/theracetosavetheworld/play/6074dde0b77f2c005a83f7f5

The Race to Save The World follows passionate Climate activists in the trenches who are fighting for a livable future regardless of the personal costs.

2021 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMSFor the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominate...
04/02/2021
Catalog | Fine Arts Theatre Oscar Nominated Short Films 2021

2021 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered -- Animated, Live Action and Documentary -- this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th. Watch each shorts program individually or bundle all three together at a reduced price.

$12 to rent per category or bundle all 3 for $30. A percentage of the proceeds benefits the Fine Arts.

https://watch.eventive.org/ons21-fineartstheatre

Now Playing in Virtual Cinema - EASTER IN ART from Exhibition on ScreenDirected by Phil Grabsky85 minAvailable through A...
03/26/2021
Watch EASTER IN ART - ASHEVILLE FINE ARTS THEATRE Online | Vimeo On Demand

Now Playing in Virtual Cinema - EASTER IN ART from Exhibition on Screen

Directed by Phil Grabsky
85 min

Available through April 5.

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is among the most significant historical events of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as interpreted by the greatest artists in history.

From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Shot on location in Israel, the United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists – including Caravaggio, Raphael, Leonardo, El Greco, Bosch, Rembrandt, Munch, Michelangelo and more – have portrayed the Easter story through the ages. Whether you are religious or not, this extraordinary film narrates not only the greatest story ever told, but arguably the greatest story ever painted – a story that reveals much about the history of civilisation.

$12 to rent from Exhibition on Screen. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ashevilleeaster

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of…

FRIDA - VIVA LA VIDA: GREAT ART ON SCREEN DOCUMENTARYVirtual Screenings:  March 17 – 23, 2021Runtime:  90 minutesRating:...
03/15/2021
FRIDA: VIVA LA FRIDA - Great Art on Screen (documentary series)

FRIDA - VIVA LA VIDA: GREAT ART ON SCREEN DOCUMENTARY
Virtual Screenings: March 17 – 23, 2021
Runtime: 90 minutes
Rating: Not rated. Contains nudity.

A cinematic documentary event film celebrating the revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism. Featuring interviews with Hilda Trujillo Soto, the director of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City and Cristina Kahlo, Frida Kahlo’s grandniece, historical documents, photographs, clothes, and other personal items belonging to Frida, kept in the archives of the Frida Kahlo Museum and normally not accessible to the public, captivating reconstructions, and Kahlo’s own paintings, on display in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

BY Experience offers events for customers to view at home on an internet-enabled device, on a “by appointment” (not VOD) basis. Customers screen as if they were attending at the venue itself (no fast-forward, pause, rewind, or multi-watch option) in a “virtual communal experience”.

https://www.stellartickets.com/o/by-experience/events/frida-viva-la-frida-great-art-on-screen-documentary-series?aff=686393

Frida - Viva La Vida is a cinematic documentary event film that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on the one side, a revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, a human being tormented by agony and love. The duality of the artist will be revealed thro...

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - STRAYDirected By: Elizabeth LoRuntime: 72 minRated: NRIn STRAY, a trio of canine out...
03/05/2021
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Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - STRAY

Directed By: Elizabeth Lo
Runtime: 72 min
Rated: NR

In STRAY, a trio of canine outcasts roam the streets of Istanbul. Through their eyes and ears, we are shown an intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people.

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

From Magnolia Pictures. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.
https://watch.eventive.org/stray/play/602ebe69becfe30053312baa

Whether through bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of three stray dogs provides a window into the overlooked corners of Turkish society.

MINARI's virtual run has been extended through Monday, March 1. Tickets are available at the link below.https://bit.ly/3...
02/26/2021
Minari Virtual Screenings | A24 Screening Room

MINARI's virtual run has been extended through Monday, March 1. Tickets are available at the link below.

https://bit.ly/3aAW7M9

A24 Screening Room is a virtual cinema platform, created to supplement our limited theatrical release of Minari on February 12. In conjunction with our theater partners, the Screening Room will host virtual screenings as we work together to bring Minari to the audiences who want to see it most.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - 17 BLOCKSDirected By: Davy RothbartRuntime: 96 minRated: NRIn 1999, nine-year-old Em...
02/19/2021
17 Blocks | Fine Arts Theatre | 17 Blocks

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - 17 BLOCKS

Directed By: Davy Rothbart
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: NR

In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his Washington, D.C. family began to film their daily lives in America's most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol building. They've been filming ever since.

Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist Davy Rothbart, the film focuses on four generations of the Sanford Family, including Emmanuel, a promising student, his brother Smurf, a local drug dealer, his sister Denice, an aspiring cop, and his mother Cheryl, who must conquer her own demons for her family to prosper.

Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation's ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

From MTV Studios. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://watch.eventive.org/17blocks/play/60243c4126987b00633f09f4

A gripping 20-year look at one family's raw, deeply personal saga.

More MINARI tickets have been released! Use the link below to see available screening dates.
02/19/2021
Minari Virtual Screenings | A24 Screening Room

More MINARI tickets have been released! Use the link below to see available screening dates.

A24 Screening Room is a virtual cinema platform, created to supplement our limited theatrical release of Minari on February 12. In conjunction with our theater partners, the Screening Room will host virtual screenings as we work together to bring Minari to the audiences who want to see it most.

Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDSDirected By: Freida Lee MockRuntime: 89 minRa...
02/13/2021
RUTH – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Now Playing in Our Virtual Cinema - RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS

Directed By: Freida Lee Mock
Runtime: 89 min
Rated: NR

How does a person with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court? The film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights.

From Virgil Films / Kino Marquee. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds benefit the Fine Arts.

https://kinomarquee.com/film/ruth-justice-ginsburg-in-her-own-words/5ff8adfe6b952e00019ca8d0/fine-arts-theatre

How does a person with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court? The film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Colu...

Tickets are now on sale for MINARI. Virtual screenings begin Feb 12 and end Feb 25. Details below.MINARIDirected By: Lee...
02/08/2021
Minari Virtual Screenings | A24 Screening Room

Tickets are now on sale for MINARI. Virtual screenings begin Feb 12 and end Feb 25. Details below.

MINARI
Directed By: Lee Isaac Chung
Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Scott Haze with Yuh-Jung Youn and Will Patton
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: PG-13

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

From A24. $20 per ticket. A portion of ticket sales go to the Fine Arts when you purchase your ticket using the link below.

For details about the ticketing process, please visit the A24 Screening Room FAQ section: https://screeningroom.a24films.com/page/faq

https://bit.ly/3aAW7M9

A24 Screening Room is a virtual cinema platform, created to supplement our limited theatrical release of Minari on February 12. In conjunction with our theater partners, the Screening Room will host virtual screenings as we work together to bring Minari to the audiences who want to see it most.

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36 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
28801

Opening Hours

Monday 12:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 12:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:30 - 21:00
Thursday 12:30 - 21:00
Friday 12:30 - 23:00
Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
Sunday 12:30 - 21:00

Telephone

(828) 232-1536

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Reopened in 1997, the Fine Arts Theatre features Art & Independent films. John Cram renovated Asheville's last remaining downtown cinema as part of his Adventure in the Arts. Premiering over 50 films a year, the Theatre is open daily with matinées, evening viewings and late shows on Friday and Saturday nights. TICKET PRICES

$10.00 General Admission

$7.50 Seniors - All Shows*

$8.00 Matinees - All Shows before 6:00pm*

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Which version of "Godzilla" is showing next week? The website features a "Gojira" graphic but links to a "Godzilla" trailer.
Are you bringing "Women at War" to the Fine Arts?
Hope you’re getting In Like Flynn
What are the chances of getting this film?
Just finished watching BlacKkKlansman with Brandon and it opened my eyes for sure. Brandon wasn't surprised by what went on, but it awakened me. The hatred from the 70's still exists today and it is not okay to put on blinders. Love conquers all things. I encourage ALL people to watch. #powertoallthepeople
You really should make some effort to deal with patrons that disrupt the movie. Last nights 7 PM showing of Isle of Dogs was ruined by people sitting in the back talking and yelling through the entire movie.
Any chance that you will be showing Bleecker Street's "Nostalgia" anytime soon? Thanks
Any way you'll be showing Phantom Thread?
Will you bring The Square to Asheville?
I'm confused about the schedule for Loving Vincent. Does it run through Nov. 2nd or only through tomorrow the 26th of Oct.?