Fine Arts Theatre

Fine Arts Theatre Dedicated To First Run Art & Independent Films.
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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: 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.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE TOBACCONIST Directed By: Nikolaus LeytnerStarring: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Joha...
07/10/2020
The Tobacconist

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE TOBACCONIST

Directed By: Nikolaus Leytner
Starring: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: NR
In German with English subtitles

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

From Menemsha Films. $12 to rent. 40% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://kinomarquee.com/film/the-tobacconist/5ef643fd4c1375000174a2d7/fine-arts-theatre

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz, “Wings of Desire”, “Downfall”), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-...

07/03/2020
In Love's Shadow

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - IN LOVE’S SHADOW

Directed By: Jethro Waters
Starring: Ralph Burns
Runtime: 20 min
Rated: NR

This free documentary short is presented by @ [169982523660:274:Blue Spiral 1] in conjunction with their Ralph Burns exhibit.

Ralph Burns, a prolific southern photographer with a 50+ year history in the medium, revisits Graceland on the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death. Beginning on the first Anniversary in 1978, Burns photographed Elvis fans during this pilgrimage for nearly 30 years consecutively. His series 'How Great Thou Art' has received international recognition since the 1980s, and this film finds him ten years past his last visit to Graceland, making his final trip as a closing to this series. Part love letter to film photography and darkroom printing process, part exploration of the human need for ritual, In Love's Shadow is the portrait of an artist who has built a lifetime of work exploring subcultures, worship, and ritual around the world.

https://www.inlovesshadow.com

This is "In Love's Shadow" by Jethro Waters on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Now Playing in our Virual Cinema - JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE Directed By: Dawn PorterStarring: John LewisRuntime: 96 minR...
07/03/2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble | John Lewis: Good Trouble - Virtual Cinema

Now Playing in our Virual Cinema - JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Directed By: Dawn Porter
Starring: John Lewis
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: PG

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that's a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.

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

https://watch.eventive.org/johnlewis/play/5ef2ab76f95ecc0044ad49a0

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD Directed By: Bora KimStarring: Ji-hu Park, Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-...
06/26/2020
House of Hummingbird

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

Directed By: Bora Kim
Starring: Ji-hu Park, Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-yeon Lee, In-gi Jeong
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: NR
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD is a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama directed by Bora Kim and set in South Korea. Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Deprived of attention from her family, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When new teacher Young-ji arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.
From Well Go USA Entertainment and Kino Lorber. Rental link on website (link in bio). $12 to rent. 40% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://kinomarquee.com/film/house-of-hummingbird/5ee919386d841f0001df2f96/fine-arts-theatre

14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing e...

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - PROUD Directed by: Philippe FauconStarring: Stanislas Nordey, Frédéric Pierrot, Samu...
06/19/2020
Proud

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - PROUD

Directed by: Philippe Faucon
Starring: Stanislas Nordey, Frédéric Pierrot, Samuel Theis
Runtime: ~50 min per episode
Rated: NR
In French with English subtitles.

In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. Proud tells the story of Charles, Victor and Diego, three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades. From the award-winning director of Fatima (the 2016 Cesar winner for Best Film), this three-part episodic cinema event is a chronology of tolerance and a portrait of one family through changing times.

From Kino Lorber. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.


https://kinomarquee.com/film/proud/5ee1119fbfbff70001f4ffc6/fine-arts-theatre

In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. PROUD tells the story of Charles, Victor and Diego, three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes...

06/18/2020
The Asheville Movie Guys discuss 'Molly's Game'

The Asheville Movie Guys discuss 'Molly's Game'. Brought to you by the Mountain Xpress, Asheville Movies, and the Fine Arts Theatre. Streamed and recorded via Facebook Live on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Asheville Studio. Production services by Piscean Pictures.

Apologies again for the technical difficulties during the live stream.

Edited to correct date.

06/15/2020
Asheville Movie Guys

Try this link for the live feed. Apologies again!

The Asheville Movie Guys discuss the film 'Molly's Game'. This is brought to you by Mountain Xpress, AshevilleMovies.com, and the Fine Arts Theatre. Streamed from the Asheville Studio and production services provided by Piscean Pictures. #AshevilleMovieGuys , #MountainX , #fineartstheatre .

06/15/2020
Asheville Movie Guys

The live stream is up and running again. Apologies for the technical difficulties!

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleMovieGuys/videos/259190055355435/

The Asheville Movie Guys discuss the film 'Molly's Game'. This is brought to you by Mountain Xpress, AshevilleMovies.com, and the Fine Arts Theatre. Streamed from the Asheville Studio and production services provided by Piscean Pictures. #AshevilleMovieGuys , #MountainX , #fineartstheatre .

06/15/2020
Asheville Movie Guys discuss the Michelle Obama doc 'Becoming'

The Asheville Movie Guys discuss the Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming'. Brought to you by the Mountain Xpress, Asheville Movies, and the Fine Arts Theatre. Streamed and recorded via Facebook Live on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Asheville Studio. Production services by Piscean Pictures.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - SHIRLEY Directed By: Josephine DeckerStarring: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Od...
06/13/2020
FINE ARTS THEATRE presents SHIRLEY

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - SHIRLEY

Directed By: Josephine Decker
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman
Runtime: 107
Rated: R

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

From @neonrated. $5.99 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://neonrated.vhx.tv/buy/fine-arts-theatre-presents-shirley

Watch the Sundance award-winning SHIRLEY starring Elisabeth Moss, and stay posted on upcoming virtual Q&A's with the filmmakers and the cast. Click HERE for more info. Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her metic...

06/13/2020
Watch The Surrogate Online | Vimeo On Demand

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE SURROGATE

Directed By: Jeremy Hersch
Starring: Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: NR

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

From Monument Releasing. $12 to rent when you use the promo code fineartsnc. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://vimeo.com/r/2KjV/LllWbXNsZn

FOR A LOWER PRICE AND TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATER, use the unique promo code for your venue found in your local mailing or at our site: monumentreleasing.com/the-surrogate-theatrical (Promo…

Available to own: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, WHOSE STREETS? and TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM from Magnolia Pictures. Magnoli...
06/12/2020

Available to own: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, WHOSE STREETS? and TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM from Magnolia Pictures. Magnolia will be supporting legal defense and bail funds nationwide throughout the summer, and the Fine Arts Theatre's proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

These 3 powerful documentaries are $6.99 each or $15 for all 3. Go to fineartstheatre.com for more details and to purchase the films.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.

WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice.

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner.

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - PAPICHADirected By: Mounia MeddourStarring: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hi...
05/29/2020
Papicha @ Fine Art Theater

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - PAPICHA

Directed By: Mounia Meddour
Starring: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha, Nadia Kaci, Meryem Medjkane
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: NR
In French and Arabic with English subtitles

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

From Distrib Films US. $10 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

VIRTUAL CINEMA VIEWING OPTIONS :
You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile devices. IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television.

https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/papicha-fine-art-theater

Papicha Directed by Mounia Meddour Drama – France, Algeria – 2019 – 105′ In French and Arabic with English Subtitles Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’) is a university student during the Algerian Civil War. Although she’s studying French, ...

05/25/2020
Asheville Movie Guys discuss 'Slow West'

The Asheville Movie Guys discuss 'Slow West'. Featuring Edwin Arnaudin and Bruce Steele of Asheville Movies. Streamed and recorded via Facebook Live on Monday, May 11, at the Asheville Studio. Production services by Piscean Pictures.

05/22/2020
Watch ASHEVILLE FINE ARTS - THE ARTIST'S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (Exhibition on Screen) Online | Vimeo On Demand

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM

Directed By: Phil Grabsky
Narrated By: Gillian Anderson
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: NR

As America steamed into the Industrial Age, urban reformers fought to create public parks and gardens: patches of beauty amid smokestacks and ash heaps. These gardens provided unlimited inspiration for artists and a never-ending oasis for the growing middle class, made up of increasingly independent women, who relished the writings of English horticulturalists Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson. Meanwhile the rise of wide-circulation magazines cultivated the idea that gardening was a path to spiritual renewal amid industrial blight and the belief that artists should work in native landscapes.

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

From Exhibition On Screen. $12 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ashevilleartistsgarden

BY RENTING THIS FILM YOU ARE HELPING YOUR LOCAL CINEMA. ALL PROFITS WILL BE EQUALLY SHARED BETWEEN THE ASHEVILLE FINE ARTS THEATRE AND THE DISTRIBUTORS. Taking…

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE PAINTER AND THE THIEFDirected By: Benjamin ReeStarring: Barbora Kysilkova Runtim...
05/22/2020
FINE ARTS THEATRE pres. THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Directed By: Benjamin Ree
Starring: Barbora Kysilkova
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: NR

Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

From NEON. $3.99 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://neonrated.vhx.tv/buy/fine-arts-theatre-pres-the-painter-and-the-thief

Watch the Sundance Award winning film, followed by a special, bonus conversation with director Benjamin Ree and the Academy Award-winning Executive Producer Morgan Neville. You can also tune in for one of our pre-taped Q&A's with the filmmakers and subjects from the film. Click HERE for more info. D...

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - MILITARY WIVESDirected By: Peter CattaneoStarring: Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon H...
05/22/2020
Military Wives - Presented by Fine Arts Theatre

Now Playing in our Virtual Cinema - MILITARY WIVES

Directed By: Peter Cattaneo
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: PG-13

MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events.

Bleecker Street Presents: Art House Anywhere - While nothing can ever replace the theatrical experience, it is still our goal to provide the excitement and joy that comes from discovering a first-run feature, but now from the safety of your own home.

From Bleecker Street. $4.99 to rent. 50% of proceeds go to the Fine Arts.

https://militarywivesmovie.vhx.tv/products/military-wives-presented-by-fine-arts-theatre

MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quick...

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36 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
28801

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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

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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*

$9.00 Military - W/ID - All Shows after 6:00pm*

$9.00 Student W/ID - All Shows after 6:00pm*

$10.00 Adults

*You must request these prices at time of purchase

We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard & American Express - Sorry, no checks.

No advance tickets are sold for regularly scheduled films, Some Special Events will offer advance tickets. Special Event ticket prices may vary. Tickets for regularly scheduled films are sold 30 minutes before showtimes. Sorry, no exceptions. PARKING SUGGESTIONS: Biltmore Avenue Garage (city parking deck) under the Aloft hotel - The first hour is free, then $1.50 per hour for each additional hour. Metered street parking is free after 6 pm, Monday-Saturday, and all day on Sundays and city holidays.

NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY:

Due to the historic nature of our building, there is no elevator. The upstairs theatre is only accessible via stairs.

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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.?