Cinema/Theaters Archives - NC Blue Ridge


The Bohemian spirit is alive and well in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area boasts numerous theaters ranging from small black box stages to the official playhouse in the State of North Carolina. Visitors can enjoy nationally acclaimed stage productions, independent cinema, improve comedy, dance troupes – the list goes on.

The mountains have been a home base for the arts for years, and has at times served as the backdrop in multiple major pictures. Last of the Mohicans includes scenes from Chimney Rock State Park, Dirty Dancing’s iconic scenes were filmed at Lake Lure, Richie Rich and Hannibal both used Biltmore as their backdrop, and The Hunger Games was filmed across the mountains from Dupont State Park in Hendersonville to “District 12” near Glen Alpine. You can visit most of these iconic areas during your time in the mountains.

Here’s a list of theatres and cinemas we recommend while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Fine Arts Theatre

36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

The Fine Arts Theatre has been Asheville’s home for Art & Independent film for twenty years. Premiering over 50 films a year, the theatre is open daily with matinees, evening viewings and late shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Convenient off-street parking is available at one of two…

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The Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre

2661 Greenville Hwy.
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Tens of thousands of patrons of the arts turn out annually to the State Theatre of North Carolina, for major musicals, engaging plays, musical concert series and a spectacular Christmas show worthy to be a tradition in any family.

Proudly bearing the mantle of the State Theatre since 1961, Flat…

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Tryon Fine Arts Center

34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782

Tryon Fine Arts Center strives to provide a stimulating environment where creativity can flourish. We foster growing and evolving relationships between organizations engaged in or supporting the arts. We provide opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to…

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