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While Fine Arts Theatre remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are pleased to now offer curated Fine Arts programming that you can enjoy at home. Your rental of these films help support our theatre during this unprecedented time. For more information on this service, please visit our webpage. Your support means so much to us. Please stay safe so we can see you all very soon!
Virtual Cinema FAQ
While Fine Arts Theatre Place remains closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently offering virtual screenings to watch right from home until the time comes when we can see you again! We’re moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues.
We have tried to answer some common questions you may have about how our virtual cinema works.
If you have additional questions, please submit a request through our contact form.
Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE FILMS?
A: Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Fine Arts Theatre. In most cases, you will need to create an account, if you don’t already have one, for the individual platform the film uses. Once signed in and purchased, you will then get access to watch on your computer, tablet or mobile device. We suggest connecting your laptop to your television via an HDMI cable to display on your television.
Some distributors, such as Kino Now, also utilize apps for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) so you can watch the film on your TV. Please refer to the distributor’s website for more information.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND A SCREENING THROUGH THE VIRTUAL CINEMA?
A: Rental fees are determined by the distributer and therefore, may vary film to film. Please see the distributor’s website for rental fees. Fine Arts Theatre will then receive a portion of your rental which will be used to help support our theatre during the COVID19 outbreak.
Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WATCH A FILM?
A: Once you purchase a film, your rental period begins. In most cases you have 48-72 hours to watch the film.
Q: I JUST PURCHASED THE FILM, BUT I DON’T SEE HOW TO WATCH IT?
A: First, check your email, and make sure your purchase went through. For many platforms, the email you were sent should have a link for you to watch the film.
Q: CAN I USE FINE ARTS THEATRE GIFT CARDS OR MOVIE PASSES FOR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM FILMS?
A: Unfortunately, that’s not an option at this time. You’ll be able to use them when we reopen. We can’t wait to see you!