Econo Lodge Biltmore
190 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Phone: (828) 254-9521
Fax: (828) 254-9521x63
Part of the famed Regal chain, this cinema with the curious name is known for its excellent amenities and first-run films. Seven in-house screens show all of the latest Hollywood action here. Special rates for seniors and kids make it all the more appealing for movie-lovers. Check the website for more information and book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre is home to a large number of theatrical events. The Montford Park Players have made this amphitheater their home and have provided the residents of Asheville with many Shakespearean plays. This outdoor venue is particularly popular during the spring and summer seasons when the weather is perfect for such an excursion. Other companies and groups will vie for this event space to host their own special exhibitions, community events, plays and live performances. Many of the events held by the Montford Park Players are free and open to the public, check their website for details.
Since its inception in 1925, the Memorial Stadium has been hosting sporting events like athletics tournaments and football matches for local teams. Besides hosting championships, this 5000-seater multi-utility space also hosts cultural events in its premises. Call ahead for details.
McCormick Field is primarily a baseball park and home to the minor league Ashville Tourists. Built in 1924 and sitting a good way up on one of the city's hills thus providing a great scenic view. Renovated, the ball park is modernized but still has the authentic charm of ball parks of yore.
With a 942 person capacity and state-of-the-art sound and light facilities, the Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club is your pick for the day. It is the favorite live music hall and concert venue, featuring all kinds of stage performances and cultural acts. Famous personalities and bands, such as Bob Dylan, Damien Rice and Flaming Lips have performed here. The atmosphere is ideal for any kind of show. In fact, you can even host private parties and events here. Grab a bite at the in-house restaurants or have a drink or two at the beautifully designed bar after the event.
Located inside the YMI Cultural Center building, Apothecary is the best place to gauge the extent of local talent in Asheville. It opened its doors in August 2012, and since then this creative space has played host to a series of performances in music, dance, theater, as well as to a number of lectures, film screenings, educational and community events. And not just the local talents, you can also watch the performances of various national and international artists/ bands on tour. In the past, artists like Molly Nilsson, Alligator Indian and Hear Hums have graced the stage at Apothecary. Call ahead to know more.
If you are a fan of independent films or tired of the commercial hype of big budget studio films, then sit back, relax and enjoy something different at The Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville. An array of art and independent films each year keeps patrons who love the art of film making coming back again and again. For more information, do check out their website.
If you want the intimate, close up, more personal experience of seeing a live show, then the Diana Wortham Theater is just what you are looking for. With only 500 seats, this theater, which sits in the heart of downtown Asheville, gives you a BIG theater experience. Shows ranging from Shakespeare to piano series to lively theatrical dance performances are presented on this stage. Do not miss an opportunity to attend a performance at this theater while you're in town. Ticket prices and show times vary according to performance.
Asheville Community Theatre consistently entertains the Asheville community with its enjoyable theater productions. Anything from musicals and comedies to one-man shows and dramas can be found on the Theatre's stage. A lot of heart goes into the production of each show and its evident from the crowds drawn here on opening nights. This regional theater is a non-profit organization so donations are indeed welcome as are volunteers.
Treat yourself to some serious jazz and smashing cocktails. Many special events including benefits, charity events, art openings and holiday celebrations are hosted at this bar. New Year's Eve, Helpmate Benefit, Valentine's Day, July 4th Anniversary and Mardi Gras are only some of the annual parties to look forward to. Music starts after 9p and the crowd gets into the groove by 10. Feel free to visit their non-smoking V.I.P. Lounge upstairs if you want to chill, or just dance all night to the swingin' Blues.
Located across Patton Avenue, Asheville Music Hall is a concert hall that stages local and regional artists. Every week, it features interesting and entertaining performances that are well attended. For on-going and up-coming events, check website or call ahead.
The One Stop Deli & Bar is a concert venue, deli and bar located in downtown Asheville. The deli menu consists of a number of specialty sandwiches featuring new creations and classic favorites or create your own sandwich from the numerous options available. Many of the meats are smoked and cured in-house while much of the produce comes from nearby farms. Many of the beers provided at their full-service bar are local brews. Local, regional and national bands grace The One Stop's stage.