If you enjoy or classic, cult, foreign or independent movies, FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix is a spot you should check out. This small theater shows movies you won’t see elsewhere, and has a spacious bar and lounge to boot. Owner Kelly Aubey is an ex-computer programmer who was inspired by theaters he saw while traveling and wanted to bring a new movie-going experience to Phoenix.
This independent theater shows several different movies a day, and each month they do a themed retro film series. Choose from 25 craft beers, 12 wines, and food to enjoy at the bar or inside the theater. FilmBar recommends buying tickets online as the theater seats only 70 people. FilmBar is at 815 N. 2nd St. (two blocks south of Roosevelt) and is open 4:00 p.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday, noon to 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday.