Harkins Theatres

Harkins Theatres Valley Art Theatre

509 S Mill Ave (at 5th St), Tempe, AZ 85281
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    • Noon–9:00 PM
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    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Celebrating 77 years in Arizona and headquartered in Scottsdale, Harkins Theatres is the largest family owned theatre chain in the country and the premier movie exhibitor of the Western U.S. operating more than 400 screens.


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  • "... that it is the oldest and longest operating movie theater in Az!" (2 tips)
  • "Dan Harkins' family lived in the apartment upstairs when..." (2 tips)
  • "If you like independent or foreign movies this is the place to go. Right on..." (2 tips)
  • Tempe Tourism

    Need a break from the Hollywood blockbusters? Head to Valley Art and enjoy the latest in independent cinema, including documentaries, short films and local art house fare.

    Tempe Tourism · February 14, 2011
  • Arizona State University

    Seventh Annual ASU Student Film Festival to take place on April 23-24 at 7pm!

    Arizona State University · March 14, 2012
  • Kyle H.

    Only having one screen for showings, the Valley Art plays mainly independent movies that can only be exclusively seen at this venue. Theater is kept nice, and has almost a '50's style look to it.

    Kyle H. · November 10, 2010
  • Maura M.

    Arizona's oldest and longest operating movie theatre

    Maura M. · February 20, 2011
  • Phoenix New Times

    Although it's been renovated, you still feel a little sense of time-traveling when you enter the single-screen theater. In the age of bigger equals better, the simplicity is nice. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · July 29, 2013
  • ASU's Tempe Campus

    ASU and the Global Institute of Sustainability are having a free screening of the award-winning film FLOW, about the depletion of water resources, July 25, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    ASU's Tempe Campus · July 19, 2013
  • David G.

    Dan Harkins' family lived in the apartment upstairs when he was a child and his father was first stating the Movie theater biz. Dan has lovingly restored this theater and shows very limited run Gems!

    David G. · March 29, 2012
  • Brassy K.

    Mmmm red hots

    Brassy K. · October 2, 2011
  • Sara R.

    Awesome place for indie flicks. Expand your movie horizons and come here!

    Sara R. · March 7, 2011
  • Dia S.

    This place is small, but you can find movies that aren't in other theaters and it isn't usually crowded. It's still a Harkins though so you can get a student discount with ID. Easy to walk to as well.

    Dia S. · November 18, 2013
  • Markus R.

    As an indie kid, I'm in love with Valley Art. It's my favorite theatre in AZ, and while it only has one screen, I feel a genuine love for the film medium during each and every visit.

    Markus R. · November 18, 2013
  • Cindy C.

    I visited the Valley Art Theater for an extra credit assignment for my Politics Class. I've walked by here before, but discovered that it is the oldest and longest operating movie theater in Az!

    Cindy C. · November 13, 2013
  • Helen G.

    OK, everyone has to go here at least once during ASU days. I say Rocky Horror Picture Show in 80s more this than I can count. Great foreign films and AZ Family Harkins' history, legacy Cinema

    Helen G. · November 12, 2013

    buyer beware at concession stand.

    WOLFEAGLE I. · October 29, 2013
  • Cody C.

    If you like independent or foreign movies this is the place to go. Right on Mill Ave so it should be very close for most students. Usually only plays one movie as there is only one theater.

    Cody C. · August 5, 2013
  • Brant

    Nice classic 1 screen theatre very clean

    Brant · October 7, 2012
  • Ceciley

    Great place to see an independent or foreign film.

    Ceciley · April 14, 2011
  • Zach B.

    ASU's Film Production program hosts it's annual Student Film Festival event here in April (25th-26th in 2011). The festival showcases the best student work that year and prizes awarded via crowd vote.

    Zach B. · April 8, 2011

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