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Address: 815 1/2 King Street, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-544-5315
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Description: Opened in 1914, Renovated in 2012, Celebrating 100 YearsCheck our schedule...
Opened in 1914, Renovated in 2012, Celebrating 100 YearsCheck our schedule for live entertainment. Comedy, Magic, Music, Speakers, PlaysWeddings and Rentals also!
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Great Place To Take a Date

OTT has gone through transformations but I think it's now found it's groove. It's nice to have wine and real food in a movie theatre and those types of movie theatres are now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Alexandria, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

According to our local paper, the Old Town Theater is closed. The web site link takes you to the Comedy Zone, D.C. (in Arlington VA). I think I have to "rate" the attraction in order to post this. As others mentioned, it's been through several "incarnations" in the years I've lived in Alexandria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

OTT has gone through transformations but I think it's now found it's groove. It's nice to have wine and real food in a movie theatre and those types of movie theatres are now becoming popular like Angelika over in Merrifield at the new Mosaic District. They have various venues here, I've seen movies and the comedy shows and some special... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Never again. This theater is historic, sort of well-restored (wish they'd done some more research and exploration before charging through--patience is a virtue for a reason), and should have been an amazing venue, but it's so poorly managed and has almost zero marketing, it's really not being used to its full potential. I had such a poor experience with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Old Town theater has struggled to connect with locals and visitors, but it recently found a winning formula of live events, old movies and special showings. Tonight they are showing the Sochi Olympics Gala Opening, and it's a pleasure to watch on the large screen with drinks and snacks served. A recent magic show was a huge hit, and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Had a wonderful time with family and friends. Recommend for every one who likes to laugh. Tom is the best host and will go back many more times.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have been to the Old Town Theater more than 10 times so far and it is remarkable what a transition this venue has made in the past 10 months. I have seen fantastic live music, nationally-touring and local comedians, and even a TEDx conference! Recent improvements have been made to the dining experience and now you won't be disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We attended a First Tuesday Night event with the Chaise Lounge and a featured artist. What a great evening! We only stumbled on this on-line, and it was a great start-off to our week in Alexandria. If you love music, check it out. I am sure the comedy is also great. The two hours was just long enough and flew... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

...now it's a rotating venue most often commedy. I have never heard of the performers, you probably won't know them either.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were extremely happy with our visit to the Old Town Theater. A great night out for my wife and I.We have been to the new theater several times and have enjoyed their live music including their Jazz Nights, Comedy and several speaker series as movies and presentations. The theater is in the middle of town and surrounded by some... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The theater looks incredible since the renovation in 2012! It's now a very classy venue with a great restaurant upstairs, overlooking King Street. Modern conveniences but old-fashioned charm. My favorite--the comedy. Never disappointed!

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