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Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

Address: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
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Ranked #1 of 18 Nightlife in Arlington
Type: Theaters, Bars
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Arlington, VA, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Arlington Cinema and Drafthouser is an Arlington tradition. They have both comedy nights plus fun movies that have left the regular theatres. For example, they recently showed "Guardians of the Galaxy", and now have "The Equalizer". They have tables so you can eat pizza and other munchies plus pitchers of beer. The whole point is to relax and enjoy... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went there to watch comedian Eddie Griffin. He's funny as hell. You get to have a sit down dinner while watching the show. I love the concept. The food was good. I had salmon. And I liked my Carribbean drink, something with rum maybe but it was good. The chairs are comfortable. Now I look for more events there.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been going to the Drafthouse for about 6 years now and it just never fails to be a relaxing and fun time. Where to begin...First I should say I only go for the movies not the comedy shows. Also, you have to have the right kind of attitude to truly enjoy the place. Relax, have fun, don't sweat other... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
81 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went to watch a comedy show and had a really good time. The theater is old, there are a couple of rooms - the Green Room is the smaller and where they do Improv, the large room is the theater room. They let you in about 20-25 minutes prior to the show, so show up a little early as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What places still charge for soda refills?? Soda is cheap and even the mom and pop restaurants all over Alexandria offer free soda refills. My family and I went to the Arlington Cinema and DrAFThouse to see Tom Arnold - including the show tickets, dinner, and drinks we spent almost $200. My biggest issue was that 3 of us requested... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We were only in town for two nights - and we're from CA. So, we definitely wanted to hit up some local entertainment! The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse was FANTASTIC and a MUST-DO. There are usually two shows (for comedy/ stand-up), a complete food menu, and a complete beverage menu with beer, wine & spirits - and all at an... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I love this place! Tons of great food options. Great beers! You won't be wanting for choice since you won't be limited to Coors and Miller light. Good mixed drinks, good ales, and cheap movies!

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Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

This place has a relaxed vibe and a retro look that I'm rather fond of. Where else can you get a beer and pizza to watch a cheap movie? I have even done a double feature here. They have a great mix of movies and comedies. I'll have to agree with some of the other reviews that the staff can... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great variety of specialty shows and comedians - have seen several top comedians and all good. Note it is hard to find parking in the area but there is free parking in the basement parking garage of the corner high rise across Columbia pike. All of the times I have been there the servers are nice but VERY slow in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

All theaters should be like this where you can order real food and see a movie. Bizarre Office Depot Work chairs, but comfy. Workers there are hit or miss on friendly level and service can be slow. Movies are 2nd tier so they have been out for a while. Menu choices are pretty good and I always go with the... More 

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