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Address: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
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Princess Bride for Valentines!!!

We had an amazing Valentines Date at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse! Make sure to get there early to get a good seat with a table! It needs a little love to spiff it up, but I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'm rating one singular event, not the atmosphere of actually seeing a movie or eating there. I enjoyed some standup comedy one evening with friends. While we were late, there was till standing room. We crammed in there and stood around for about an hour laughing and boo, cackling and gasping. The place was tight and service was hard to... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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129 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

With the early show (7:30p) sold out weeks beforehand, we were relegated to buying tickets to the late show. Doors opened at 9:30p, Standup Comedy from 10-10:20p, and The Princess Bride movie was shown from 10:20p-shortly before midnight. Of course, just getting there was an adventure as we had to endure mother nature's special event, the beginning of 2015's Siberian... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had an amazing Valentines Date at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse! Make sure to get there early to get a good seat with a table! It needs a little love to spiff it up, but I was happy to have a place that feels like a slice of home to have a fun date night! The comic was funny too!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The good. The price for the show was very reasonable. Food and drink prices were fair. The comics were great, lots of energy in the room, great laughs. Were it needs work. Everything in the place is well worn in. Comfortable but well worn. The staff was nice but seemed overwhelmed. Despite several members of the staff walking past us... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's a movie house that has live shows. You need to get there early if you want good seating. Bar type food served, hard to get your servers back so order a pitcher or bottle of wine. Wasn't the best comedy show I have seen but it was a different type of scene and fun atmosphere.

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Arlington, VA, USA
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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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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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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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Mandeville, Louisiana
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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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