Anyone who gives this place more than two merciful stars, has never been outside of Woodbrige, Virginia. I do not mean to be disrespectful and therefore I will be as objective as I can possibly be.
I went to s show last night, February 24, 2013, after seven years from my last attendance. I was hoping that the place had improved and decided to give it a chance. That this place has been able to stay in business after all these years is a miracle and a true testament that people will do anything for entertainment. Let me explain.
First -- the premises -- I don't think that even a chair has been replaced there in the last fifteen years. The place looks run down from the outside and inside is like stepping into the 1950s.
Second -- the food. --They claim to have a Dutch style buffet. However, I think the food should become part of the show itself. I would call the buffet area "The Mystery Food Chamber" and I would dare the guests to guess what they are eating. The lights in the buffet area do their trick, they are so dim as to make you wonder what anything is or even if there is anything in the containers, as you blindly scraped them looking for crumbs. They are very slow to replenish items.
Third - The play--Expecting very little in the food department, I had the precaution to eat at home (imagine having to eat at home before going to a dinner theater!), I still thought that the play might be worth while. In this area, it all depends. To give them some credit, I have seen plays there which were worthwhile, so if you are going for the theater part, you may get lucky.
Fourth -- The Toilets -- All I will say is that it would be wise to bring your own supply. After the intermission, it's every woman for herself!
Fifth --The unknown -- I didn't count on the weather and weather matters. If you go in the winter, make sure and bring a blanket, wear long johns and and a good jacket. The woman sitting next to me, apparently knew better and confessed to be wearing two pairs of socks. In brief, it appears that they are not only saving on the food but also on energy.
Why did I go? -- I thought I'd give them another chance and I also had a Groupon. Two for one. I'm very glad, I did not pay full price! The next question is -- will I go again? -- No. Not even with a Groupon! I can eat at home, but I refuse to freeze watching a show.
My opinion -- I'd rather have a good sandwich than a ton of bad food. What they would save on food and service, maybe they can spend on heat.
The above is the truth and noting but the truth.
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