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Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

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Address: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4336
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+1 703-486-2345

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I've been here once and would definitely be back. I really liked the different experience I had...there are very random groupings of seats (comfy, too!). I would recommend coming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 6, 2016
Lisa G
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I've been here once and would definitely be back. I really liked the different experience I had...there are very random groupings of seats (comfy, too!). I would recommend coming early to get a good seat choice. Once we sat ourselves, the hostess came by and took our food and drink orders. The food was pretty good, I can't remember exactly... More 

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Triad, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I went to the Arlington Cinema and Draught House with my sons and daughter-in-law. The evening was with a 2nd tier (but well known) comedian/actor doing a stand up act for the evening. The show itself was not better than average. But the experience ...... I thought was very nice. Seating was in very comfortable free standing desk-style chairs. Table... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a fine concept, the liner of which is available at just a few places. Last evening we enjoyed a stand up impromptu comedy show. The tickets are very cheap if you book them in advance on line. You could buy costlier tickets, cash only, before the show. The sitting is free, so it's better to go early for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I like having a spot to go to where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment. Watch a movie (classics and fairly current - don't forget $2.00 Mondays and Tuesdays) see a comedy show, participate in a murder mystery all while enjoying a meal and drinks. Great for a casual get together, solo trip and dates.

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Washington DC
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I have been going to the Drafthouse since the days you could smoke in the place!! While I'm glad that's no longer the case, the Drafthouse seems to be having an identity crisis for the past few years. One of the things I loved about the place is that it embraced it's old, dumpy (and not in a bad way!)... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the Penrose area for almost a year now and have always walked by ACDH. Yesterday I finally swung by to catch the Captain America movie. I would certainly recommend seeing a film here. It's super cheap and while the seating is a little unconventional (older black leather computer chairs), it adds to the experience and is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place now gets top quality comedy acts often with big names which in my opinion now surpasses the gold standard for comedy in the DC area, the DC Improv. The acts are often bigger names, the seating is much more comfortable with a better view, and the food is much better. The food is basic bar food but truly... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Comedy was good food looked amazing. Staff was friendly and there was room for a lot of people. I would go here again we are still laughing about some jokes we heard.

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Tortola
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We just stumbled on this place. Great venue to see comedy. You sit in a bit worn out office chairs. there are small tables for food and drink. It is table service only for food and drink. Pub food, nothing to write home about, but it works. Good spot for a small group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was one of the best shows we have seen! It was easy to get to and the people were very professional. The show started on time and the comedian was great. I would definitely visit again.

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