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Nice venue

Nice venue but service was unbelievably slow. We waited 40 minutes just to have our order taken... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
TroisChatsLies
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Arrive early for comedy shows

The renovations helped but the building could use more work. It's difficult for them to compete... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Turner S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

My wife and I joined some friends for an evening of stand-up at the Drafthouse. Decent opener and great main event. Lots of draught beer to choose from and a reasonably priced menu for food. The Brick House is across the street if you're looking...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice venue but service was unbelievably slow. We waited 40 minutes just to have our order taken. The server apologized and said they are "short staffed" but they've been saying that for years. So really, they can improve the service.

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Unless you are familiar with the performer some are much more entertaining than others. No matter what the entertainment I hope it is worth it because its the best thing going for this place. The line to get in is always long as it is...More

Thank Beka C
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Doors opened ten minutes late. Then service is soooo slow. Waited about 20 minutes for a server to come by and take our order. The “flag” for ordering was up. But worst of all is kids. Kids can be annoying in a normal theater but...More

Thank mikegland
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

The renovations helped but the building could use more work. It's difficult for them to compete with the big theater chains but it does have its charm and local history. They've started showing indie films and special nights with classics. I'm a fan of the...More

1  Thank Turner S
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

This is the second time seeing live comedy at the draft house. It's a big location with semi theater seating. The have rows and rows of black office chairs lined up and around tables. There are a few real rows of tables which are the...More

2  Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We stopped in after seeing the sign for a showing of Moana while in town for spring break. The tickets were only $2 each. It looks like an older theater from the chairs that I saw. You can order food from a menu and they...More

Thank BridgetSmith4
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...More

Thank Lisa G
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 .........More

Thank agtraveler
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...More

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