Alamo Cinema Drafthouse
Alamo Cinema Drafthouse
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Carmen L
533 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It had been many years since I last visited this Alamo Drafthouse. Quite frankly, I think it’s overrated. Sure, it’s nice to have a full food and drink menu to order off of from your theater seat, but the seats are not comfortable by any stretch of the imagination. They’re not the extra wide or reclining type. Additionally, I was in Theater #2 and it was freezing, enough where even the males in our group said it was cold, so bring a coat and pants even if it’s fall or winter since they don’t regulate the theater’s temperature accordingly.

One thing I REALLY disliked was the fact that there is ZERO cell service once you’re inside (our group had multiple carriers and no luck). I get it, they don’t want you texting or talking, but what happens in the event of an emergency? They do, however, have free WiFi, which you could use to make a phone call. But that’s not a solution to not having access to make or receive an emergency call.

As for the food, it was sub par but it came out promptly. They have a number of “bottomless” snacks and drinks, so those are good deals.
Written November 11, 2021
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bigoaktree12
Sykesville, MD163 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I would have given this experience a 4 out of 5 but the food was ok and service was not very good. With a group of friends all sitting in the same row and things were just getting all messed up. Confusion with what people had ordered right from the beginning. Drinks getting mixed up throughout the movie as well. Soda refills took really long to get and half the time they were not the correct soda. Also, after all was said and done we were all charged incorrectly due to all of the confusion with who ordered what. Movie was good seats are super comfy but food and service was not very good. Go there with the expectation your going to see a movie with an opportunity to order some ok food instead of normal deep fried or microwave regular movie theatre snacks.
Written January 11, 2020
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D2821ITroberts
Heathsville, VA369 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you have the Alamo app they give you a free movie ticket on your birthday. What’s not to love about that. The bar is a great place to wait before or after your movie as they have 24 unique craft beers on tap along with bottled beers.
The seats are exceptional nice, service for food and or drinks is fast and efficient and their endless popcorn is a great offering.
First run movies along with monthly special showings. Fun for everyone.
Written February 8, 2020
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Ethan M.
Ashburn, VA81 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is by far one of my favorite movie theaters! I love the unique concept of getting served at your seat with a gourmet menu. I also love how the previews relate to the movie you will be watching. Alamo is a fantastic movie theater. It is definitely one of the best in town!
Written November 9, 2019
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williamlA4586CI
Willard, MO31 contributions
Jan 2018
Me and my daughter went there two months ago. we each ordered a pizza, she had a diet coke and I had a glass of wine. When the girl brought my credit card charge, I noticed it was for $36. I added a tip and I believe the final amount was $42. We had paid for the tickets online prior to going. The girl never brought back a copy of my receipt. When the credit card statement came a few weeks later, there was a charge of $107.00 instead of the $42. I called the theater manager and they said he would return my call. He didn't. Then I called the home office in Texas. Same story, they would return my call. They didn't. Then, I went online and found I was not the only one dealing with this. Dozens and dozens had similar complaints. One guy said they ripped him off with a credit card overcharge, but he liked the theater and their concept of serving meals so much, he decided to pay cash. He ordered the food, and when he paid for the meal with 2 $20 bills, the girl returned with change for $30. She claimed he had given her a $20 and a $10. Long story short, he again was ripped off for $10. If you go there, all I can say is beware!
Written February 18, 2018
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Martin T
Ashburn, VA82 contributions
Jun 2016
With some many new movie theaters popping up, I was very pleased to hear that the Alamo was coming to my town. With full menu, and some great healthy choices and those "not" so healthy, but soooo yummy choices, you get to sit back, not have to deal with long lines at the concession stand, Prices are pretty good and staff was pretty friendly. I will be going back.
Written August 4, 2016
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Dana B
Leesburg, Virginia, United States7 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
This is the best place to see a movie. Nothing beats sit down service, drinks and the best bottomless popcorn around. Before they opened my husband never went to the movies with me.
Written March 27, 2014
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Traveler2Ashburnva
Ashburn, VA2 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
I was excited to visit the new Alamo Cinema Drafthouse in Ashburn but found my experience disappointing. The food was ok but difficult to eat in the dark. I found the counter located in front of my seat distracting during the movie - it was directly in my line of vision.
Written July 29, 2013
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H5848MGjuanm
4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Took my daughter there for her birthday, had a great time! Food, drinks, and fun! Food and drinks where great!
Written October 8, 2019
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TheWanderlustFam
Northern Virginia, VA73 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
I took my three boys to this entertaining dinner theater. It was fun to eat dinner and see a movie at the same time. The kids liked it and the staff were very attentive. Not to mention the food was good too. A little pricy, but it’s what you would pay to go out to a nice reasturant.
Written January 16, 2019
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