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“La-Z-Boy goes to the movies.”

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AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“La-Z-Boy goes to the movies.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The recently renovated AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 features fewer seats than before, primarily because all of the old seats were replaced with huge recliners with electronic controls so you can lounge back in your seat while watching your film of choice. So don't show up sleepy or you might doze off. The theater also features the new "select your seat at the ticket office" policy, which can be annoying if you don't know the layout of the theater (raised or floor-level row, etc.) or if you choose seats next to jackasses who talk or text during the film. I think this policy was instituted to cut down on the opportunity to sneak into theaters other than the one for which you purchased a ticket. AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 screens typical mainstream multiplex fare, and their concession stand does not sell beer or wine as does Angelika. But if it's a general release film you're looking for, you could do worse than to see it here.

Visited October 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Best Theater Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Live in Ballston and go to this theater whenever they are showing the movie I want to see. Only issue is they share movies with Ballston Regal so they won't always be showing what you want to see. Best movie experience EVER.

Visited August 2013
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NC
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“Best seats anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

It's now my favorite theater on the planet. Reserved seating in comfortable reclining seats with ample leg room, cup holders, etc. make it very enjoyable and relaxing.

Visited August 2013
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Annandale, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Air Conditioning was set to "Icy"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very cold in there during the summer. I had to get a blanket out of the car. Theater was nice enough. Clean, convenient. Shows some good art house movies.

Visited August 2013
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VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you have never been here before make sure to get your tickets early. Most show times sell out or the seats you want are not available, especially if you want to sit together. You can check/order the tickets online, at the booth or outside of the theater. Other than that its a great theater with reclining comfy seats! The somewhat “stadium” seating makes the BIG screen easy to see.

Visited September 2013
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