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“Great concept!”

Alamo Cinema Drafthouse
Ranked #3 of 9 Fun & Games in Ashburn
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We love the reserved seating, intimate theatre and the full service concept! The food is decent, however, it's a little difficult to see what you're eating because it's dark. :) Love all the drafts available and the friendly staff! By the way, the cookies are to die for!

Thank jkk918
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in 32 reviews
"dinner and a movie"
in 10 reviews
"movie experience"
in 9 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 16 reviews
"full menu"
in 11 reviews
"pre show"
in 8 reviews
"cell phone"
in 10 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 10 reviews
"star wars"
in 7 reviews
"the wait staff"
in 7 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 5 reviews
"free refills"
in 5 reviews
"love this place"
in 8 reviews
"my favorite thing"
in 3 reviews
"adult milkshakes"
in 3 reviews
"special showings"
in 3 reviews
"my favorite place"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

It was our first visit last night. We were celebrating our anniversary and decided to take in a movie after our dinner. If we had known we could have come to Alamo and had both. There is a lounge for before and after the movies and you can order food and drinks from your seat in the movie. The food smelled good but we were already full so we will write another review after we eat there. They have assigned seats in the theatre. I think we actually sat in the wrong seats but the show was not near full so it did not matter. Big screen and big comfy chairs, we enjoyed our show.

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Thank BootsyDawg
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a great concept to eat and drink while watching a movie. However, they need to improve their efficiency and process of taking and delivering rods. We were 5 on one bill and only received 4 sandwiches. They should take advantage of iPad type order taking to get info to the kitchen faster. Beer selection was big but not descriptive and the server could not help.

Thank capemaylover46569
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I'm so glad the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse opened. It is a terrific concept combining food, movies, and a very strict no texting, no phones, no noise policy which will keep me coming back.

If you go, I would advise you to get there early, rather than late--seats are assigned, so that you party can sit and eat together. And order as soon as you can. We got our food while the pre-movie entertainment was being shown, so perfect for seeing and eating your food. Once the lights were dimmed for the feature, I could not see the food in front of me.

The food is pretty good. It's nice to be able to eat it in a movie theater. And the staff are very responsive, and quiet. We were aware--barely--of others ordering dessert/drinks in the theater, but they were brought in by staff who crouched down and seemed to glide noiselessly in. We checked our bill and paid after the feature was over.

Place is very clean, as well.

Thank LauraRW
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have had 2 visits so far. Both movies were not crowded. The first was 3 weeks ago and we ordered simple items such as popcorn and a coke. No problems although getting the bill and paying seemed to take some time. This weekend we went to see another movie and brought a guest to showcase the place. We ordered a complete dinner. A disaster. They got half wrong and one item that did not have the avocado in it when questioned, I was told it would cost me again to have it delivered. At the end, the screwed up the bills charging me for another customer and he me. They were only 6-8 people in the cinema hall. The reps were polite enough but totally disorganized and there seemed to be more employees than customers. Its expensive and if we are ordering from a restaurant and paying restaurant prices, we should have the food correct, delivered hot and receive and pay the correct bill. I won't bring any more friends until its a better experience.

Thank EliteTravellers
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