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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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Nice theater

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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Newport News, Virginia
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131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 best seats since they're slightly elevated so you can see over the people in front... More 

Thank DoctorGCP
Newport News, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 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 bring it to your seat.

Thank BridgetSmith4
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 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 

Thank Lisa G
Triad, NC
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162 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 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 

Thank agtraveler
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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167 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 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 

Thank Ismailbandook
Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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.

2 Thank T D
Washington DC
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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 

Thank deb93
Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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 

Thank taylorg22
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 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 

Thank b v
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 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.

Thank savannahtennant

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