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Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4336
+1 703-486-2345
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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 1 week ago
Turner S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Great comedy, horrible theater

This is the second time seeing live comedy at the draft house. It's a big location with semi... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
DoctorCP
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good48%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“comedy show” (10 reviews)
“office chairs” (6 reviews)
“draft house” (5 reviews)
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2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4336
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+1 703-486-2345
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 14 May 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 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...More

Thank BridgetSmith4
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...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 23 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 .........More

Thank agtraveler
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...More

Thank Ismailbandook
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...More

2  Thank T D
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank deb93
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...More

Thank taylorg22
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...More

Thank b v
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