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Unread 02-13-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Default Good movie theaters (live in Annandale)

Can I get get some recommendations for good updated movie theaters? I am new here (last lived in the area 27 years ago) and the movie prices are much higher than where I moved from (coastal FL). I don't want to spend money for a poor movie experience. TIA.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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AMC in Alexandria
AMC in Tysons corner
Fairfax CinemaDelux is overated, IMHO.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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The nicest theaters are at the relatively new Tyson's Corner addition.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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I like dated movie houses! More like what I remember as a kid (there were TWO theatres in Annandale!).

Therefore I like the second-run University Mall 3 Theatres at 4 bucks a pop (2 bucks on Tuesdays!). Where else does the Rocky Horror Picture Show play non-stop around here?

Or maybe I just use the cheap movies for an excuse to hit my favorite dive bar, Fat Tuesdays Raw Bar...next door.

http://www.universitymalltheatres.com/
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Unread 02-13-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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I honestly haven't been interested enough in any movie lately to pay theater prices.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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AMC Tysons, Fairfax cinema delux, - reston, courthouse are fine..

hoffman in alexandria has gone downhill in my opinion

i'd avoid herndon's worldgate as well..gl..
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Unread 02-14-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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if you are into independent movies, head over to E-street Cinema in downtown DC.
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Unread 02-15-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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You can also try the Kingstowne 16 theatre, which is operated by Regal Cinema.
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Unread 02-15-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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For cheap seats, the second run movie theaters at University Mall shopping center is the best, $2 Tuesdays, the rest of the time $4. Usually has a nice mix. The same folks who run that place also own Cinema Arts in Fair City Mall in Fairfax. Lots of independent and foreign films shown here along with popular stuff. As for the other locales-I prefer Centreville Multiplex because the tickets are about a dollar less than say some of the others. Regal THeaters in Fairfax and Kingstown are both good. Try to avoid Fairfax Corner, they are more expensive and will push their directors/vip theaters at you for even more money.
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Unread 02-16-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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This place is a good time: http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com

You can watch movies and they bring food to your table. It's cheaper than normal movie places, but they don't show the new stuff as soon as they come out. It's been a few years since I've been but it's a good time with friends.
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