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Mystery Dinner Playhouse - Arlington

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Address: 1900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sheraton Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202-3507
Phone Number: +1 888-471-4802

Audience member solve a comedy murder mystery while enjoying a four course...

Audience member solve a comedy murder mystery while enjoying a four course dinner. The dinner is served by a zany cast of suspects who all the while are providing clues to help solve the evening's crime. You guess whodunit!

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The venue is pretty disappointing

Such a great idea and lots of fun. Their only downfall is the venue which is in what appears to be a meeting room with tables set up for dinner. Good food, fun atmosphere.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2012
Falls Church, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

My husband and I have been to several of these types of shows and I must say this is one of the worst we have ever attended. I do believe the company is out of business, which is probably a good thing. I have to put a date on this, but we went in earlier in 2012, not April 2013.

1 Thank PJSONY
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

It was so horrible. THAT It was funny. LOL!!! Like Im laughing now to prevent myself from being upset. Where do I begin?. So I come to the location to find that its inside of the Marriott Courtyard Crystal City. I wonder why they left the Sheraton.. maybe they kicked them out. As soon as I found that it was... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We've attended many dinner theaters (in another state). Those never had the acting troop waiting tables. This, and the quality of the play, leads me to believe that this is not an acting troop, but a wait staff required to also entertain. This lacked clues and even the play itself, that matched the plot. Food passable. Staff friendly. I also... More 

1 Thank elee_15668
Falls Church, Virginia
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Such a great idea and lots of fun. Their only downfall is the venue which is in what appears to be a meeting room with tables set up for dinner. Good food, fun atmosphere.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

The entire family laughed throughout the entire show; and we correctly guessed " who dun-nit." My 8 year old is asking to go to more dinner mystery shows now. The food is satisfactory, could have been better for the price.

Thank Luvtravel
Bellmore, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

They cancelled our tickets just 5 hours before show time. Said they did not have enough patrons! Very poor customer relationms after traveling 300 miles. Be careful!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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349 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

It was a few years ago we went to this, so maybe it's upgraded by now, but it's put me off dinner-theater forever. Very mediocre food served hurriedly and then a comedy act where they make fun of the audience and then I can't remember what the play was it was so intolerable.

Thank TolerantTraveler
Crofton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

I thought this sounded different and fun so I made sure to check reviews and thought it was a good choice. I was cautiously optimistic based on some of the reviews, but we did have a good time and laughed quite a bit. It was fun and different - just as I thought it might be. The food was not... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

As the last minute we decided to try out the mystery dinner and are we glad we did attend! While the setting seemed a bit odd using a closed restuarant, it actually ended up being and ideal setting due to the scene changes. We were sat at rounds of 8 with other couples which was part of the entertainment to... More 

Thank Theresa G
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

My girlfriends and I go out every 3-4 months just to get away from our daily responsibilities and to have a good time. We are an ethnically diverse group of single, divorced, and married ladies ranging in age from 25-75. On September 10, 2011 we chose the Mystery Dinner Playhouse in Arlington, VA as our venue. There were 17 of... More 

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