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“Great Place To Take a Date”
Review of Old Town Theater - CLOSED

Old Town Theater
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Owner description: Opened in 1914, Renovated in 2012, Celebrating 100 YearsCheck our schedule for live entertainment. Comedy, Magic, Music, Speakers, PlaysWeddings and Rentals also!
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great Place To Take a Date”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

OTT has gone through transformations but I think it's now found it's groove. It's nice to have wine and real food in a movie theatre and those types of movie theatres are now becoming popular like Angelika over in Merrifield at the new Mosaic District. They have various venues here, I've seen movies and the comedy shows and some special showings. All were good experience. It's a little pricey, but since it's a historic building I know it's expensive to keep, and I want it to stay here. Everything else in Old Town is being pushed out by all these new retail shopping stores like HM, Anthropologie, and other "mall stores", which is horrible to see happen to Old Town Historic district. I will continue to support the Old Town Theatre to keep a peace of history here.

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
3,375 reviews
1,863 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,914 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Never again. This theater is historic, sort of well-restored (wish they'd done some more research and exploration before charging through--patience is a virtue for a reason), and should have been an amazing venue, but it's so poorly managed and has almost zero marketing, it's really not being used to its full potential. I had such a poor experience with the manager, I will never recommend this place to anyone. It's a shame, but don't make the same mistakes I did!

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
896 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
“they found their groove”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The Old Town theater has struggled to connect with locals and visitors, but it recently found a winning formula of live events, old movies and special showings. Tonight they are showing the Sochi Olympics Gala Opening, and it's a pleasure to watch on the large screen with drinks and snacks served. A recent magic show was a huge hit, and we also saw a classic movie in the pleasant surrounding.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Anthony-Susan
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“the best of the best”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Had a wonderful time with family and friends. Recommend for every one who likes to laugh. Tom is the best host and will go back many more times.

Visited August 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Finally a first-class live theater experience in the heart of Old Town!!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I have been to the Old Town Theater more than 10 times so far and it is remarkable what a transition this venue has made in the past 10 months. I have seen fantastic live music, nationally-touring and local comedians, and even a TEDx conference! Recent improvements have been made to the dining experience and now you won't be disappointed visiting for dinner and a show. If you haven't already made your way down there, you are missing out. Alexandria residents clamored to keep this a live theater venue last year so show your support and keep this business going strong.

Visited September 2013
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