We saw Star Wars at the Best Local Theater Around, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.
Located in a 70 year-old building, The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is a real gem in Northern Virginia. What we love most about this special place is that the theater is owned and operated by a local family, looking to continue the historic traditions of “Old Arlington” and the “Drafthouse”. And you can catch more than just movies here! Behind the movie screen is a stage which regularly hosts a variety of entertainment including comedy, theatre, music, and more. The space is also available for rent and has hosted local social functions, workshops, parties and all types of events.
So it's a little embarrassing that I went there for the first time last week to check it out. I should have been coming here for years. While you wouldn't come here for the food, there is standard bar food available like nachos, burgers, and yes, popcorn. No need to worry if you're hungry as there are several great restaurants within walking distance. They do serve adult beverages at reasonable prices, so that is a nice perk.
If you haven't been to the local drafthouse yet, make it a point. With a lineup like this, you're sure to find something that suits you. -- AND you'll be supporting a local business.