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Discover the “reason for the season,” the joy in giving, sharing, and being part of a holiday that means spending time w...
12/19/2020
Alamo Drive-In: THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Discover the “reason for the season,” the joy in giving, sharing, and being part of a holiday that means spending time with those you love, and who love you.

Sunday, December 20th @ 6:30pm

Lights, camera, revolution. Don't miss Ai Weiwei's COCKROACH, a poignant and dramatic visual record of the final moments...
12/18/2020

Lights, camera, revolution.

Don't miss Ai Weiwei's COCKROACH, a poignant and dramatic visual record of the final moments of an independent, democratic Hong Kong.

Join us for a virtual Watch Party via Alamo On Demand with the director on Saturday, December 19th.

More info and tickets at ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/cockroach-watch-party-with-ai-weiwei-qanda.

Ready for a totally UNCAGED New Years Eve from the safety of home? We've partnered with our friends at Legion M to bring...
12/18/2020

Ready for a totally UNCAGED New Years Eve from the safety of home? We've partnered with our friends at Legion M to bring you the wildest, craziest, Nic Cagey-est virtual NYE experience this side of your living room.

Join us on an epic 8-bit adventure featuring special quests, interactive performances, and more insane stuff we can't event tell you about here.

Tickets are limited and will go fast. Grab yours now via shop.legionm.com/pages/2020-uncaged-nye.

Ready to add some WONDER to your holiday gifting? Be everyone's superhero when you give them an Alamo Drafthouse gift ca...
12/18/2020

Ready to add some WONDER to your holiday gifting? Be everyone's superhero when you give them an Alamo Drafthouse gift card!

It's the finest way to gift them film, food, and fun all in one little card.

Take 15% off from now until 12/27. Learn more at drafthouse.com/giftcards.

The action-packed video game MONSTER HUNTER makes its debut on our outdoor screen in this epic adaptation. Written and d...
12/18/2020
Alamo Drive-In: MONSTER HUNTER

The action-packed video game MONSTER HUNTER makes its debut on our outdoor screen in this epic adaptation. Written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (MORTAL KOMBAT and RESIDENT EVIL) and starring Milla Jovovich. Journey into a new world of terrifying monsters this weekend.

Friday 12/18 and Saturday 12/19 @ 8:30pm

Join us this holiday season for new releases like WONDER WOMAN 1984, NEWS OF THE WORLD, and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. Plus,...
12/18/2020
Drive-In Holiday Programming

Join us this holiday season for new releases like WONDER WOMAN 1984, NEWS OF THE WORLD, and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. Plus, an assortment of holiday favorites like ELF, A CHRISTMAS STORY, CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE POLAR EXPRESS and more, screening daily at dusk on our outdoor screen.

Pre-purchase your tickets and snacks and we'll bring the food and drink right to your car.

Ashburn, VA | Screenings daily @ dusk

12/17/2020
PYW Junket IG Cut

We sat down with Carey Mulligan and director Emerald Fennell
to chat about PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN.

Tickets on sale now via drafthouse.com

We’re adding a little bundle of fun to your family and friends’ holiday tradition at Secret Santa Cinema, our celebratio...
12/17/2020
Final week: Secret Santa Cinema

We’re adding a little bundle of fun to your family and friends’ holiday tradition at Secret Santa Cinema, our celebration of the greatest holiday films ever made. Each Secret Santa Cinema ticket includes a free Santa or Elf hat filled with holiday treats and other surprises.

More titles and times to be released later this week!

ELF, POLAR EXPRESS, CHRISTMAS VACATION and more.

12/17/2020
NEWS OF THE WORLD | Trailer

Veteran. Storyteller. Protector. Spend Christmas Day with Tom Hanks in the acclaimed new film by writer/director Paul Greengrass, NEWS OF THE WORLD.

In theaters only this Christmas. drafthouse.com/show/news-of-the-world

12/16/2020
Carey Mulligan is a

Carey Mulligan is a revelation in writer/director Emerald Fennell’s delightfully twisted revenge thriller that’s certain to spark some impassioned post-watch discussion.

We’re delighted to make this extraordinary film our final Drafthouse Recommends of 2020. Tickets are on sale now.
drafthouse.com/show/promising-young-woman

Due to the inclement weather, we will not be open today. We'll see you tomorrow for weekly trivia, Secret Santa Cinema, ...
12/16/2020

Due to the inclement weather, we will not be open today. We'll see you tomorrow for weekly trivia, Secret Santa Cinema, and the premiere of Paul W.S. Anderson's MONSTER HUNTER.

Stay warm!

Sharpen your wits for our weekly trivia this Thursday in our safe, socially-distanced taprooms.⁣ This week, we're tackli...
12/16/2020

Sharpen your wits for our weekly trivia this Thursday in our safe, socially-distanced taprooms.⁣ This week, we're tackling two of our favorite holiday hits: ELF at Ashburn and CHRISTMAS VACATION at Woodbridge.

The games begin at 7:00pm, but drop by early to take advantage of our Happy Hour specials, including $3 craft beer pints and $5 apps!

[Free] RSVP for Ashburn →
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elf-trivia-at-alamo-drafthouse-cinema-loudoun-tickets-132456584209?fbclid=IwAR3Z7iE_eZVbC2oNDWjWaYsqpw7umw6vgC62TtNqqvSKlzHldZAnvfCjHNM

[Free] RSVP for Woodbridge →
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-lampoons-christmas-vacation-trivia-at-alamo-drafthouse-woodbridge-tickets-132448209159?fbclid=IwAR0non1onI_bwO6z4wchUTIhJ7quKPgI9x-YmHCrtjFOwJL8NpR89dlVir8

The perfect gift for everyone on your list. This year, give them an Alamo Drafthouse gift card. It's their passport to f...
12/15/2020

The perfect gift for everyone on your list.

This year, give them an Alamo Drafthouse gift card. It's their passport to film, food, and fun all in one card. Plus, take 15% off from now until 12/27.

Grab yours now at drafthouse.com/gift-cards

Next year – four new Marvel-themed Unmatched games from Mondo and Restoration Games featuring the art of Heather Vaughan...
12/15/2020

Next year – four new Marvel-themed Unmatched games from Mondo and Restoration Games featuring the art of Heather Vaughan, Oliver Barrett, Ian O'Toole, Matt Taylor, and Sanford Greene.

* Redemption Row - featuring Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight
* Hell’s Kitchen - featuring Daredevil, Elektra, and Bullseye
* Teen Spirit - featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Cloak & Dagger
* For King and Country - featuring Black Widow, Black Panther, and Winter Soldier

Full details: mondoshop.com/blogs/news/4-new-marvel-themed-unmatched-game-titles-coming-from-mondo-restoration-games-in-2021

🎶 Brown paper packages tied up with string🎶Wrapping papers from The Press Room collection via Mondo dress up any gift. P...
12/14/2020

🎶 Brown paper packages tied up with string🎶

Wrapping papers from The Press Room collection via Mondo dress up any gift. Pair them with a letterpress greeting card for the ultimate present to delight the film fan in your life.

Life finds a way, as they say. Especially when it comes to something like a sweet new restock of this epic 1000 piece JU...
12/14/2020

Life finds a way, as they say.

Especially when it comes to something like a sweet new restock of this epic 1000 piece JURASSIC PARK puzzle from mondoshop.com.

Piece together an adventure 65 million years in the making with your nearest and dearest this holiday. Plus, choose expedited shipping at checkout to get it even faster.

Jimmy Stewart lassos our hearts in this holiday classic. Grab your loved ones and watch this magical film on our outdoor...
12/13/2020
Alamo Drive-In: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Jimmy Stewart lassos our hearts in this holiday classic. Grab your loved ones and watch this magical film on our outdoor screen.

Tuesday, December 15th @ 7:00pm

What is CinemaSafe? A program promoting protocols and guidelines developed by leading epidemiologists to support a safe ...
12/13/2020
CinemaSafe - Guidelines For A Safe Return To Movie Theaters

What is CinemaSafe? A program promoting protocols and guidelines developed by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters. Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun and Woodbridge are members of this landmark organization. Find out more about what we're doing to keep moviegoing safe and fun.

Movies are back! Learn how theaters and leading experts are supporting a safe return.

Allll aboard the Alamo Drive-In! Pull up to our outdoor screen this holiday season and watch THE POLAR EXPRESS, BATMAN R...
12/13/2020
Alamo Drive-In Holiday Programming

Allll aboard the Alamo Drive-In! Pull up to our outdoor screen this holiday season and watch THE POLAR EXPRESS, BATMAN RETURNS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, WONDER WOMAN 1984, and so much more.

Ashburn, VA | Screenings daily @ dusk

Don't miss your chance to revisit Gal Gadot's dazzling performance on a (Drive-In) screen worthy of Diana's stature.
12/12/2020
Alamo Drive-In: WONDER WOMAN (2017)

Don't miss your chance to revisit Gal Gadot's dazzling performance on a (Drive-In) screen worthy of Diana's stature.

Wednesday, December 16th @ 7:00pm

12/12/2020
Posters, prints, vinyl and more!

Posters, prints, vinyl and more make our Invade the Alamo Basement Sale the perfect one stop shop for all of your holiday gifting.

Check off everyone on your list, plus opt for expedited shipping to get your items even faster.

Shop now at mondoshop.com.

The largest and most comprehensive auction of Mondo prints ever is set to close this Sunday over at eMoviePoster.com. Ov...
12/12/2020

The largest and most comprehensive auction of Mondo prints ever is set to close this Sunday over at eMoviePoster.com. Over 2,300 prints from the past three decades are available – plus, anyone who wins an auction receives a FREE rental on Alamo On Demand.

100% of proceeds from the auction and our Invade the Alamo Basement sale go towards paying Alamo Drafthouse staff and debt accrued during COVID closures. Find a gem over at emovieposter.com/agallery/15.html

Two ways to experience ARCHENEMY this weekend: In theaters and online. Grab yourself a nifty free poster at your local i...
12/11/2020

Two ways to experience ARCHENEMY this weekend: In theaters and online.

Grab yourself a nifty free poster at your local in-theater screening (while supplies last). For tickets and showtimes visit drafthouse.com/show/archenemy.

Plus, check out the virtual release party featuring appearances from the cast and crew in an 8-bit environment. For details, visit: shop.legionm.com/pages/archenemy-release-party

Watch the greatest holiday action movie on the glorious (outdoor) big screen.
12/11/2020
Alamo Drive-In: DIE HARD

Watch the greatest holiday action movie on the glorious (outdoor) big screen.

Last show: Friday, December 11th

Your holiday gifting arsenal isn't complete without a card. Browse our collection of letterpress greeting cards from The...
12/10/2020

Your holiday gifting arsenal isn't complete without a card.

Browse our collection of letterpress greeting cards from The Press Room on mondoshop.com.

Featuring classic artwork from some of your favorite Christmas movies and paired with festive metallic envelopes.

Drop one in the mail to someone you love or use as the finishing touch for the perfect present.

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Cold beer, good movies, and delicious snacks and meals; Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).

We have zero tolerance for talking or cell phone use of any kind during movies, and we aren't afraid to kick anyone rude enough to start texting their friends during a show right out of the theater. We also hate it when other movie theaters make you watch advertisements after you've already paid to see the movie, so we're vigilant about never letting ads hit our screens - we've even turned down PSAs for great causes because we don't want ANYTHING to disrupt your experience of the show. Instead of ads or mind-numbing content named after the number of minutes you have to sit through it if you get to the theater early, we create custom preshows with content themed to most of the features we program.

We also take the same care with all of our food and drink offerings, and at every Alamo location you can find a strong core of casual dining options to accompany your movie as well as menu specials updated at least every three months. Cold beer and fine wines are on the menu at every location, with an emphasis on highlighting local breweries whenever possible. Select Alamo locations feature a full bar with liquor where we theme specialty cocktails around the movies of the day.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we strive for, so in addition to maintaining the latest and greatest in projection technology so that every show features crisp, bright digital presentations with booming surround sound, we also program repertory titles and special events you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy a break from our "no talking" policy by yelling out your favorite lines at one of our Quote-Along events. Or just enjoy slumber party classics like Dirty Dancing or Clueless back up on the big screen in an auditorium filled with like-minded fans at our monthly Champagne Cinema presentations.

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Took our kids to their first Drive in Experience ,watching Monsters Inc last night. They loved it, and it was pretty nostalgic for the wife and I. Thanks for setting that up. I really missed movies during this covid-19 thing: glad to have this option
Just saw the news about Alamo Drafthouse about to reopen in Woodbridge. I think the cinema itself is doing everything possible to make it a safe environment, but here is where I hesitate: What is the protocol when a covidiot takes their mask off after they're seated? Will the staff wait for patrons to raise a flag on them, or will they just enforce the rules as a normal course of their work? Assume said covidiot puts their mask back on briefly after the staff issues a warning but takes it down again. If push comes to shove, will the staff have the authority or the interest to actually enforce the house rules in the middle of the movie? Or will they just let it slide?
Saw this on the back of the Ashburn Alamo. It’s like they predicted murder hornets!!! 😂😂😂
As someone who has supported Alamo, driven hours to go to the theater, bought lots of Mondo merchandise, this is so disheartening to see. If you don’t change your policy and give your employees the healthcare that can literally save their lives and the pay they need to stay in their homes and get the food they need you will have lost a customer for life.
Can we get this in Ashburn please? Can't get to woodbridge during the week!
Hi guys, when are you going to revise your food menu? It's due for a refresh. :) Love Ya!
Full house for White Christmas in Theater A (the biggest one) on Monday night, and the crew did its usual timely and courteous job. Thanks for another enjoyable event screening!!
Do not waste your time. Horrible theater! Under staffed. Do not order food if you expect to get it before the credits.
This place is horrible. Under staffed. Managers do not care. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.
Any chance of another Greatest Showman singalong? :)
What time does happy hour begin at the Woodbridge location?
Hi Cinephiles!! We are going to show 10 curated films in DC from Nov.7 - Nov.10. Don't miss the chance! Notable selections include King Hu’s wuxia classic A Touch of Zen (1971), the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival; Hu Sang’s pioneering historical drama Long Live the Missus! (1947); and Taiwanese icon Sylvia Chang’s romantic comedy Siao Yu (1995), which was co-written by Ang Lee (whose erotic period drama, NC-17 version Lust, Caution will also be screening at the festival). Also showing are some recent, critically acclaimed debuts by women filmmakers such as Lina Wang (A First Farewell, 2018) and Congcong Teng (Send Me to the Clouds, 2019). DCCFF is also proud to announce a screening of I Am Another You (2017), the second film by Nanfu Wang, the director of this year’s Sundance hit, One Child Nation. More details can be found on the event page below! Hope see you all there!