Posts Tagged ‘Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse’

Laugh Track: Two Local Comedians Get a Very Early Start

“For me, stand-up comedy is a lot like sex,” says the freckled comic behind the microphone at Dupont Circle’s Townhouse. He pauses while a few people chuckle at the crowded bar. “It’s super awkward for everyone involved, you’re going to laugh at me the whole time, and it’s only going to last about three minutes.”
This has [...]

Rejected From Bentzen Ball, Local Comics Book Their Own Comedy Show

Back after a four-year hiatus, Brightest Young Things' Bentzen Ball comedy festival is named after a Danish man named Ole Bentzen who laughed himself to death while watching A Fish Called Wanda. But when the event kicks off tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring curator Tig Notaro along with Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Heather Lawless, and others, [...]

D.C. Is Getting an Alamo Drafthouse, Too (Eventually)

Remember the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema slated to open way out in Ashburn? It eventually may get some local company.
The group of investors behind the Ashburn theater, operating under the name Cojeaux Cinemas, plans to open two more Alamos in the D.C. area in the next five years. "We bought franchise rights for the entire D.C. metropolitan [...]

Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Loudoun County. Will It Be Worth the Drive?

It may be a skip and hop away from D.C., but Loudoun County's "One Loudoun" mixed-used development just announced news sure to delight movie geeks—it's getting a 34,000 square-foot Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
While the Alamo is known for its (really, really great) custom-made movie posters and enforcing strict policies about texting and talking, it's also widely [...]

Some Conflicting Thoughts About Dave Foley

Dave Foley is performing four stand-up shows at the Arlington Drafthouse on July 15 and 16.
It's part of his deadbeat dad tour: Foley, who is Canadian, owes some half-million dollars in back child support to his two teenage children in Canada. According to published reports, he has another ongoing obligation of $17,000 (Canadian) more per [...]