Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard
6111 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: (703) 534-9100
Fax: (703) 534-5589
Following an extensive renovation, this old movie theater reopened in 1998 as a venue for national and regional country, bluegrass, rock and folk bands. Great effort went into restoring the original luster of this art deco theatre. Smoking is prohibited in the dining area and the balcony of the State Theatre. The kitchen offers burgers, nachos, enchiladas and vegetarian entrees. Pasta dishes are also available. All these make this venue a delightful one.
The Lee Arts Center, located in the Lee Community Center, is a hidden gem in Arlington. Its private studios are occupied by a thriving community of potters and printers. They organize several programs and workshops in pottery, ceramic work, sculpting, tile-making, and printmaking. The gallery space hosts fascinating exhibitions that display works by resident artists.
This comedy club has something for the whole family, with live performances for adults and programs for kids. Classes are available for those who want to learn the art of humor. Visit the website for additional details.
Built in 1908, Ri Ra Irish Pub creates the mood of a Victorian Irish pub. The pub has a warm atmosphere with dark wooden furniture and friendly service. Ri Ra Irish Pub has a full bar and the food is a combination of Irish and American fare, such as Irish Potato Cakes and Guinness BBQ Burger. You can also enjoy live entertainment every Wednesday through Saturday Night.
Come down to the Drafthouse for a night chock full of fun! One the face of it, the place appears to be a movie theater. They show movies here, but they do so much more as well. For starters, there is a full food menu and full bar service and you're free to enjoy dinner and drinks during the movie. If movies aren't your thing, the Drafthouse also hosts live music from jazz to rock and even heavy metal, live stand-up comedy, as well as a whole range of special events and festivals including weekly wine nights, 80s nights, stand-up comedy challenges, and the annual "Dude Fest" celebrating the popular Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski). On game days, the Drafthouse even puts your favorite sporting events up on the big screen.
With a packed weekly concert list featuring country acts, indie bands, open mic nights and more, it has become a musical staple for those in Clarendon. IOTA Club and Cafe is not only a music venue but also a popular bar for their wide selection of micro brews and fine spirits. This informal cafe has a warm and inviting vibe to it with its brick walls and soft lighting. Offering tasty grubs throughout the day and late night, IOTA is a buzzing place for food and entertainment. Since no reservations are taken for the shows, it is recommended that you show up early to get a spot inside. Visitors must be at least 21 years old to attend these live gigs.
AMC Loews Shirlington 7 is a movie fanatic's dream come true. With 7 screens this cineplex magnifies every movie for your viewing pleasure and making movie watching a more memorable experience. Many refreshment stands ensure that you are thoroughly entertained. And undeniably, nothing could be better than catching up on a new flick with your family and friends!
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 is a movie fanatic's dream come true. With 12 screens this cineplex magnifies every movie for your viewing pleasure and making movie watching a more memorable experience. Many refreshment stands ensure that you are thoroughly entertained.
This northern Virginia venue is home to two theater companies and a Children's Theater which offers a popular summer program of plays acted by and for children. The Horizon Theatre presents a variety of plays written by and about women. The American Century Theater is dedicated to performing American theatrical works, especially those notable for their importance, neglect, or sheer merit. Well-favored classics such as "Twelve Angry Men" and "The Crucible" can be seen here along with writers such as Orson Welles and Gore Vidal.
This is a group especially dedicated to a celebration of Latin-American culture, but good performances transcend cultural boundaries and that, more than anything else, is what these actors are working toward. All performances at this theater are in Spanish, but simultaneous English interpretation is provided for select performances at no cost. Also available during weekend matinees are child-care services, by reservation only. Group rates are available.
American Century Theater is dedicated to producing American plays from the 20th century that have especially influenced our society and culture. Created as a non profit organization for the preservation of these sometimes neglected dramas and comedies, the shows provide thoughtful insight into American heritage. With the belief that theater should be available to everyone, the organization keeps admission prices as low as possible.
A local high school drama company, the McLean High School Theater hosts performances by dedicated students and performers from the McLean High School. With a passion for drams and the craft of acting, these youngsters put up performances and re-enactments of their favorite works like Catch Me If You Can. Encouraging growth, creativity and performance, these high schoolers take part in all aspects from performance to costume design and set design. For their latest shows and events, visit the website.