Catching Red at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Happy 2011 blog readers! Although it’s a new year, we’ve got eats and things to do to catch up on from the holiday season so without further ado, I take you back to the Wednesday before Christmas :-) The Husband and I were wanting to catch up on movies while on our mini vacation and with his brother and sister-in-law living in Arlington, I suggested we hit up the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, a theatre that shows cheap movies (those that have been out for a while) and serves dinner and bar food at the same time.  After examining the schedule, we saw that Red was playing (a movie we’d been interested in seeing) and it was $3 Wednesdays (tickets for $3 each).

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We got to the theatre about 20 minutes before the start of the movie and it was already pretty full.  We found a table with a good view and started taking a look at the menu.

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Lots of options to eat, but beer first! (If you’ll be in the theatre after 9pm, it’s 21+ and they card when you get your tickets).  The night we were there, they had the below beers available.  The Husband decided to order a pitcher of the Anchor Steam.

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We started with an order of fried mac n cheese.  The Husband liked them but I didn’t.  I think I’ve determined that I prefer fried mac n cheese that is very cheesy (more like homemade mac n cheese) while the Husband tends to like it when the mac n cheese is more like a Kraft mac n cheese in the breading.  This fell under the latter description.

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The Husband was in charge of ordering and got us a calzone and a pizza to split and share with his brother and sister-in-law.  The calzone was crazy large (we definitely didn’t need the pizza along with it).

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The pizza was large as well.  It was the Ramon’s Pizza which was three cheese, ham, green pepper, onion, chicken, and pepperoni.  A bit too much meat for my taste (I prefer simpler pizzas), but the Husband and his brother enjoyed it. 

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As with our previous visits, we enjoyed ourselves, the movie, the food, and the service.  I love the combination of dining and movie watching and wish there were more theatres out there like this.





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