In today’s media-driven society, where companies like Netflix can produce Oscar-winning films and streaming television from an iPhone is the new norm, it’s no surprise that the movie-going experience is changing. Theaters are becoming larger, seats are getting more comfortable and the overall event of going to the movies is enhanced.
In just a few days, local movie lovers can take it all in for themselves with the opening of ShowPlace ICON Theatre in Tysons, a 72,000-square-foot premium theater that will be the seventh of its kind, from 110-year-old company Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres.
Located directly across from Whole Foods’ recently opened Mid-Atlantic flagship, the space includes 14 auditoriums that range in size from 45 to 226 seats, heated reclining chairs, reservation-only seating, a lobby lounge for those over the age of 21 and a bistro offering American-style cuisine.
The new addition to the neighborhood is the second theater in the McLean area, located just over a mile away from AMC Tysons Corner 16.
For those who want to check out the new space for themselves, there will be a soft opening happening from Friday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, March 4, which includes free movies to the public, as well as free concessions to Extra Club Members. The official grand opening of the theater is set for Friday, March 6. // 1667 Silver Hill Drive, McLean
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