The Woodbridge area will soon have a new movie theater and Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center will welcome one of the development’s biggest tenants since Apple and Wegmans. Management company JBG announced that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be opening a new eight-screen theater at the shopping and restaurant center next year.
The theater will be built behind the former Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. The empty restaurant site will be demolished and replaced with a new “town square” park space that would serve an entrance of sorts for the new theater.
The theater is expected to open in late summer or early fall of 2018, with more than 865 seats, according to a JBG release. The site will reportedly “include the first true premium large format auditorium in the Alamo system consisting of a 65’ screen, Dolby Atmos sound and top of the line projection capabilities.”
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Stonebridge will host the second Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Northern Virginia — there is a current location in Ashburn. It features new films, along with special events like a sing-a-long “Beauty and the Beast” screening and a “Singin’ in the Rain” movie party.
JBG Senior Vice President Tom Sebastian called Alamo a true movie-lovers’ theater. “Featuring first-run movies along with fan favorites, indie fare and Golden Era classics, as well as great food and drink and special family-oriented programming, Alamo will be an exciting entertainment destination at Stonebridge,” Sebastian said.
Alamo franchise owners Anthony Coco and Joseph Edwards said they’re excited to bring the new theater experience to Woodbridge.
“Every seat will be a luxury recliner and each auditorium will include Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection and top-of-the-line sound,” they said in a statement. “Our commitment to the overall experience is evident through our from-scratch, in-house prepared food and extensive draft craft beer selections available both in the theater and at the adjoining taproom, Glass Half Full.”