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|Address:||7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA|
The last time I went, it was during the afternoon of a weekday, and the show that I was watching was being projected with very dim light. We could see only the sillouette of the actors faces, rather than their actual faces and facial expressions . Since this was a drama with very little dialogue, seeing the actors faces was crucial. I went out to complain and to ask to get this poor lighting problem corrected. The only person that I saw was a person at the concession stand. Even the ticket taker had wandered off . I told the concession woman about the problem , and she was nice and said that she would report it to the manager . Nothing was ever done, and I sat through a movie that I could barely see . Even paying attention to the dialogue was difficult because I was so frustrated and fuming about the negligence . Upon leaving at the end of the movie, I politely complained to an older person who appeared to be a manager, but was not. He mentioned it other nearby staff, none of whom seemed to know how to respond other than to say they were sorry . No suggestion of any kind about a refund or recompensation was suggested . Its frustrating to spend money to park and attend a movie at a theater where no one seems trained to be able to handle routine problems .
Tickets are cheaper than the Regal Theater on the same block. There is a large movie selection, which includes a variety of foreign films, and they play some recent films that they dont play at Regal. I went to see Queen of Katwe, which only came out about three weeks ago, but is no longer played, or never was at Regal. The auditorium and screens are far larger than at the close Regal. Seats are very comfortable, with padded armrests. Sound is fantastic. Unfortunately, the auditoriums dont seem to get cleaned during the day, or at least they werent when I was there at their last showing of the day. The cupholders and plastic parts of the armrests were very sticky and dirty. The floor, especially under the seats, was covered in popcorn from previous showings. They do sell alcohol and refreshments. Being that it is underground, there is no signal, and I havent gotten the password for their locked wifi, if it even is public.
First visit here (to see "LIncoln"), very impressed. Enjoyed the quiet, adult-centric design-- no cell phone coverage is a plus. Late showings on a weeknight was nice (on a Sunday night, parking free at the nearby city-run garage past the Barnes&Noble). Screen/sound quality was decent, though not state of the art. Trailers/ads were topical and not random junk. Seats were nicely adjustable, but I was a bit sore from sitting after the 2.5 hour movie. Snack bar is as usual for cinemas overpriced, but higher quality stuff than usually available-- honest tea, real chocolate, etc.
This theatre has great movies. But the experience is made even better by the fact that you can select your seats AND they have great ushers who actually want to help you. The other day we were there and the seats wed bought turned out to be different from what Id imagined. Aldo took the tickets, traded them for the ones I wanted, and then wouldnt even accept a tip. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the theatre but also about the films they were showing. So the people, as much as the films, make this my favorite movie theatre.
The best place for movies in Bethesda. They feature documentaries, foreign films, and popular releases. Best to get tickets online in advance, as you are assigned seats, and the best ones go quickly. Full bar on premises. They also serve vegan-friendly cookies! Down-side, there is VERY little room between some rows, which leads to challenges for people sitting in the middle of the aisle that need to get out for a bathroom break.
What a change! When we first arrived at the box office, they instantly impressed me with the option to choose our seats from a screen. But inside the atmosphere was very modern clean with spot lighting everywhere. The horseshoe bar was a bonus touch. Inside the theater we sat down on really comfortable black leather seats. Just sunk right in. We had a pleasant experience. Too bad the A/C was out that day in our theater room.
Marc Kevin Hall
A superb cinema catering more to adults than the teen demographic, with a solid representation of art house films alongside other independent productions. Theres a full bar with a reasonable selection, and good, reasonably priced sandwiches and snacks. Best of all, the lobby has a nice area of plush seating to enjoy a post-film beverage, instead of having to run out into the crowds when the house lights come up.
Landmark Bethesda is always a pleasure. A an older and smaller theatre, it screens indie movies that arent widely shown. Service is very friendly and happy to see you, and it feels good not going to a massive nationwide chain. Wine and beer are available for purchase, although I havent indulged. Definitely worth a visit. Especially if youre in the mood for some lesser-known films.
My favorite movie theater. I moved to a pretty far area, but I still take the hour long train commute to get there when I want to see a movie. Such friendly staff, and I love the whole atmosphere. You get to choose your seat beforehand and theres usually an usher to show you to it. Its a very clean place too, which is a big plus for a movie theatre.
Best venue for intelligent art cinema. The new renovations have just made it that more comfortable and wonderful. And to the previous reviewer complaining about the smell of popcorn. What planet do you hail from? Popcorn has always been the cinemas primary foodstuff. Get a life. This place is remarkable and the staff are bloody brilliant!
The quality of the films shown at this theater is very high, the seats are comfortable and theres good food service, including a bar. One caution: Best to order your tickets on line because seats are reserved and Ive had to sit in front a couple of times because I failed to do so.
The theater is very nice but having to pick your seat is annoying. Dont be cute or different. Just let people buy a ticket and let them sit where they may, like any other movie theater. Plus more restrooms! When theres a line in the mens restroom theres a problem...
Favorite movie theatre in area. Great selection of limited release films. Seats are comfortable. Ticket prices arent terrible if you go during week. Also not crowded during the week. Concessions are typical. Although they do serve alcohol I believe.
A very high quality and pleasant experience. They have a bar and serve food like no other concessions you may have seen. The staff are very kind and helpful. The seating is comfortable and it reclines. High quality sound and picture. I love this theater!
Well curated independent and foreign films. It makes for a complete evening to dine in Bethesda Row, walk over for a movie, and then grab an ice cream cone as you walk back leisurely to your car or metro. Plan your night out around it!
A fabulous place to see movies. I also like the fact that Landmark Theatres serves real butter on their popcorn. Most everywhere serves that Superkist 2 vegetable oil topping. Landmark serves the Odells Butter.