(Updated 4 p.m.) ShowPlace Icon has made its opening plans to bring movies to The Boro in Tysons.
The 72,000-square-foot theater plans to officially open at 1667 Silver Hill Drive on March 6, according to the theater’s spokesperson.
People who are Extra Club Members, a free membership available online, will be able to watch free movies with free popcorn and drinks during the theater’s soft opening between next Friday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, March 4.
This will be the movie theater chain’s seventh location, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to share our passion for creating an unparalleled moviegoing experience with the dynamic local communities,” CEO Tony Kerasotes said in the press release. “The ever-growing Tysons neighborhood seemed like the perfect choice when deciding where to plant our roots in the [D.C. area].”
The Tysons theater is set to have 14 auditoriums with seating for 1,795 people, seat heaters and food and drinks from the ICON Bistro and The Lobby Lounge, the press release said.
Photo courtesy TAA Public Relations
Movies are weeks away from coming to the big screen at The Boro development in Tysons.
Caroline Flax, an associate at The Meridian Group, said via a spokesperson that ShowPlace Icon is planning to open in March at 1667 Silver Hill Drive.
“This location, the seventh in the U.S. under the Showplace Icon brand for Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, spans 72,000 square feet, with 1,795 seats spread across 14 theaters, plus a restaurant and a bar and lounge,” the Washington Business Journal reported.
The opening of the 70,000-square-foot store, Mid-Atlantic flagship Whole Foods store in the fall marked when the development started to come alive with places for people to eat and shop.
Flax said that people can also expect these stores and eateries later this year:
- Tasty Kabob in the “spring”
- Paper Source in the “spring”
- Caliburger in the “summer”
According to The Boro’s social media accounts, other summer newcomers will include El Bebe Tacos & Tequila, Open Road Grill and The Shade Store.
Photo via The Boro/Facebook
This year’s 16th annual “Sunset Cinema” series features three family-friendly flicks in the City of Falls Church.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host weekly movies at Cherry Hill Park (223 Little Falls Street) beginning at 7:45 p.m.on Fridays.
This week’s pick is Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” on this Friday (Sept. 20), followed by “Hocus Pocus” on Sept. 27 and finally “Back to the Future” on Oct. 4.
All movies are free and open to the public.
Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase, and attendees are welcome to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs for comfort.
In case of bad weather, the showing will be moved indoors to the nearby community center.
Image via the City of Falls Church
The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.
We’ve scoured the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!
Tuesday (July 30)
- Ruff Tuesdays — 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Road) and 4-9 p.m. at Caboose Tavern (520 Mill Street NE) — This brewery invites patrons to come for an extended happy hour and bring their dogs. They will have water and treats for furry friends as well as raffle-giveaways.
- Cinema Tuesday — 9-11 p.m. at Tysons Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike) — This Tuesday, people at Tysons Biergarten can watch a free showing of “Jaws.” Beer and appetizers will be served.
Wednesday (July 31)
- Culture Shock D.C. — 10 a.m. at Theatre-in-the-Woods (1551 Trap Road) — This hip-hop dance show features a local Culture Shock troupe. The show is suited for ages 7 and up. Tickets are $10.
Thursday (August 1)
- 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies — 7 p.m. at Angelika Film Center (2911 District Avenue) — Fans of the American rock band can watch a feature film, which showcases the previously unreleased June 17, 1991 concert. Tickets are $14.50.
Friday (August 2)
- Movie Night with the National Law Enforcement Museum — 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. at The Plaza (1961 Chain Bridge Road) — The National Law Enforcement Museum invites the community for a free showing of “Zootopia.” Popcorn and treats from Lolli & Pops will be provided before the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (August 3)
- K-9 Law Enforcement-Themed Kid’s Club — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Plaza (1961 Chain Bridge Road) — Kids will have the opportunity to learn about K9 law enforcement by making crafts and watching demonstrations. Attendees can also meet Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority K9 Russell and his handler Corporal Matthew Werner.
Sunday (August 4)
- Free Yoga — 9-10 a.m. at Strawberry Park (2910 District Avenue) — A free yoga class will take place outside for community members. The Mosaic District asks that participants bring their own yoga mat, water and other necessities.
Photo via Mosaic District/Facebook
Mysteries and film noir classics will come to the silver screen every week this month at the Mosaic District.
Moviegoers at the Angelika Film Center (2911 District Avenue, Suite 200) can watch a different film every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Tickets cost $14.50.
The movie options are:
- May 8: “Mildred Pierce” — A woman struggles to support her spoiled daughter after divorcing her husband and starting a successful restaurant business
- May 15: “The Maltese Falcon” — A private detective seeks out his partner’s killer and becomes involved in a search for a priceless 16th-century statuette
- May 22: “Double Indemnity” — A woman seduces an insurance agent into murdering her husband, but then they get suspicious of each other’s motives
- May 29: “The Lady From Shanghai”– A seaman gets implicated in a murder after he starts working on a yacht
From the Mosaic District’s website:
Join us Wednesdays in May for murder, femme fatales and a hard-boiled detective with a hat. With breathtaking cinematography, these Film Noir classics mark an error of smoky landscapes, towering shadows and stupendous mystery.
The self-described “boutique cinema” in the heart of the Mosaic District typically shows independent and specialty films.
Photo via Facebook
FCPS Closed Today — It’s a snow day for Fairfax County public school students. Light snow is currently falling around the area and sticking to untreated roads. FCPS decided to close amid fears of treacherous road conditions. [Reston Now]
Tysons Car Dealership Purchased — Arlington-based Graham Holdings has purchased the Honda dealership in Tysons. The land on which the dealership sits is currently for sale and slated for redevelopment. [BusinessWire]
Free Screenings of Black Panther in Tysons — Best Picture-nominated Black Panther is returning to 250 AMC theaters, including the AMC Tysons Corner Center 16, for free screenings from Feb. 1-7. [Patch]
Vienna Halloween Parade Recap — Thousands attended the Vienna Halloween Parade on Wednesday, enjoying cool fall weather and a wide variety of marchers and floats heading down Maple Ave. One particular source of interest was a Vienna garbage truck decorated with artwork from local elementary school students. [InsideNova, Patch, Fairfax News]
Reminder: SoberRide This Weekend — Those heading to bars and parties this weekend can get a free, safe ride home thanks to the SoberRide program. The program, which is active for certain festive holidays — like Halloween — offers a free Lyft ride home up to $15 with a limited-time code. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]
Hocus Pocus Playing in Tysons — Starting Saturday and running through Halloween, the classic 1993 Disney film Hocus Pocus will be playing at the AMC Tysons Corner 16. [Patch]
Pair of Weekend Events at Biergarten — The Tysons Biergarten will be hosting “APBA Pit Bull Appreciation Day 2018” on Saturday afternoon and “Feargarten,” a costume party, on Sunday night. [Facebook, Twitter]
Town of Vienna Replacing Furniture — “The Vienna town government soon will replace Town Hall’s reception desk, kiosk and conference-room furniture under a $23,788 contract approved Oct. 15 by the Vienna Town Council. The main reception desk at Vienna Town Hall is more than two decades old, lacks adequate work space and has non-working drawers.” [InsideNova]