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One Loudoun Voted “Favorite Place to Meet With Friends”

The 2016 Loudoun Now Favorites of Loudoun County awards confirmed what most One Loudoun visitors are already well aware of; One Loudoun rocks! Readers of Loudoun Now submit nominees for a wide range of categories and then vote on those nominees to determine the winners. One Loudoun, its businesses, and its employees, raked in the awards, with 5 award winners and 7 runner-ups. One Loudoun as a community was the winner for the Favorite Place to Meet with Friends, no surprise giving the wide variety of cuisine, shopping, and activities. This award really speaks to how loved One Loudoun has become, as there were over 40 nominees for this category! One Loudoun was also a runner up for Favorite Date Spot.

The other One Loudoun winners were Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Company, Uncle Julio’s for Favorite Mexican Restaurant, Kristi Hardy of Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Broker, and Chad Parsons of Advanced Corrective Chiropractic for Favorite Chiropractor. There were also three other winners with strong One Loudoun ties: Jason Masi, a regular performer at Acoustic Wednesday who will next be preforming on August 10th, won Favorite Band/Musician, Barnes and Noble, which will soon be opening a location at One Loudoun, won for Favorite Bookstore, and Allen Cochran of Cochran’s Stone Masonry, the builders of the Barn at One Loudoun, was the winner for Favorite Stone Mason.

Our One Loudoun runners up were very impressive as well and easily could have taken home the top prize. In addition to the One Loudoun’s runner up finish in the Favorite Date Spot category, the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market was Runner up for Favorite Farmer’s Market, Alamo Drafthouse was runner up for favorite movie theater, Virginia Tire and Auto was runner up for Favorite Auto Repair Shop, Sport Clips at One Loudoun was runner up for Favorite Barber Shop, State Farm was runner up for Favorite Insurance Company, and Aaron Malofsky of Hail and Hog Kitchen and Tap was runner up for Favorite Bartender. Stop by One Loudoun and check out all these awesome honorees! For a full list of One Loudoun businesses visit our tenant directory.

 

Alamo Drafthouse Featured in Bloomberg Business

In a day in age where youngsters stream the latest movies on their computers, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema continues to reinvent the movie theater experience. What was once a small idea has now turned into a national business, and one that we are proud to call a part of the One Loudoun family! In a recent article from Bloomberg Business, Tim League, the founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, describes the franchise’s history and what is in store for the future. The article also mentions the One Loudoun Drafthouse location and how it came to be.

Check out the links below to view the original Bloomberg Business article or to read more about the Alamo Drafthouse here at One Loudoun!

The Movie Chain Hoping to Steal Netflix Customers With Pizza and Beer by Bloomberg Business

Reinventing the Modern Movie Theater from the One Loudoun Blog

4 Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss at One Loudoun

Looking to fill your February calendar with a few fun, festive events? Be sure to check out a few of these upcoming events at One Loudoun:

 

“Wine Down” & Late Night Specials

5ense of Thai

Every Monday

Looking for a delicious dining experience? Stop by 5ense of Thai Monday evenings for Wine Down & Late Night Specials. Enjoy half price bottles of wine and more!

 

Blues & Brews

Bar Louie

Every Thursday, 9 pm to Close

Are you a fan of local brews and blues? Stop by Bar Louie any Thursday night for bourbon, beer, and of course, live blues music. This weekly series is one you surely won’t want to miss!

 

Titanic: Feast

The Alamo Drafhouse Cinema

February 14th, 6:00 pm

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy in a screening of everyone’s favorite romantic film — Titanic! The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is hosting Titanic Feast, yet another installment of their Food & Film Series, on Februrary 14th and it’s sure to be a star-studded success! Titanic Feast will feature culinary creations inspired by a romantic evening meal aboard the Titanic itself. Why not spend the most romantic day of the year watching the most romantic film of the century? Buy your ticket today!

 

Clueless: Quote-Along

The Alamo Drafhouse Cinema

February 21st & 22nd, 6:30 pm

Travel back to the 90’s with everyone’s favorite Beverly Hills teen Cher Horowtiz in a special, quote-along edition of Clueless this February at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Think you can pass up this blockbuster sensation? As if! For more on upcoming blockbusters and signature movie series, be sure to check out the Alamo’s February Calendar.

 

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Reinventing the Modern Movie Theater

Back in the day, movie theaters and cinemas were the one and only place you could see a film. Now, with the introduction of online video streaming (Netflix and Hulu in particular), the 21st century movie-goer is able to select the movie of their choice from a seemingly endless stream of films—all from the convenience of their sofa or bed, at a significantly lower price point.

As a result, traditional movie theaters have continued to see a steady decline in box office ticket sales year over year for the past decade. While a large majority of the more traditional movie theaters have struggled to survive in the 21st century, a select number of movie theaters have started to raise the bar for the entire industry by truly reinventing the movie-going experience. Enter—the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

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The State-of-The-Art Theater

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, also known as “the Alamo” to Loudoun locals, has become a star-studded sensation here at One Loudoun since the theater opened its doors in 2013—and it’s no surprise why! The Alamo offers a movie-going experience like no other in their 32,000 sq ft facility, with state-of-the-art surround sound and stadium-style seating with long bar tops for leisurely dining.

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The Food & Drink

The Alamo’s extensive menu offers a wide selection of award-winning cuisine, from “Royale with Cheese” burgers and Omnivore Pizzas, to specialty items tailored to today’s biggest box-office hits—like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and more! The Alamo has gone to great lengths to ensure that each and every item on the Alamo’s extensive menu is crafted from fresh, locally grown ingredients.

In addition to the Alamo’s unparalleled movie-going experience, the Alamo at One Loudoun is also home to the Glass Half Full Taproom—an eclectic, one-of-a-kind pub with 30+ beers on tap. They also have a well-rounded list of specialty cocktails, award-winning milkshakes and more. According to QSR Magazine, the Alamo “is one example of an early movie-dining concept that’s embraced innovation and changed with the times”. As you can see, it has certainly paid off!

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The Unparalleled Experience

Since its inception, the Alamo has been praised by Fandango.com as “One of the Best Movie Theaters in the Country”, by Entertainment Weekly as “the #1 Theater in America”, by Wired.com as the “Coolest Movie Theater in the World” and by TIME Magazine as the “Best Theater Ever”. Why, you may ask? The Alamo prides themselves in their unmatched attention to detail, with both their food offerings and overall customer experience.

The Alamo features films ranging from today’s hottest box-office hits to signature themed-movie screenings—ranging from Star Trek Movie Marathons and Love Actually Quote-Alongs to The ELF Movie Party and beyond! According to the Los Angeles Times, the Alamo “has developed a cult following for its special events, in-seat food and drink service, and themed movie nights”.

Furthermore, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, the Alamo “does not simply blow the dust off these films: It gives them new life, jolting them back into the cinematic consciousness with the fervor and audacity of a mad scientist in a Saturday matinee serial.” There’s no doubt about it—the Alamo offers one of, if not the most innovative and exciting movie-going experience in the country!

The Alamo’s one-of-a-kind movie-going experience has made this innovative company’s theaters a second home for movie fans across the globe, as the Alamo continues to go above and beyond to deliver the perfect movie-going experience to their customers. As Entrepreneur Magazine put it—“this is what Alamo Drafthouse does: It connects moviegoers and movies on a visceral– even primal–level, conjuring the magic and excitement of audience members’ most formative cinematic experiences.”

But don’t take our word for it! Check out the upcoming box office hits and specialty film screenings offered exclusively at One Loudoun on the Alamo’s calendar today!

Sourcesicsc.orgwashingtonpost.comqsrmagazine.comdeadline.comentrepreneur.com