AMC Courthouse Plaza 8

2150 Clarendon Boulevard,
Arlington, VA 22201

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 703.998.4262

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AMC Courthouse Plaza 8

Opened in 1989 and located in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Virginia, the Courthouse 8 is part of Courthouse Plaza which includes the Arlington County Courthouse. Movie houses range from 123 to 383 seats. The 383 seater is THX certified with SDDS sound.

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Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

Leila on December 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hum thumbs down for me for reserved seating. How are all these new rules and regulations working out for AMC Courthouse? I just want to be able to go to a movie. I was going to go to Courthouse for the first time tonight since the renovations, but then I saw the reserved seating caveat. What does it mean? Does it mean you can’t just show up for a film? Why on earth is it in effect for all shows?

Leila on December 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’ve experienced reserved seating in movie theaters in other countries. It slows down the line, it clusters people uncomfortably, you are stuck next to talkers until the point where you can move, and that might be too late (often one can tell the horrendous talkers even before a film begins). But mainly I am not seeing an explanation of how this will work. If I can’t just show up for a film that isn’t sold out and buy a ticket, I will go to a theater where I can show up. I don’t want to be put through hoops. I really wish the Courthouse cinema had stayed the way it was. Who cares about fancy new recliners? Honestly, I really just want to see a movie. The only place I want to see money going is in the projection and sound. The rest is insignificant. Guess I will have to pass over AMC Courthouse, my closest theater, for AMC Georgetown, where liberty still reigns. Sigh.

Cumulo on April 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

The lower level restrooms have been remodeled and are now open for guests.

Cumulo on May 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

On Wednesday night, May 15, at 12:01 AM, “Star Trek Into Darkness” will be playing in all eight theaters – four in 2D (#3, 5, 6, 7) and four in 3D (#1, 2, 4, 8).

From then through probably the next Wednesday, May 22, this will be the only movie playing at Courthouse (you read that right), with the same theater setup as above. Shows are supposed to start every half hour.

Cumulo on May 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

“Star Trek” won’t be the only movie playing after all. A few shows of “Mud” and “The Croods” are also scheduled.

JodarMovieFan on May 16, 2013 at 1:49 am

I noticed that and thought it was a typo. The movie is already opening big, why does management think there needs to be shows every ½ hour? Fandango shows many tickets available. Is #8 still THX certified, or at least the better of the 8 to see/hear/experience a movie there? Aside from the new seating, has the remodel helped the experience there of watching movies? I’m tempted to revisit the place.

Cumulo on August 29, 2013 at 8:10 am

Since Tuesday, 8/27, #3 has been closed for remodeling. They’re putting in a bigger screen and taking out the first row of seats. I don’t know if it’s supposed to open up again today or Friday.

Giles on May 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

with all the upgrades to this theater – I’m surprised that the largest screen hasn’t yet been announced to be converted to be a ‘Dolby Cinema’ screen – laser projection/Dolby Atmos – the whole kit and kaboodle

Giles on November 26, 2018 at 12:55 am

I just went to this theater last week to see the new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel on screen 8, which I remember being the largest, but with the new beds, er, I mean recliners the seating has been reduced dramatically to 151 seats. I don’t know what they did with this auditorium but I remember seeing ‘Starship Troopers’ here and I could have sworn the screen was larger than what I recently saw. The 3D screening had enough light output to make the image and movie have great dimensionality but the overall size of the screen didn’t have wanting to see another movie here. Also when this auditorium had SDDS sound, the audio presentations were top notch, here though the sound was so subdued and unimpressive (this might have been the fault of the movie’s actual soundmix).

JodarMovieFan on November 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Is 8 still THX, Giles? No placard or signage anywhere? If the sound was as bad as you described, I’d write to THX and complain.

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