LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Reston

11940 Market Street,
Reston, VA 20190

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Operated by: LOOK Dine-In Cinemas

Previously operated by: Bow Tie Cinemas, National Amusements, Rave Motion Picture Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas Bow-Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center 11 & BTX

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LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Reston

The Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas is a one of the architectural landmarks of this beautiful planned community dubbed the “Downtown” for the twenty first century.

The project was started by Cineplex Odeon during their building boom but they never completed the building. National Amusements stepped in and finished it. Some years later they split theaters 1 & 2 on the main level into four screens, width-wise, bringing the complex to a total of 13 screens.

It was taken over from National Amusements by Rave Motion Picture Theatres in December 2009. Taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas from April 1, 2011. In 2012, Bow Tie carried out extensive renovations which included de-twinning screens 1 & 2, to bring the total number of screens back to its original configuration of 11. Stadium seating with luxury rockers are featured in each house. A cocktail bar featuring local and national brand beers, wines and cocktails was added along with an outdoor lounge on top of the marquee.

Closed during the pandemic, Bow Tie celebrated the reopening of this theater on May 28, 2021. It was closed in April 2022. It was reopened by LOOK Dine-In Cinemas on November 2, 2023.

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Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

thebrat on December 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Yes I just called this theatre and no it won’t be shown in HFR or Atmos. Me no like. The GM said it was almost ready for Atmos and they haven’t upgraded to HFR at the time I spoke to the General Manager.

Giles on December 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

“almost ready” isn’t cutting it, the first Hobbit movie is a top tier movie where Bow Tie should have had everything in place to compete with the Regal’s and AMC’s in the DC metro area – on the plus side, at least the film will be presented in 7.1 discrete surround sound.

Giles on December 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Bow Tie though must be given some credit, along with Cinema Arts (three of the six screens) and the new Angelika Mosaic in providing 7.1 surround sound in all of it’s auditoriums – Regal and AMC fail in this respect

Giles on July 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

finally made it over to see a movie on the BTX screen. I liked how the screen pretty much used the entire wall, and the 7.1 audio of ‘The Lone Rider’ was thunderous and aurally intense.

Giles on December 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

[sigh] no Atmos or ‘high frame rate’ on the BTX screen for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Giles on September 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm

I’m forgetting are there ceiling speakers on the BTX auditorium? Maybe Bow Tie could relook at putting an object based processor/system here: DTS-X or even AuroMax

ianpuffen on April 13, 2022 at 10:53 pm


Bow Tie Cinemas will not be renewing their lease at this location, with Look Dine-in Cinemas set to take over and perform a full renovation for a late 2022 reopening. The article is short on details but all other look locations appear to follow the typical dine-in cinema setup with a full kitchen and bar and recliner seating. With how tightly built this complex is I can’t see them adding a full kitchen without removing an auditorium somewhere, or cutting out part of theater 5 (the BTX auditorium) which has the only large screen here. Hopefully they leave that one alone.

BigScreen_com on May 3, 2022 at 12:43 pm

The theater closed in April 2022, but will likely reopen as a LOOK Dine-In Cinemas location soon: Reston, VA: Bow Tie Reston Town Center 11 & BTX Closed [May 3, 2022]

JodarMovieFan on September 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

As I’m looking into why Bow Tie abandoned the MD/VA markets, I came upon this old multiplex I visited years ago. As with my other earlier posts, it has disappeared. After living on the west coast for a brief period, I came back to the area and visited this place with a friend. I saw Star Trek: Generations here..I’m guessing early ‘95 as it was playing in one of the last venues booking it in digital sound. I’m thinking DTS. It was in a tiny auditorium and I do recall the experience was hardly like anything I experienced at a Dolby Digital engagement outside of Spokane WA, or the really huge older Act III multiplexes in Portland OR and even one of the smaller but decently sized (400?), but THX certified smaller auditoriums at the former Manns Chinese. Not quite sure but I think parking was a premium here once upon a time and having to pay(?).

I imagine whomever takes over will benefit from the Bow Tie upgrades aside from whatever is added for the dining part of the business.

ianpuffen on November 3, 2023 at 12:45 pm

This theater should be changed to Open as of Nov. 2; Look Dine-in Cinemas reopened it after a remodel to install recliner seating and an expanded bar area with seven of the eleven screens currently in operation.

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