Let’s Go to the Movies

Let’s Go to the Movies

Elevate your movie-going experience at Tysons’ ShowPlace ICON theatre.

The recent pandemic really took a bite out of area movie theatre attendance. Especially for the ShowPlace ICON Theatre & Kitchen at The Boro, which had the unfortunate luck to open just days before the world shut down.

Now that things are “opening up” again, you should make it a point to visit this extraordinary movie theatre. Not only to support your local arts, but to spoil yourself in the luxuries that make a visit to the Tysons ShowPlace ICON a special experience.

Super-Luxurious Theatre & Dining Experience

Spanning 72,000 square feet, the ShowPlace ICON and Kitchen is a boutique theatre offering leather recliner seating, craft and specialty cocktails, and a menu of chef-inspired foods.

Get there early to enjoy a freshly-prepared meal in the Lobby Lounge, a cute bistro featuring the ICON bar. Explore the newly-expanded menu of food creations like perfectly-sized appetizers, a full-plate entrée, or dessert from the Kitchen menu. Each selection is cooked to order by the ICON culinary team using the freshest ingredients. A variety of sandwiches, pizza, bowls and fries are also offered. 

During our visit, we were delighted by the absolutely delicious Angus Beef Sliders with melted Provolone and bacon jam on a butter brioche bun and a scrumptious Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl served with sushi-grade tuna on coconut Jasmine rice. And of course, we had to top off our meal with the warm donut bites dusted with powdered sugar that reminded us of the fresh beignets we enjoyed in New Orleans. More please! (EXTRAS members enjoy 20% off all food and non-alcoholic drink items. You also have the option of free delivery right to your seat.)

A wide variety of martinis, “on the rocks,” frozen, and mixed drinks are on the bar menu, along with a large assortment of locally-sourced beer, wine, and even milkshakes. Be sure to ask about the current signature cocktail that they’ll mix before your eyes.

Traditionalists are amazed at the wide assortment of foods at the Concessions stand. When the café is closed during certain performances, or when you just want a snack with your movie, this is a great option. Here you’ll find a shorter list of concession cocktails, beers and wines, along with soft drinks, icees, milkshakes, ice cream, candies, and hot items like hot dogs, chips & nacho cheese, and Bavarian pretzels. 

And don’t get me started on the popcorn options. In addition to soft, buttery popcorn, you can get homemade caramel, cheddar or ICON popcorn! Order from any kiosk or on the app, then pick up your snacks at the counter and head to your seat for the main event that can include a feature movie, concerts, a Metropolitan Opera live or Encore broadcast, a film festival, or a special screening.

With full bellies and our bags of popcorn, we snuggled into our super-luxurious recliners to enjoy the show, with its adjustable head and foot rests, swivel tabletops, and individual heating elements built right into the chair. That’s right. Heated seats! 

The Latest and Greatest Technology Enhancements

Use of the Dolby Atmos® system surrounds you with sound from more than 60 speakers from all directions, including overhead, to provide an immersive 3D-style experience. They take it to the next level with seven full channels of Dolby® Surround 7.1 that enhances the audio definition.

Other technology includes 4K Ultra-Bright smart laser projectors offering crystal-clear high-resolution 2D and 3D immersive environments, and RealD Ultimate Screen, the world’s largest 3D cinema platform with wall-to-wall screens that allow for 85% more light and a sharper, more beautiful image.

Hearing- and visually-impaired guests have access to personal devices for displaying captioning and narration describing the on-screen action, and headsets for adjustable volume controls. Request a device at the box office or Guest Services.

Tickets and Memberships

Tickets can be ordered in advance online or via the app, and are sold at an in-theatre kiosk or the box office. Children’s tickets are available for certain ages and movie ratings (check with the theatre), and senior pricing is available for those age 60 and up. Ample parking is available in the deck below the theatre. For free parking, validate your parking ticket in the lobby before you leave.

Enjoy more benefits with an EXTRAS Membership to save on upgrades and select concession items, along with invitations to special members-only events and screenings. Members receive customized content to enhance their ICON experience, and never have to pay ticket purchasing fees when buying through the website or the ICON EXTRAS mobile app.

An ICON EXTRAS Membership is available for free with registration and your agreement to receive marketing emails from ShowPlace ICON Theatres. Pick up your membership card at the Tysons ICON theatre and use it to receive your discounts.

After a hectic day at work, it was such pleasure to attend this luxurious theatre, have a great meal, and watch a fun movie. We’ll be back, and hope we’ll see you there too.

ShowPlace ICON Theatre at The Boro

1667 Silver Hill Dr
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 424-2030

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