NextStop Theatre Company Launches “NextStop Cinema”

NextStop Theatre Company Launches “NextStop Cinema”

NextStop to offer private rentals to serve the community during the shutdown.

NextStop Theatre Company is excited to introduce the “NextStop Cinema,” where patrons can rent the entire theater for a private movie viewing experience!

NextStop provides the big theater, high-powered projector, 16’ screen, movie theater quality sound and a staff member, and the patron brings the movie (DVD, Blu-ray or streaming service) and a small group of family and friends. Of course, safety is the number one priority, and NextStop has implemented multiple new safety features and follows strict social distancing guidelines.

NextStop staff has heard that families have a great need right now for something safe and fun to do outside of the house, so offering these movies nights is a small way NextStop can serve the community. “Nothing makes me sadder than seeing a theater empty,” says Evan Hoffmann, NextStop’s Producing Artistic Director. “Yet, at the same time, it does represent endless possibilities! Since we do not feel the time is right yet for live performances, we thought we would try something completely different with our empty theater and let our beloved patrons make use of it for their own personal use and entertainment. It’s the least we can do.”

We believe “NextStop Cinema” is perfect for Family Movie Night, Date Night (or Double Date Night), The Big Game, Kids “Play Dates,” Birthday Celebrations, Adult Social Gatherings, Company Events, and more! Movie theater popcorn is available at no extra charge, and outside food and beverage is permitted.

NextStop Theatre has been closed to public performances since cancelling the final weekend of “Ordinary Days” on March 12, 2020. NextStop held a small but overwhelmingly popular education program this summer, serving 185 students for in-person, socially-distant theater classes. NextStop plans to make additional announcements about fall education programs and outdoor programming in the coming days. The nonprofit is also in the midst of a major fundraising campaign, the NextStop Now Fund. We have raised two thirds of the $100,000 goal so far. The funds go toward keeping the theatre afloat during the shutdown, as will revenues from the NextStop Cinema.


NextStop Cinema rentals are $50 per hour (minimum 3 hours) plus a $50 refundable deposit. Dates are currently available in September. Contact with questions or to arrange a rental for a date/time not listed. Visit for more information and to book:

NextStop Theatre
269 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, VA 20170


NextStop Theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities. Wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling the box office.

About NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop Theatre Company is an award-winning professional, nonprofit live theatre company with a 100-seat venue one mile from Reston Town center, presenting musicals, comedies, dramas and education programs. NextStop is dedicated to building the bonds of community, where engaged citizens can gather to discuss and learn about diverse perspectives on big issues and ideas through theatre.

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