New Owners for Reston Town Center Movie Theater

Rave Cinema is now Bow Tie Cinema Reston Town Center 13

Reston Town Center's is now being operated by Bow Tie Cinemas, and a thorough renovation is being planned.

Bow Tie Cinemas is a Connecticut-based company with 18 theaters nationwide, including locations in Richmond and Annapolis.

Bow Tie's  slogan is "bringing style and elegance back to the movie going experience."

Many Bow Tie Theatres include stadium seating, upgraded snack choices, and special events, such as independent films and Super Tuesday discounts ($6 screenings), in addition to first-run movies.

For showtimes and to learn more about Bow Tie's special presentations, click here.

Justine van Engen April 02, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Will Bow Tie post movie titles on the marquee again? Is that too much for a community to ask of a theater?
Alicia Leonard April 02, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Thank god! I have boycotted this theatre because it became such a dump! Why go there when you can go to nice, clean and fabulous Tysons?! It will be good to have a nice theatre close by again...
Jennifer Davis Heffner April 02, 2011 at 04:02 PM
Let's hope they mean it -- the RTC theatre needs an all-over makeover !! The chairs and audio are horrible.
Mary Sue Lyons April 02, 2011 at 04:30 PM
More independent, art, and foreign movies like Landmark Theaters at Bethesda Row would be great.
Karen Johannesen April 02, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Please, more independent and foreign films.
Steve L April 02, 2011 at 04:47 PM
The best business strategy would certainly be to show indie films. Renovations are nice, but the cost/benefit to the owners would be minimal.
Karen Goff April 02, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Good catch of the spellcheck fail, Frank. Want to moonlight as my copy editor?
Maria Koklanaris Bonaquist April 02, 2011 at 08:03 PM
Frank you realize this offer comes with a border, right?
Dave Hughes April 02, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Boy, the Rave ownership didn't last long! The secret to success for the Reston movie theater is an upgrate to stadium seating and more indie films like what's shown at Bethesda Row, the Cinema Arts, and AMC Shirlington! I'm tired of having to drive 15+ miles to see cool cutting-edge cinema!
Ron Rosario April 03, 2011 at 05:43 PM
I was there this weekend....the place has been cleaned up remarkably well, there are no more broken seats, and the titles are back up on the marquee again! Bow Tie's owner was on screen before the movie telling the audience that the theater will soon get a complete renovation with stadium seating, new seats, bigger screens, new restooms, new candy stands, and digital projectors with 3D! The audience clapped!!
Lauren Rosenberg April 04, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Went by the theater this weekend--all I can say is WOW! No broken toilets in the ladies room, and my stall actually was fully stocked with paper! The stand was really clean and finally they have fresh popcorn. Loved "The Lincoln Lawyer", wish they would play "Jane Eyre"! Thanks, Bow Tie! Welcome to the neighborhood.
Mike Smith January 07, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Does anyone know how they're doing on the upgrades to install stadium seating?
Karen Goff January 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
They just started this week - finally.
Mike Smith January 10, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Karen - Thanks for the update. I really like the improvements the new owners have made over the past few months. Stadium seating further improves that experience. It's nice to see a company that's focused on the customer.
Mike Smith May 07, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Karen - Do you happen to have any updates on the stadium seating progress?


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