Bow-Tie Cinemas offers late night weekend classics


Ever seen “The Goonies” on the big screen?

Debuting last year, Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinemas holds a weekly Insomnia Theater showing modern classics every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m.

Insomnia Theater attracts younger audiences according to manager Derek Martin.

“It tends to be a more younger generation,” Martin said. “I’d say high school to mid-thirties.”

With its location in the Town Center, Insomnia Theater aims to appeal to young professionals that work and live in the area.

This is one of several attempts to offer movies on the big screen that can usually only be seen from a living room couch.

“For the most part we like to provide alternative content, not just provide your standard ‘what’s playing right now,”’ Martin said. “It’s considerably more enjoyable to see [movies] on the big screen.”

Since its recent renovation and change of ownership, Bow Tie Cinemas has offered showings that appeal to persons of all ages and interests. On Saturday and Sunday mornings Bow Tie offers Movies & Mimosas at 11 a.m., which is catered towards adults.

Bow Tie Cinemas allows people to suggest their favorite movies to be shown for both Insomnia Theater and Movies & Mimosas by going to their website.

In addition to showing older films, Reston’s Bow Tie Cinema is also home of the yearly Washington West Film Festival every October. “It’s just another way to bring people to the theater, especially since we’ve renovated from the old days,” Martin said.

Tickets to Insomnia Theater are $5.50.