Old Town Theater

Welcome to the Old Town Theater located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia at 815 1/2 King Street. The Old Town Theater offers entertainment for all ages.

Look for nationally-touring comedians headlining our Comedy Zone Revue, which features magic, juggling, singers, dancers, and other variety. Paying homage to the vaudeville era of entertainment, we seek to offer the best variety of entertainment in the best DC-area venue. The Theater offers all the amenities that our modern theater goer has become accustomed to. New, comfortable theater seating has been installed with more space between every row. Our sound and lighting system would make Pink Floyd blush. Add in outstanding service and we have the recipe for a wonderful experience, which is exactly what you will have! The Richmond Club offers exclusive seating on our balcony including a full restaurant with service designed to show our appreciation of the connoisseur of live entertainment. ***Perfect as a venue for private parties, corporate events, weddings, kids' parties, and much more!***

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Red Marbles! **THIS IS A MUST READ**
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas.
I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr.. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.
'Hello Barry, how are you today?'
'H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look good..'
'They are good, Barry.. How's your Ma?'
'Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time.'
'Good. Anything I can help you with?'
'No, Sir.
Jus' admirin' them peas.'
'Would you like to take some home?' asked Mr. Miller.
'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.'
'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?'
'All I got's my prize marble here.'
'Is that right? Let me see it' said Miller.
'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.'
'I can see that. Hmm mmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?' the store owner asked..
'Not zackley but almost.'
'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble'. Mr. Miller told the boy.
'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.'
Mrs... Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.
With a smile she said, 'There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances.. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever..
When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.'
I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado , but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.
Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.
Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband's casket.
Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes...
Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband's bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.
'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about.
They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size.....they came to pay their debt.'
'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided, 'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho ..'
With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.
The Moral :
We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.
Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles:
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself...
An unexpected phone call from an old friend .....
Green stoplights on your way to work...
The fastest line at the grocery store...
A good sing-along song on the radio...
Your keys found right where you left them.
Share this with the people you'll never forget.
I just Did...
If you don't share it with anyone, it means you are in way too much of a hurry to even notice the ordinary miracles when they occur.

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Seth Goldman signing copies of Mission in a Bottle after his interview with Tom Gardner.

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The Rat Pack reunites at OTT! All the classics and humor, too! Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/kc2wknb

Woody Pines looked & sounded incredible on our 1914 stage! Can't wait for them to come play for us again!!

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Spend your Thursday night with the incomparable Woody Pines at OTT! Join us at 8pm!

Excited to host ACVA's brand launch event today! New things in store for our great old city :)


Daryl Davis's All Star band

The ridiculously talented Daryl Davis returns to OTT with his All Stars this month!

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A standing ovation from our packed house!

One of the greatest films...EVER! Experience Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL on the big screen Sunday at 6!


JP Soars & the RedHots

Not your average blues guitarist! With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Black Sabbath, JP Soars & the Red Hots will give you just the edge you're looking for!

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Mark your calendars! Our next astounding all-ages MAGIC show is October 12 at 2pm!

Too excited for Michael Winslow's first performance here tonight!! Join us at 8 for some noisy, funny fun!

Adorable kids from "Once Upon a Time Shop"


The Anonymous People - Official Trailer

Help eliminate the stigma of addiction recovery. Join us September 23 for The Anonymous People at OTT!

Please read more about this feature length documentary film at: http://www.theanonymouspeople.com


Seth Goldman (Honest Tea) & Tom Gardner (The Motley Fool)

Tickets to Seth Goldman's book tour are going fast! Get them while you can!

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The Big Meow presented by Jane Franklin Dance

A orange fluffball with a lion's roar just wants to belong! Bring the whole family along on his adventure at OTT with "The Big Meow" by Jane Franklin Dance!

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Woody Pines | Greenroom Sessions at Kirk Avenue Music Hall

These fellows are going to look great on our stage...and sound great too, of course! Can't wait for Woody Pines at OTT! Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/ncnuehy

Woody Pines Credits: Producer: Cory Campbell Edits: Brett Winter Lemon Location: Kirk Avenue Music Hall www.kirkavenuemusic.com

Had so much fun hosting Avery's Harry Potter party in our "Great Hall"!


Buster Keaton's

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Once Upon A Time Shop (the musical)

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Michael Winslow Car Alarm

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Fantastic first First Tuesday! Strathmore alum Christylez Bacon wowed the crowd with his orchestral beat-boxing! The fabulous Chaise Lounge return next month with a new talented Strathmore Artist-in-Residence!

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815 1/2 King Street
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00
Thursday 17:00 - 02:00
Thursday 11:00 - 14:00
Friday 17:00 - 02:00
Friday 11:00 - 14:00
Saturday 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00
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