8 Screens. Opened May 3, 2002. The Bethesda Row Cinema is located in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland's Central Business District. The new cinema features the finest in independent film and foreign language cinema and is part of a new 140,000 square foot building. Each auditorium in the theatre features stadium seating and wall-to-wall screens, augmented with sound systems incorporating the latest digital sound technology. Other amenities include a theatre espresso bar offering locally produced baked goods as well as a traditional concession stand.A visit to Bethesda Row Cinema represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bethesda day trip site to plot your vacation.
In the immediate vicinity of the Bethesda Row Cinema there are four major parking lots. The lot located directly atop the theatre is open Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00am, and Sunday from 9:00am (or after the Farmers' Market) to 8:00pm. The parking rate is $5.00 all night. Entry is off Elm Street and there is no limit on exit time.
There are two outdoor lots across the street from the theatre and one large parking garage between Woodmont and Arlington on Bethesda Avenue. The small lots have very few 9-hour to 15-hour meters, and they fill up very quickly. These meters are silver, as opposed to the blue, dark gray and copper ones which range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. In the large parking garage between Woodmont and Arlington the first two levels (G-1 and 1) have 2-hour meters, while levels 2 through 5 have 15-hour meters. Parking is free in the lots on Saturday and Sunday, while street parking is free Sunday only. Parking Information
Metro & Trolley:
The theatre is minutes by foot from the Bethesda Metro station (on the Woodmont side), off the Red line. The Bethesda 8 trolley can be boarded at the Metro station; it takes riders on a scenic tour of downtown Bethesda before dropping them off directly across the street from the theatre. The trolley is free of charge.
Sound Systems: Dolby Digital Surround EX - Dolby Digital - Dolby SR - Dolby Stereo
Bethesda Row Cinema reviews
If you'er not from around there, this theater is tucked among much taller buildings in the middle of a downtown area. And, not being from there, we had a time finding parking and then the theater... more »
This movie house in the heart of downtown Bethesda is surrounded by good restaurant options from Irish pubs Asian health bowls to Spanish Tapas - and with an upscale ice cream shop adjacent to the... more »
Convenient multi-screen location within a few minutes walk from parking and metro. Clean premises and seats. Decent sound and projection systems. Plays mostly narrow distribution and indie movies, with the occasional wide distribution release here and there. Strong recommendation to owners/management to get that 5-star rating from me: Get back on Fandango please.
Great theater, the leather seats are super comfortable, and the rooms are large but not huge. Well maintained and clean facility. The cool part is that they have a full bar and the concession stand has things that the larger theaters don't have. Great experience and a very nice place to watch a movie. The only thing they could do better (it's marginal) is install reclining seats.
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