Tysons Cinema

8371 Leesburg Pike,
Vienna, VA 22182

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Tysons Cinema

Neighborhood Theatres premiered the 1,000 seat single screen Tysons Cinema in 1968 designed by the architectural firm of Zubkus, Zemaitis & Associates. A second screen was added in 1983 and the theatre closed in 1987. The property is currently used as a gym.

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Soundman176
Soundman176 on June 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

One of only 5 Washington, DC area screens to show Jaws first run in 1975.

SanDiegoNative77_98
SanDiegoNative77_98 on September 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Gold’s Gym recently closed this location too!

Giles
Giles on September 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

so was this the location / theater that had 70mm capabilities? according to in70mm.com ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ played here:

and according to the story, in it’s one screen configuration was as such:

825 seats. 60 foot wide 150 degree curved screen 2 Bauer U2 projectors

Soundman176
Soundman176 on January 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Tyson’s Cinema played Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Sleeping Beauty and Star Wars Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back all in 70mm. I was Chief Projectionist for all of them. The Screen with the curtain and masking fully opened was 65ft. measuring with the deep curve. Probably 56 ft end to end straight across. This allowed for only 30ft screens when it was twinned which destroyed the theatre. The

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