Ashburn Magazine

Alamo Drafthouse film club is a haven for Loudoun movie buffs

Early on, Bryan Loy had an affair of the heart – but it wasn’t a romantic dalliance.

The Sterling native was working at a local movie theater, but after work he would sneak off to the competition – namely the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn. There, he would take in the many classic films and cult favorites the theater shows in and around its schedule of current movies.

“The experience that made me fall in love with Alamo was a screening of the original ‘House of Wax’ with Vincent Price that was shown in 3-D the way it was originally presented [in 1953],” Loy said. “I thought, where in the world other than Alamo would I get to see ‘House of Wax’ in 3-D?” 

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Today, Loy is the marketing and social media manager for four Alamo Drafthouse theaters in the Washington area, including the one at One Loudoun. In that role, he also oversees the local theater’s film club – a weekly gathering of area movie buffs who watch a film together and discuss it afterward.

Click here for the rest of the story over at the Ashburn Magazine website — including how the club works, the type of films they watch, and which film brought in the biggest crowd.