“We’re coming into the fourth weekend,” said owner Tim Clark. “We have kept capacity right around 25% and that seems to be working pretty well. I’m really happy with how we opened. Staff has been great in keeping things sanitized and clean, and making sure people have been adhering to policy.”
While Clark highlighted safety measures like cleaning and distancing, the truth remains that going to theaters amid a pandemic remains a risk. Despite the successful reopening, Clark said it hasn’t been easy maintaining business as customers have stayed away from the indoor venue.
“Everything is quite a bit down,” Clark said. We’ve seen a stronger attendance for the comedy shows. Movies have been hit or miss. Some have done really well, like Back to the Future. Our largest attended show was 20 people.”
Other movies, like 40 Year Old Virgin, didn’t do nearly as well as Clark was hoping, and some reliable blockbusters have also had a disappointing showing.
“Empire Strikes Back didn’t do as well as I thought last week,” Clark said. “It’s more of the cult classics that are doing well.”
The new schedule of upcoming shows highlights the shift towards 80s and 90s classics, mixed in with the Drafthouse’s bread-and-butter live comedy shows and occasional special event.
- Aug. 27: Empire Strikes Back
- Aug. 28-29: Shane Torres
- Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 3: Ghostbusters
- Aug. 29-31: The Big Lebowski
- Sept. 3: Ross Benoit and Friends
- Sept. 5-6: Steve Simeone
- Sept. 11-12: JP Spears
- Sept. 18-19: Paris Sashay
- Sept. 20: Celebrating the Sopranos
- Sept. 25-26: Mark Normand
- Oct. 2-3: Nick Griffin
- Oct. 9-10: Josh Johnson
- Oct. 27: AWLA Presents: Drag Queen Bingo with Tiny Kittens
- Oct. 30: Spoons, Toons & Booze: After Dark
- Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Spoons, Toons & Booze
- Nov. 6-7: Steve Rannazzisi
- Nov. 13-14: Helen Hong
- Nov. 20-21: Rachel Feinstein
- Nov. 27-28: Alonzo Bodden
- Dec. 3-5: Jeremy Piven
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Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.
“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.
Join us Sunday, Aug 28 from 12-3pm for our MEGA Wine Tasting
How it Works:
We’ve invited all our wine vendors that we work with to bring 6-10 wines in their portfolio (wines that are usually not carried at Osteria