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Commodore Theater

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Address: 421 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3621
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+1 757-393-6962
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17:45 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:45 - 22:00
Wed 12:45 - 22:00
Thu 17:45 - 22:00
Fri 14:45 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:45 - 22:00

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Wonderful, exquisite and just WOW

Wonderful place have dinner and a movie. Very relaxing atmosphere. You feel like you are living the life of luxury while at the Commodore. Service is great and food is to die... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lulu9one1
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place have dinner and a movie. Very relaxing atmosphere. You feel like you are living the life of luxury while at the Commodore. Service is great and food is to die for.

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Thank lulu9one1
Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great relaxing place to enjoy a movie. Has awesome sound system, huge screen, seating optional either around a table where you can dine having your food brought to you, or in balcony in regular theatre seats. Seats around dining table are large comfy chairs on castors, and food is ordered by phones on the tables. Great atmosphere, lots of fun... More 

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Thank tripztravl
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place ever to see a movie. The best sound system I have ever heard and not a bad seat in the house.

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Thank Mike G
Chesapeake, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching a movie at the Commodore is like sitting in your living room. Elegant old movie theater has delicious meals and snacks and comfy chairs.

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Thank Mary K
Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to watch a movie- for couples, group of friends and families. The building is historic and comfortable and cozy. The sound system is amazing. The tables and chairs are super comfortable with plenty of room for you food and drink. The food is reasonably priced and good. My only wish is that occasionally the choices... More 

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Thank cindycecilia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best way to watch a movie; a huge, historic theater, an amazing sound system, comfortable chairs with full size tables, and good food and beverages. The butter on the popcorn is real melted butter, not butter flavored oil. This is the perfect place for date nights.

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Thank Holly B
Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to relax and enjoy a movie. Not much of a choice food wise, a little overpriced but great atmosphere !

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Thank 733carrollm
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Sandwiches and other light fare compliment the obligatory popcorn and soda - hey, you're at the movies. Food is consistently fresh and tasty. There is a limited selection of beer and wine to supplement the soft drinks, sodas, tea and coffee. Did I mention it is a early 20th century (very) large screen theater with the first THC sound system... More 

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Thank MBBCFP
Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Whether You Are Looking To Dine While Watching A Movie Or If You Just Want To Sit Back And Eat Popcorn While Enjoying The Show The Commodore Can Accommodate You. It Is Best To Purchase Your Tickets Ahead Of Time And Let The Owner Know If You Are Dining Or Just Watching The Feature Film,.This Is A Great Way To... More 

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Thank bassnut_brown
Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

NICE CASUAL DINING. Great ambiance! Sound system is awesome! Older theatre refurbished. History abounds in the beautiful murals tastefully placed throughout the theater! Refurbished seats are comfy and rotate around to get better view (?) of the awesome HUGE looks like 30' x 20" screen! Cute round intimate tables to dine & enjoy the movie! Just pick up the phone... More 

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