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Commodore Theater

Closes in 13 min: 5:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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An Excellent Concept

The theater use to be the Wilder in the 1950s. It has been renamed and renovated into a... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
John A
Great experience

I love this theater! The atmosphere is amazing. The food is well prepared, and it is just a... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Portsmouth, Virginia
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 5:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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421 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3621
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The theater use to be the Wilder in the 1950s. It has been renamed and renovated into a dinner/movie theater. The sound and 42 foot screen were great. The fast food is okay. Dinner starts at 6:15 pm and the show/movie at 7 pm. We...More

Thank John A
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I love this theater! The atmosphere is amazing. The food is well prepared, and it is just a comfortable place to relax and watch a movie.

Thank pamelaj643
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is one of our regular haunts when we go out to catch a movie. It's an old theater that has been well cared for and offers tables and comfy chairs to enjoy a meal, snack, beer and wine while enjoying the movie. My wife...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The commodore has a great screen, incredible sound, really comfortable seating, and decent food. Best place to watch movies in Hampton Roads.

Thank Frederic B
Reviewed June 24, 2018

From the ability to have dinner, to experiencing the Dolby sound system and the grandeur of a renovated theater of the past, the Commodore is a special place! Downtown Portsmouth is walkable and has nice shops and old homes and several museums. You could spend...More

Thank kf4daw
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I go there often for dinner and a movie. I love the atmosphere. And being able to eat and talk with family and friends before the movie. Food is good and price okay. Well worth it.

Thank will382018
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

I came to visit some friends in Virginia (I’m from England) and they brought me here one evening. The theatre itself is such a pleasant and unique experience and I really enjoyed the food. We watched The Avengers - the sound quality is incredible, better...More

Thank Georgie B
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend spending an evening for dinner and movie at the Commodore Theater. The owner of this theater did a great job restoring it to its original design. We celebrated my birthday here and I’m glad we did. Felt like I was going back...More

Thank LeeannLikesFood
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Comfy, tasty, inexpensive and a GREAT viewing experience. Parking can be problematic but we've been lucky finding spots on the street.

Thank Rich015
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

The commodore was great, but I wouldn’t suggest it for younger children. The food was good, and the popcorn was delicious. Great service.

Thank Abby C
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