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Commodore Theater

Closed Now: 2:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 2:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Beauty and the Beast

We visited the theater to see Beauty and the Beast and the theater had even taken the time to hire... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Portsmouth, Virginia
Kick back and wind down

I've never experienced anything like this before... It was a very unique and enjoyable dining and... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Shane L
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We visited the theater to see Beauty and the Beast and the theater had even taken the time to hire a lady to dress in character. Even though the theater was sold out and we had to sit in the balcony we were still treated...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank blawsing
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I've never experienced anything like this before... It was a very unique and enjoyable dining and movie watching evening. The decor and layout makes you feel like you've been transported back to the 1940's. Then the movie starts playing and you realize you're still in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shane L
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We go here on occasion as a date night or with friends. Food, wine and beer is reasonable. Must try the Snickers pie!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jon D
Reviewed February 14, 2017

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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank lulu9one1
Reviewed February 14, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank tripztravl
Reviewed February 1, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mike G
Reviewed January 25, 2017

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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mary K
Reviewed January 19, 2017

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....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank cindycecilia
Reviewed January 18, 2017 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Holly B
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2016
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