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Commodore Theater, Portsmouth

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Commodore Theatre is a historic movie theater located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It was built in 1945, and is an Art Deco style, 1,000-seat theater building. The two-story front facade features a plain mass of yellow pressed brick decorated with horizontal stripes of brown brick on the upper level with a central pavilion of curved-top vertical pylons of Indiana limestone and decorative strips of glass block. The lower level of the facade is composed of Indiana limestone ashlar veneer with a base of black marble. A dominant element of the auditorium is the pair of restored murals on the side walls representing the progress of America and the commerce and industry of Hampton Roads.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It is located in the Downtown Portsmouth Historic District.
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  • This is one of those places that's nice to go to once, but you may not want to go multiple times. First, it's a lovely place. Really feels like an old-fashion theatre. Good, attentive service...  more »
  • We had a great time with beautiful surroundings in the historic theater. Five of us sat in comfy chairs and drank drinks as we watched the film Judy. Very pleasant people. I plan on returning there...  more »
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  • Lovely theater! Made me feel like I was at an elegant 1940s/50s dinner club! We were seated at a round table with comfy club chairs and a pretty lamp on the table. Great service from their staff! Menu has great variety of selections including beer, wine, salads, pizza, wings, and popcorn! This will be the PERFECT place to see the movie Downton!
  • great little historical theater! food seems a little overpriced but it was good quality (especially dessert!) & the sound & video quality of the film were great! the decor of the place is just so cute. will definitely be back!

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