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Admission:
Adult admission $8.00
Children 8-13 $7.00 (under 8 years of age are NOT admitted!)
Seniors 65 and over $6.00
We now accept credit cards,cash or gift certificates at the boxoffice. Pay with cash and receive one dollar off of these prices!

Sorry, no telephone
reservations, and same
day ticket sales only.

Gift certificates are available at the boxoffice for food and admission: a distinctive and affordable item that makes a GREAT gift for the holidays or any occasion!

Lucasfilm THX

Dolby Digital

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THE COMMODORE THEATRE is a luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre presenting first run films with a fine dining restaurant within the main auditorium.

COMMODORE THEATRE gift certificates make great gifts for any occasion! Available for sale in our box office during regular box office hours. Also, by mail; please send a check to us at: P.O. Box 220, Portsmouth, VA 23705; make sure you include your name, address & phone number; also, if you wish us to send the certificate to the recipient, please include their mailing information as well.

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Located in historic Old Town Portsmouth, Virginia, THE COMMODORE features a 41 foot screen and THX and DOLBY DIGITAL sound. Every film is presented as it is meant to be seen, in a luxurious, state-of-the-art theatre. We now are very proud to announce that we have installed the latest in digital projection equipment: BARCO DP4K-23B with the DSS200 DOLBY server! Our presentation is better than any other theatre in the area!

We are on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

We receive quite a few inquiries about our reservation policy for our dining area. The reason we do not accept phone or internet reservations is that seating assignments are done from a seating chart that is only available in the boxoffice for the same day as the performance and we find that sometimes plans change and reservations that are made more than one day ahead tend not to be used, possibly depriving someone else that table.

There are a few ways to avoid the "sold out" issue in dining: plan on attending an early week night (Monday or Tuesday) as these evenings are usually slower than weekends; also most matinees are not as busy for lunch. Normally, the shows that sell out in the dining area are the Friday and Saturday evening performances; however, due to the popularity of this film, we may sell out other performances as well. If you wish tickets for any show, plan on being in line by at least one hour prior to the scheduled opening times listed below. Please call our information line (757-393-6962) for seating availibility.

The Commodore boxoffice is open Wednesday through Sunday at 12:45 PM; Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 5:45 PM; If we have a line waiting to buy tickets, we reserve the right to open our box office earlier than normal. Our balcony is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only. Sorry no phone reservations can be taken. Same day ticket sales, in person, at the boxoffice. 24 hour Theatre & show information: (757) 393-6962.

We offer the best in sandwiches, desserts, and pizza, as well as beer, wine, and traditional soft drinks. Our unique ordering system allows you to pick up the phone on your table and place your order directly to our kitchen!

Now Showing

JERSEY BOYS  (R)

starring
John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza & Christopher Walken

2 PM matinees Wednesday through Sunday; evening shows nightly at 7 PM.

This engagement will run through July 31st.

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more. These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe. Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group’s biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Oscar® winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo. Oscar® winner Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “Jersey Boys” from a screenplay and musical book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, song music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The film is produced by Eastwood, Graham King and Robert Lorenz, with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tim Moore, Tim Headington, Brett Ratner, James Packer and Steven Mnuchin serving as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes creative team was led by Oscar®-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Changeling”); Oscar®-nominated production designer James J. Murakami, (“Changeling”); Academy Award®-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”) and editor Gary D. Roach; and costume designer Deborah Hopper.

Next Attraction

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  (PG-13)

2 PM matinees Wednesday through Sunday; evening shows nightly at 7 PM.

This engagement starts Friday, Aug 1st.

Due to the nature of the first run film business, we usually are not sure of our upcoming titles until a week or two prior to the opening of a new film. When the next attraction is selected, it will be posted above.

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