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Adult (14 through 64)admission $9.00
Children 8-13 $8.00 (under 8 years of age are NOT admitted!)
Seniors 65 and over $7.00
On Friday, January 30th, we had a One Dollar per ticket price increase. Our first increase in over 5 years. 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!

Another first for the COMMODORE, a dual charging station for the all electric TESLA vehicles! We now can offer FREE charging for TESLA owners who need their vehicles charged while away from home! While they enjoy a meal and movie with us, we charge their car in our private lot. Please pass this on to any TESLA owners that you might know to be traveling in the Norfolk/VA Beach, VA 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, Saturday & Sunday at 12:45 PM. Monday. Tuesday & Thursday at 5:45 PM, Friday at 12:45 PM. If we have a line to buy tickets, we may open earlier than normal. Our balcony is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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!

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Now Showing


Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman & Chiwetel Ejiofor

nightly at 7 PM; matinees at 2 PM Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. No little ones under 10 years of age, please! Additional 2 PM showing on Friday, Nov 27th.

This engagement will run through Thursday, December 3rd.

Rising FBI investigators Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with Claire (Nicole Kidman), their district-attorney supervisor, are suddenly torn apart following the brutal murder of Jess' teenage daughter. Thirteen years later, after obsessively searching for the elusive killer, Ray uncovers a new lead that he is certain can permanently resolve the case and bring long-desired closure to the team. But no one is prepared for the shocking and unspeakable secret that follows.

Next Attraction

007 IN SPECTRE  (PG-13)

Daniel Craig & Ralph Fiennes

nightly at 7 PM; matinees at 2 PM Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. No little ones under 8 years of age, please!

This engagement starts Friday, December 4th. Two weeks only, through Wednesday, December 16th. Next: STAR WARS

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

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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