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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!

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 Friday at 2:45 PM. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 12:45 PM. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 5:45 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!

Now Showing


Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds & Katie Holmes

nightly at 7 PM; matinees at 2 PM Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday.

This engagement will run through Wednesday, April 29th.

Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of a woman who overcame great odds with the help of an improbably young lawyer, and righted a wrong that had stood for decades. Sixty years after fleeing Vienna during World War II, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, begins a journey to reclaim family possessions seized by the Nazis. Among them is Gustav Klimtís famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele, which has become a national treasure: an Austrian Mona Lisa. Maria discovers a letter in her late sisterís possessions concerning unsuccessful attempts to recover five Klimt paintings which had belonged to her family, all of which now hang in Austriaís famous Belvedere Gallery. Believing she has a case for restitution and with a repressed desire for retribution stirring, she seeks advice from a young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), the son of fellow Austrian immigrants. Having just started at a big law firm and with a newborn child at home, Randy is wary of burdening himself with such an unlikely extracurricular case. The lure of the famous paintings and an increasing sense of duty to his heritage overcome him, however. Inexperienced but plucky, Randyís investigation reveals there may have been a systematic cover-up, and denial on a national scale, in order to keep the paintings in Austria. Together, Maria and Randy embark upon a lengthy legal battle, taking them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court. The journey forces Maria to confront vivid memories of her happy family life in Vienna, reliving the pain of having everything she holds dear ripped away from her and the nerve-wracking escape that saw her emigrate to the U.S. with her husband Fritz. The arduous legal battle sees Randy gain skill and experience, which helps Maria ultimately win the paintings back, an uplifting but bittersweet victory in the light of all that was lost. Woman In Gold is the moving and powerful real-life story of someone coming to terms with their past and seeking restitution for what was taken from her.

Next Attraction


nightly at 7 PM; matinees at 2 PM Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday.

This engagement starts Thursday, April 30th at 7 PM.

Please no little ones under 9 years of age, please!

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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