Saturday, April 19, 2014 Let's Go to the Commodore Theatre in Portsmouth!
Another miserable day out. We definitely need something to do to break up this dreary day. It's cold in the boat...less than 60 degrees. While the Buddy Burner is warming the main salon, Rita and I are on the cell planning our afternoon. We are going to the Commodore Theatre for the 2:00 matinee. This theater isn't like any theater that we know....they serve meals!
tables in front of us
our table and chairs
We got there at 12:45 to get in line early to buy our admittance tickets and pick out a good table. If you pay cash, they take $1 off per ticket! This 1945 theater has been refurbished by a local guy. They took out all of the traditional seats and replaced them with small tables and armed-cushioned chairs. The tables are arranged for either 2 or 4 people, have a low lit lamp and telephone. Once escorted to our table and seats, our waiter gave us each a menu and explained that we had to order our meals and drinks by phone. Wow, it's unbelievable! This isn't just a theater....it's an EXPERIENCE! The prices on the menu are very reasonable and the food is very good. In fact, Robert the Deep Creek Lock & Bridge tender told us we had to visit the Commodore and order the nacho plate with pulled pork. We shared the nachos and they were just as delicious as Robert said...then we each ordered sandwiches. We finished eating our food in time for the show to start.....'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp. This movie was much better than 'Noah'!
After the show, we walked outside and the sun was shining. It wasn't long before the clouds took over and we were back to a gloomy day. We stopped at the Dollar General again and then headed home. I had invited Rita and David over to our boat for Chili but no one was hungry nor did we want to go back out into the cold. It turned out to be a nice quiet night and the down comforter called my name very early.....