Port Theatre to Reopen Today

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Plush leather chairs with individual freestanding side tables mark the lower level of the renovated Port Theatre in Corona del Mar.
The balcony seating.
The main lobby.

The new Port Theatre will open today with an 11:30 a.m. screening of a film titled, appropriately enough, “First Position.”

With just 100 seats in the revamped and updated theater, the accent is on a luxe experience for moviegoers.

“We now have a theater again in CdM!” owner Fariborz Maseeh remarked. “We hope the new Port will offer a unique experience for its patrons.”

The theater offers the latest state-of-the-art digital projection system, plush seats with freestanding side tables on the floor, and roomy paired seats in the balcony. Food and beverages include items made to order in a kitchen on the balcony level.

The opening day will continue with “Bernie,” a comedy starring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, screening at 6:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the theater will show “Safety Not Guaranteed,” a darling of the 2012 Sundance Festival, about magazine reporters from Seattle who respond to a cryptic classified ad.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids. A schedule, information about the films and tickets are available at portnewport.com.

In the coming weeks, the theater will also run high-definition live sporting events, and live and recorded operas, symphonies, plays, and other fine-art content, as well as live lectures and presentations.

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