The New Port Theater

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The Port Theater was one of the first major attractions for Newport Beach, opened in 1949 before the city's airport and shopping mall overshadowed this cultural institution. Controversy over midnight screenings forced the theater to shut down in the mid-90s, and after fifteen years of stagnation in the midst of property disputes, this Corona del Mar icon has been given a new lease on life as well as a complete face lift. Stylish modern decor retains the original spirit of the theater, the theater's iconic sign once more lit up over Pacific Coast Highway. Following current luxury theater trends, the theater offers gourmet food and beverages which guests can enjoy during the movie such as upscale popcorn, bottled beverages and coffee drinks as well as "Port Dogs", the theater's signature franks. An important part of this picture-perfect beach town's small village charm, The Port Theater is nothing short of an essential institution.

Location:  2905 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sa-Su 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.