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Smoot Theater

Address: 215 5th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone Number: 304-422-7529
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Parkersburg
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this theater because my daughter came in 2nd in her age division when she ran the Parkersburg WV half-marathon race and that is where the awards were given out. Its is a restored theater...very impressive and the huge chandelier in there was beautiful. A definite must see if you visit Parkersburg WV.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This grand lady dates back many years to the time of vaudeville . Many traveling vaudeville acts graced the stage of this historic theatre. For many years it was a movie theatre and after many years of showing some of the best first rate movies she was almost torn down but thanks to some many people this grand old lady... More 

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Vienna, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

At my age I've seen Saturday horror flicks and cartoons as a kid of the 50's and musical varities of numerous levels of performances live for the last dozen years since the theatre was fully restored largely due to the efforts of one local performer and leader. Really accurate restoration of this early mid 20th century theatre. Quite nicely done... More 

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Davisville, WV
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The productions available at the Smoot Theater are a very pleasant surprise for not so big a town as Parkersburg. It is "Up Town" entertainment, not New York, but a very pleasant surprise and whole lot easier to visit than New York!

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love seeing these old theaters brought back to their original glory. the half marathon awards ceremony was held in the theater and we all had a chance to enjoy its interior.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Completely refurbished and comfortable setting for all types of entertainment from plays to musical groups. Separate room to eat and drink. Groups can schedule private tours to see the complete facility.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Smooth Theater is typical of a small town attempt to support the arts. It is a beautiful old building, but entertainment is usually novice.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

A classy old theatre restored to it's former beauty, the Smoot is a welcome sight in downtown Parkersburg. The renovation is beautiful and the only drawback is the sound system. Perhaps they could add some comedian dates to the calendar to get the younger crowd to visit a classic theatre.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

If you are in Parkersburg when there is an event at the Smoot, be sure to go! It is a beautiful and charming place, carefully restored and elegant. The entertainment events are always great. We went to see "A Christmas Carol" and it was wonderful. I live in Parkersburg but was with a friend from Canada who also thought it... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We've been to two major events at this restored Vaudeville house. The venure is beautiful, but the sound system is simply horrid. We striggled through a performance last year - during which the sound reinforcement system failed repeatedly. This past week we just left at intermission after hearing almost nothing of a first act. We'll not go back. Locals have... More 

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