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Smoot Theater

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Address: 215 5th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone Number: 304-422-7529
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Outstanding place

This old, but revived theater is a gem of the Parkersburg area on 5th Street in downtown. The shows are among the best anywhere and are always presented at a reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Vienna, West Virginia
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Vienna, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This old, but revived theater is a gem of the Parkersburg area on 5th Street in downtown. The shows are among the best anywhere and are always presented at a reasonable price. Any musical/theatrical taste will find something to enjoy, from children's shows to touring Broadway shows to big name performers of all types - classical to rock to country/western.... More 

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Vienna, WV
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Smoot is an older theater that continues to provide opportunities for live entertainment (music, plays, etc.) for the community. The management takes their responsibility and contribution to this area seriously which makes the acts dependably good and enjoyable. Parkersburg, for a small WV town, has an amazingly attractive theater community.

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Dover
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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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Davisville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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