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“Disappointing!”
Review of Smoot Theater

Smoot Theater
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Parkersburg
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Owner description: Enjoy unforgettable entertainment in this restored 1926 vaudeville house-the Grand Lady of downtown Parkersburg. Artists of national and international prominence as well as local artists can be found on the Smoot's stage.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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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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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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 was nice.

1  Thank TravelingRosie
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Reviewed September 24, 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 an emotional attachment to the facility - a fixture of the local downtown since 1926. But for those expecting to see and hear a great performance, this will dissappoint. They try really hard, but until they get the soud system fixed, I'd recommend a drive to a larger city with a better facility. Live performanceis always best - but if you can't hear what's going on, there's just no point in leaving your house.

2  Thank Brent S
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

I visited the Smoot between shows. I was shown around by the owner, so I can only comment on the beautiful theatre, and it is a place of luxury. The decor, the upholstery, the polish and finish makes this a classy place. Look at the framed pictures on the walls....you may recognize some famous figures

Thank Terence D
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