The new Port Theatre reopened to serve the community on Friday, July 20, 2012, with a slate of quality films including Bernie, Safety Not Guaranteed, and First Position during its first week of opening. After nearly fifteen years of hiatus and extensive renovations, the theatre intends to provide the residents of Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and beyond with a best-in-class movie going experience.
Nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar, this boutique movie house exudes glamour and elegance, serving as a breathtaking backdrop for the most noteworthy events. The Port Theater features three distinct spaces in one versatile venue. With a full bar and kitchen, our spacious foyer is perfect for reception-hour cocktails, passed appetizers, and photos in front of a step-and-repeat before the main event. Our one-of-a-kind auditorium was designed with moveable seating and paved concrete floors, allowing us to configure most furniture and decor arrangements with ease, and giving our guests a natural dance floor. For breakouts, VIP sections, special event stations or simply a can’t-miss vantage point to capture unforgettable photos and video, the mezzanine bar inside the main auditorium is the perfect perch to oversee the action.
Whether you’re enjoying a film on opening night or hosting a gala for 500 guests, we believe that dining at the port should be delectable. Our kitchen prepares a variety of shareable plates and entrées, including handmade flatbreads, paninis and quesadillas, and our lobby and balcony bars each offer specialty cocktails and an expansive beer and wine list. Need special catering? We partner with Orange County’s most popular and best reviewed catering providers, tailoring service to every client’s needs and budget.
From seating to decor, lighting, floral arrangements and service staff, our list of preferred providers will ensure every idea is brought to life — and every event executed flawlessly. The port’s 26’ ceiling height allows for elaborate stage rigging and trusses for aerial performances, and our moveable theater furniture makes every seating configuration—reception, rounds, stations (and, of course, theater seating)—an ease to accommodate.
Seated dinner: 250
Theater seating: 300
Venue area: 11,000 sq. ft.
Ceiling height: 26 ft.
My husband and I decided to watch a movie on our day off on a Monday holiday. We purchased our tickets ahead of time and reserved our seats online. We... More
Beautiful location to have an event! I recently attended a Birthday party and the ambiance was perfect. The venue was spacious and the staff was friendly.... More
Looking forward to returning to this old school but stylish theater because of the bar, comfortable private seats, and a seriously good guacamole w/ diced... More