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Great movie house to catch a show! Gorgeous!

Our family was in MKE over Memorial Day weekend and wanted to catch a show - what a gorgeous find... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Tami J
Sartell, Minnesota, United States
Unique and Full of Character!

The Oriental Theater is a small, three screen independent theater with classically ornate decor and... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Lower East Side
+1 312-977-1700
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our family was in MKE over Memorial Day weekend and wanted to catch a show - what a gorgeous find! Arrive early to check out the ornate décor and detail in the lobby! The theater only offers three screens, so options are limited, but worth...More

Thank Tami J
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The Oriental Theater is a small, three screen independent theater with classically ornate decor and extremely friendly and personable staff. Ticket prices are reasonable and this is a great place to see films that you can't find anywhere else in the area. Also, in my...More

3  Thank kkester93
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We hadn't been here in years, so we picked up some friends on a freezing cold Thursday night and headed to Downer Avenue. I dropped them off and went in search of a parking spot, and as I circled the block things didn't look too...More

1  Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Oriental shows captivating films - including many from the National Theatre in London. Live performances from the UK - everyone should see these. Wander around and view the old movie posters and elephants on the walls. Oldest theatre in Milwaukee.

Thank EastAsia
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This theater is a grand old elegant movie house from a bygone era. If you enjoy watching movies that you won't find at the local cineplex and you like ambience , this is the place to go. Always a nice experience

Thank lovestotravel1992
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Our waiter at Transfer Pizza (Great place!!) suggested the Oriental Theater as a good experience when asked where the closest theater was. He was right!!! It is a throw back to when it opened in 1927 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Beautiful old theater that is in fine shape. Comfortable though narrow seats - not a problem when I am the only one in the theater. Indie movies.

Thank D3336HD
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Saw an awesome movie midday here. It's what going to three movies should be like. Good snacks fair prices classy and classic experience. Also these types of theatres always seem too show quality films and this one odd no exception.

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is an old , 1920s theater that has been renovated. It is absolutely stunning. Did not see a movie here (just toured the lobby and took a quick look into the main theater during the film festival), but what a treat it would be...More

Thank iris423
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were in Wisconsin for a Brewers game and the PGA tournament over the week-end and had some time before our flight so we added a trip to the Oriental Theater and we are damn glad we did. The decor is amazing. Makes you long...More

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