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Oriental Theater

2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
+1 312-977-1700
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1920s movie palace

This is probably my favorite movie theater. Decorated with an Asian motif, the decor inside is... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
MilwReader
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beautiful and fun

Gorgeous theatre! I loved the old world ambiance of the building. It shows unique movies as well as... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
Katie F
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2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Lower East Side
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is probably my favorite movie theater. Decorated with an Asian motif, the decor inside is really amazing.The large main theater has had the areas under the balcony split off into two smaller theaters, but it was done with great care and all three theaters...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous theatre! I loved the old world ambiance of the building. It shows unique movies as well as popular Disney movies and shows.

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

The architecture and the inside decor are simply stunning. East Indian? If you're going to take in a movie anyway, why not do it in a unique, one-of-a kind venue. Very steeped in history, very old-glam and very worth checking out if you're visiting Milwaukee.

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

This theater was really a step back in time and very enjoyable to experience it. You are able to buy alcohol so my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine while watching Mission Impossible. There was only one other person in the theater so...More

1  Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

A step back in time, and a beautifully grand one at that. Must see for a Milwaukee resident, preferably during the Fall film fest and with stops before and after at any of the many local pubs to discuss opinions of the film to be...More

1  Thank MKE_Andrew
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Such a great place to go on thee 3rd Saturday of the month to see Rocky Horror. The old world charm is fantastic. If you are looking for more information, look up Sensual Daydreams- they are fantastic!!

1  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

Watch movies in a real movie theater environment. Watch the very late late night showings and join in the fun. The yearly Milwaukee Movie Festival began here.

Thank MatildaMonaghanMarti
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This is a work of art, it brings back the old world charm of the movie theaters of yesteryear's. The interior is just magnificent, the art work was all done by hand painting and must of took hours to complete. This is a must see...More

Thank OGALkiller
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This and the Downer are the two "indie" theaters in which to see quality films in southeastern WI. The Oriental has the better decor of the two, but both show the good films that often have short or nonexistent runs at the mega theaters. The...More

Thank Drew H
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

The Oriental is a huge movie palace from 1927. In the late 1980s, it was divided into three theaters. As unfortunate as that development was, it was done as tastefully as possible. The original big screen is still intact with the two new theaters in...More

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