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Oriental Theater

2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
+1 312-977-1700
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A step back in time, and a beautifully grand one at that. Must see for a Milwaukee resident... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
via mobile
Longest running showing of Rocky Horror

Such a great place to go on thee 3rd Saturday of the month to see Rocky Horror. The old world charm... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2015
Sarah S
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“film festival” (10 reviews)
“art house” (3 reviews)
“real butter” (3 reviews)
2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Lower East Side
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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
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
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
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
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
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

Thank cashelguy
Reviewed 29 December 2014

You have not experienced Milwaukee if you have not enjoyed a movie at the Oriental. It has all the decor and feeling of an old theater along with the best popcorn. Newer seats have been added with cup holders. You can't go wrong catching a...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Love the ambiance of the old fashioned theater. Never crazy crowded. Comfortable seats. One of 2 theaters in Milwaukee that still use real butter on their popcorn. That's important. The other is the Downer. Not that oily fake butter in other theaters. The Oriental and...More

Thank MsKittyShorewoodWI
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I love seeing movies here!! The place is absolutely beautiful. Watching a movie here makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. It was built almost 90 years ago and has an East Indian theme. The seats are not as comfy, obviously, as seats...More

Thank AmberTrucke
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Even if you do not come here to see one of the interesting independent movies offered, come to check out the building. It is beautiful, ornate, fascinating, and I wish it's walls could talk. The Saturday organ mini concert should not be missed, and the...More

Thank CeeTeeCee
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