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“Fabulous home of Milwaukee Film Festival.”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #33 of 182 things to do in Milwaukee
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The elaborate decor of the lobby alone is worth the price of admission. But the main theater takes it to another level with dramatic lighting. Even the two additional screens do a credible job of imitating the extraordinary decor of the main theater,

The Oriental is part of the Landmark chain which specializes in exceptional films. And if you are here Sept/Oct, check out the Milwaukee Film Festival, Whenever you go you will enjoy the excellent popcorn, the beer and wine choices, and the fabulous ambiance. The whole operation is very personal and homey (just like Milwaukee) with people who really know and care about film and are good stewards of this gem of a theater. Speaking of gems, the Oriental still has its original theater organ which is a real treat to hear in occasional concerts, curtain warmers or accompaniment to old silent films. Next time you go to a movie, take the time to enjoy one of Milwaukee's treasures.

Thank George330
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to watch movies in the Greater Milwaukee area. It's not a state-of-the-art mega-plex, but rather a historic art house theater. The ornate main theater is a must-see for anyone visiting Milwaukee. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early for a show on Saturday nights to enjoy the organist playing. The theater's architecture and selection of films is only upstaged by its own concession stand, which has wonderful popcorn. This place is truly a slice of heaven!

Thank Stacy B
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I got there early after walking up from the lake for my matinee. It was beautiful and air conditioned and so classic. They made me a mixed drink and charged my phone in the back. Above and beyond. I relaxed on the couch with my drink then saw an indie film. What more could you want?

Thank snowgirl1969
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Old style movie house
2 screens - ornate architecture right down to the tile floors in the restrooms. Best popcorn ever and yes REAL butter!
Ahh now that's a movie theatre.

Thank Arloredrock
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Great selections for the discerning film enthusiast are paired with an amazing atmosphere of this classic cinema. This place is FANCY, and respectful patrons often dress in the same caliber. Before each screening, the theater manager personally addresses the audience to introduce the film, and highlight other titles showing on the cinema's 3 screens. Through the decor, service, and your fellow patrons, you'll feel transported back in time, to a more romantic age of movies. However, you'll enjoy state of the art projection and sound systems that this befit today's cinema experience. Great place for a date!

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