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“So glad we added this to our itinerary”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #31 of 182 things to do in Milwaukee
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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 for the 'good ole days' when going to the theater was an event. We were met by two members of the staff upon entering and they couldn't have been more polite, informative and accommodating. We were allowed upstairs to peak from the balcony and into the middle theater to marvel at the structure. So beautiful. Our screening got a personal introduction before the trailers which again made us feel like were experiencing something wonderfully customer service focused. So glad we found this landmark (from Trip Advisor) and took the time to experience it in full. Highly recommended.

Thank gregmo69
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It's a really cool place...unfortunately the seats feel like they are gonna fall part. Wish they'd invest in some new seating because they are very uncomfortable. But I love it they play quality movies and not just the blockbusters.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

In an age of nondescript suburban chain movie theaters, the Oriental is worth visiting to see whatever might be showing, often art house or foreign movies. The lobby is ornate and a great photo op, and the theater itself is even more beautiful. Make sure to see a show in the main theater. Great popcorn, too!

Thank johntpt
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

I don't know what sabers86 is talking about ~ the Oriental is a going concern and one of the absolute best, best, bestest things in Milwaukee. When you go to a movie at the Oriental, the show starts as soon as you round the corner and see the exterior and only gets more spectacular as you proceed inside to the lobby, then the theatres themselves, especially the main, center auditorium. Try to go to a Saturday 7 p.m. show to catch the LIVE organ performance on the mighty Kimball. Thrills me every time as the console and organist slowly sink below the proscenium to start the movie!

Thank Kasebrot
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's worth the price of admission just to see the ornate lobby. Such a throwback to the golden age. They sell cocktails and beer and wine with normal theater food in the lobby. Only three theaters, comfy seats. Not for you If you are looking for the brand new megaplex experience.

Thank MELISSA W
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