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Grand old movie theater.

The Oriental Theater is one of our favorite places to go to for a movie. Built in the early 20th... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Historic gem

I was concerned when our beloved historical theater was recently sold but elated to learn that the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
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+1 312-977-1700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Oriental Theater is one of our favorite places to go to for a movie. Built in the early 20th century, the Oriental is filled with decorative features, such as elephants and oriental designs, that you will not find anywhere else. The theater does need...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I was concerned when our beloved historical theater was recently sold but elated to learn that the Milwaukee Film Festival are the new caretakers. This group is dedicated to preservation as well as maintaining the eclectic audience drawn to the features there. There is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Saw the Halloween special for Rocky Horror Picture show complete with enhanced cast and large portion of audience in costumes. The Oriental theatre is great Art Deco restored site - wonderful to see. Seats are not the originals and are comfortable, but don’t expect the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoy coming to this particularly unique cinema. I’d recommend a matinee or just before a run ends, though, as even places like this aren’t immune to obnoxious people ruining the experience for everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went to a movie premiere here and it was very fun to see the theater all refurbished and my daughter and her friend were enthralled with how theaters used to look in the "olden days" had a great time really enjoyed the ambiance

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cindyfeltes
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We catch a movie at the Oriental almost every time we visit Milwaukee! It is a wonderful historic theater. I do not like the huge multiplexes so the Oriental is my preference. It was sold to a new company and they have raised the prices...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank iowakar
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have been going here since the 1950's as a child. Still a GREAT place to see a movie. Great popcorn great EVERYTHING.Beauty every where.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ron M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a lovely old historic theater on the east side of Milwaukee. It is well worth the time to take in a movie here; maybe even Rocky Horror Picture show!! I go here regularly and enjoy it every time.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Barbara K
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 580tamij
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

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank kkester93
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