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“Great old theater with character” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
2230 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Lower East Side)
(312) 977-1700
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Ranked #4 of 92 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Theaters
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great old theater with character”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We love going to movies here because of the wonderful character and feel of this old theater. Also, the movies tend to be the independent and more artsy type which we like. If you want a brand new theater with legroom and reclining seats this is not for you, but if you love the historic locations with character it is perfect!

Visited April 2012
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Milwaukee, Wi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Okay - so the seats are a little small and uncomfortable and the sound is terrible - but The Oriental Theater has an X-Factor - it retains some of the magic of old-time theaters. The incredible decor in the lobby and main screen get you excited even before the program starts. Avoid the smaller screens unless you get to see something unique there (film festival shows for example.)

Excellent concessions - beer and Alterra coffee are available.

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A wonderful movie theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Here's a chance to experience a big, ornate, storied movie theater in Milwaukee. Sure, you can go to a huge multiplex for cupholders and parking lots, but the Oriental is the place to sink into a beautiful movie theater experience,

Visited October 2012
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The theater has a great atmosphere. Its clean and comfortable. I wish more movie theaters were like this one.

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“oriental theater is independent film nirvana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

MIFF (annual film festival) is hosted here
great indie films in a beautiful historic building with great (real) popcorn and cold beer! it is a must visit

Visited September 2012
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