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“Fascinating” 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 #18 of 137 things to do in Milwaukee
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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We really enjoyed seeing the art work in the lobby and upstairs. It was different and very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee
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27 reviews
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“Great place to see a movie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Classic, charming and nostalgic. The Oriental Theater is a great place to go to see a movie. The atmosphere of the place can't be beat.

Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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