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“Beautifully Restored Movie Theatre!” 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 #13 of 240 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Sturgeon Bay
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180 reviews 180 reviews
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Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Beautifully Restored Movie Theatre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband and I always try to catch a great independent flick at the Oriental when we are in Milwaukee. You feel like you are walking back in time once you step through the doors. It's a true gem!

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Have to see a movie here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The history is amazing, look it up. You have to see a movie in the main theatre here. The other two theatres are not as impressive as the main one. Take everyone, it is such a cool and historic place in our city. So glad it has survived this long.

Visited November 2012
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“A classic theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Oriental still runs the Rocky Horror Picture Show on weekends. The Milwaukee Film Festival has movies in this theater, and independent and smaller run films find their way to the Oriental.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“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.

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Milwaukee
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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.

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