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“local gem” 4 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 #7 of 88 attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Theaters
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“local gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

One of the old Milwaukee gems. Love seeing movies there. Decor and the whole atmosphere like nowhere else.

Visited March 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful Old Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

LOVE this beautiful old theatre. It has a magical appeal. They also have the longest running showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show! They serve alcoholic beverages and a variety of foods.

Visited March 2013
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Iconic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a true Milwaukee landmark. The intricate Art Deco/Asian architectural decorations are beautiful. Check out the theatre's ceiling and the women's bathroom is also interesting. The only bad thing is that, like most theatres, it has been split up which chopped up the authenticity but they were able to keep most of the original theatre in tact, I believe. You can still show your crazy side show at the Rocky Horror Picture Show late on a Saturday once a month too.

Visited April 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An example of a lost era”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you have children, you must take them to the Oriental Theater to let them see how the great movie palaces used to be. This place is gaudy, tacky and just marvelous!!!! Too bad they hacked it up into 3 small theaters, but the lobby and main theater are still intact enough to install wonder in a person of any age.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Truly a landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a must visit destination if you are visiting. I would recommend it strongly. It's a landmark and has tons of history. Great movie selections and you probablywill meet some facinating people.

Visited October 2012
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