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“Not overly "restored"--like the original, "real deal"” 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 89 attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Theaters
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not overly "restored"--like the original, "real deal"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

How I remember the grand theaters just before and after the introduction of Cinemascope--the Bijou, the Coronado, the Rialto, etc. etc. You can have your domestic flat screen ("smart TV"). I'll take the Oriental any day as the right setting for what Orson Welles called a "ribbon of dreams."

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This theater is great for watching movies. It is a cool historic movie theater that is a little more pricey than others. I wish there were more screens so more movies could be playing at once.

Visited December 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“1st visit - finally!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I've been living in Milwaukee for 20+ years and have never been to the Oriental Theater. I've been missing out. What a beautiful theater.

Visited February 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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
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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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