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“Used to be a show place” 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 #5 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Used to be a show place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Now it is a three screen movie theater. But it does show excellent first run movies and if you are in the middle theater, you can see some vestiges of its glory days.

Visited March 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Welcome alternative to multiplexes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We like the Oriental for its foreign and independent films. Whenever we have out of town visitors to Milwaukee, we take them to a show at the main hall of the Oriental, which is a welcome alternative to multiplexes. Take time before the show to look at the movie posters in the lobby, which are best seen from the second floor. Be aware, though, that the side halls of the Oriental are small with not the best screens or sound systems. The main hall is where you want to be for an enjoyable movie experience.

Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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“Movie house Glam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A great place to see not so wide spread movies in Milwaukee. My husband and I always go--and love the movie selection and the ambiance. Perfect.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Movies!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This theater always has the best independent films and just those uncommon flicks that are a must see. Great foreign films. Certainly a throwback in time but that is part of the experience. Building is certainly aged but has the right to be.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A bit musty and a long way to the loo. But this place has a history from all the people who've played here before they made it a movie theater.

Visited August 2013
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