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Oriental Theater

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Love this historic theater

We catch a movie at the Oriental almost every time we visit Milwaukee! It is a wonderful historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnston, Iowa
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Oriental Theater GREAT

I have been going here since the 1950's as a child. Still a GREAT place to see a movie. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Lower East Side
+1 312-977-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We catch a movie at the Oriental almost every time we visit Milwaukee! It is a wonderful historic theater. I do not like the huge multiplexes so the Oriental is my preference. It was sold to a new company and they have raised the prices...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here since the 1950's as a child. Still a GREAT place to see a movie. Great popcorn great EVERYTHING.Beauty every where.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely old historic theater on the east side of Milwaukee. It is well worth the time to take in a movie here; maybe even Rocky Horror Picture show!! I go here regularly and enjoy it every time.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Our family was in MKE over Memorial Day weekend and wanted to catch a show - what a gorgeous find! Arrive early to check out the ornate décor and detail in the lobby! The theater only offers three screens, so options are limited, but worth...More

Thank Tami J
Reviewed January 30, 2018

The Oriental Theater is a small, three screen independent theater with classically ornate decor and extremely friendly and personable staff. Ticket prices are reasonable and this is a great place to see films that you can't find anywhere else in the area. Also, in my...More

3  Thank kkester93
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We hadn't been here in years, so we picked up some friends on a freezing cold Thursday night and headed to Downer Avenue. I dropped them off and went in search of a parking spot, and as I circled the block things didn't look too...More

1  Thank LadyM005
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The Oriental shows captivating films - including many from the National Theatre in London. Live performances from the UK - everyone should see these. Wander around and view the old movie posters and elephants on the walls. Oldest theatre in Milwaukee.

Thank EastAsia
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

This theater is a grand old elegant movie house from a bygone era. If you enjoy watching movies that you won't find at the local cineplex and you like ambience , this is the place to go. Always a nice experience

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Our waiter at Transfer Pizza (Great place!!) suggested the Oriental Theater as a good experience when asked where the closest theater was. He was right!!! It is a throw back to when it opened in 1927 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Beautiful old theater that is in fine shape. Comfortable though narrow seats - not a problem when I am the only one in the theater. Indie movies.

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