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Oriental Theater

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2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
+1 312-977-1700
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So glad we added this to our itinerary

We were in Wisconsin for a Brewers game and the PGA tournament over the week-end and had some time... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
Oakville, Canada
Real butter popcorn

It's a really cool place...unfortunately the seats feel like they are gonna fall part. Wish they'd... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“movie house” (4 reviews)
“real butter” (3 reviews)
2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Lower East Side
+1 312-977-1700
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We were in Wisconsin for a Brewers game and the PGA tournament over the week-end and had some time before our flight so we added a trip to the Oriental Theater and we are damn glad we did. The decor is amazing. Makes you long...More

Thank gregmo69
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

It's a really cool place...unfortunately the seats feel like they are gonna fall part. Wish they'd invest in some new seating because they are very uncomfortable. But I love it they play quality movies and not just the blockbusters.

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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

In an age of nondescript suburban chain movie theaters, the Oriental is worth visiting to see whatever might be showing, often art house or foreign movies. The lobby is ornate and a great photo op, and the theater itself is even more beautiful. Make sure...More

Thank johntpt
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I don't know what sabers86 is talking about ~ the Oriental is a going concern and one of the absolute best, best, bestest things in Milwaukee. When you go to a movie at the Oriental, the show starts as soon as you round the corner...More

Thank Kasebrot
Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's worth the price of admission just to see the ornate lobby. Such a throwback to the golden age. They sell cocktails and beer and wine with normal theater food in the lobby. Only three theaters, comfy seats. Not for you If you are looking...More

Reviewed August 10, 2016

The elaborate decor of the lobby alone is worth the price of admission. But the main theater takes it to another level with dramatic lighting. Even the two additional screens do a credible job of imitating the extraordinary decor of the main theater, The Oriental...More

Thank George330
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to watch movies in the Greater Milwaukee area. It's not a state-of-the-art mega-plex, but rather a historic art house theater. The ornate main theater is a must-see for anyone visiting Milwaukee. Be sure to arrive a few minutes...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I got there early after walking up from the lake for my matinee. It was beautiful and air conditioned and so classic. They made me a mixed drink and charged my phone in the back. Above and beyond. I relaxed on the couch with my...More

Thank snowgirl1969
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Old style movie house 2 screens - ornate architecture right down to the tile floors in the restrooms. Best popcorn ever and yes REAL butter! Ahh now that's a movie theatre.

Thank Arloredrock
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Great selections for the discerning film enthusiast are paired with an amazing atmosphere of this classic cinema. This place is FANCY, and respectful patrons often dress in the same caliber. Before each screening, the theater manager personally addresses the audience to introduce the film, and...More

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Not kosher to park at Whole Foods... respect our local businesses, please!