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“Great old theater with character”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #34 of 175 things to do in Milwaukee
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We love going to movies here because of the wonderful character and feel of this old theater. Also, the movies tend to be the independent and more artsy type which we like. If you want a brand new theater with legroom and reclining seats this is not for you, but if you love the historic locations with character it is perfect!

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Okay - so the seats are a little small and uncomfortable and the sound is terrible - but The Oriental Theater has an X-Factor - it retains some of the magic of old-time theaters. The incredible decor in the lobby and main screen get you excited even before the program starts. Avoid the smaller screens unless you get to see something unique there (film festival shows for example.)

Excellent concessions - beer and Alterra coffee are available.

Thank timdonderevo
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Here's a chance to experience a big, ornate, storied movie theater in Milwaukee. Sure, you can go to a huge multiplex for cupholders and parking lots, but the Oriental is the place to sink into a beautiful movie theater experience,

Thank Bets54
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The theater has a great atmosphere. Its clean and comfortable. I wish more movie theaters were like this one.

Thank Krugja13
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

MIFF (annual film festival) is hosted here
great indie films in a beautiful historic building with great (real) popcorn and cold beer! it is a must visit

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