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“Not overly "restored"--like the original, "real deal"”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #33 of 172 things to do in Milwaukee
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not overly "restored"--like the original, "real deal"”
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
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Theater”
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
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“1st visit - finally!”
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
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“local gem”
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
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful Old Theatre”
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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