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“Comfortable throwback to simpler times”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #4 of 189 things to do in Milwaukee
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is not just a place to watch movies, but a trip back in time. We love coming to the Oriental to watch current releases as well as foreign films. Comfortable, clean, and up to date facilities with the charm of yesteryear. They serve cappuccino and other drinks other than the usual soda.

Thank Joseph F
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great architectural details and film choices; Not many food choices though. Have to search for street parking so allow enough time.

Thank Ann W
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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."

Thank Samuel C
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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.

Thank Paige L L
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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.

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