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Oriental Theater

2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
+1 312-977-1700
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This theater is a grand old elegant movie house from a bygone era. If you enjoy watching movies... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
via mobile
Wondered experience bad movie

Our waiter at Transfer Pizza (Great place!!) suggested the Oriental Theater as a good experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneseo, Illinois
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“film festival” (10 reviews)
“art house” (3 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 6 days ago 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

Thank lovestotravel1992
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Saw an awesome movie midday here. It's what going to three movies should be like. Good snacks fair prices classy and classic experience. Also these types of theatres always seem too show quality films and this one odd no exception.

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is an old , 1920s theater that has been renovated. It is absolutely stunning. Did not see a movie here (just toured the lobby and took a quick look into the main theater during the film festival), but what a treat it would be...More

Thank iris423
Reviewed 19 June 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 14 June 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.

Thank Honest1190
Reviewed 7 February 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 27 January 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 14 October 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

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Dolores F
22 June 2017|
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Response from Kasebrot | Reviewed this property |
Not kosher to park at Whole Foods... respect our local businesses, please!