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Oriental Theater

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Address: 2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1117
Phone Number: +1 312-977-1700
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Beautiful old theater

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
MELISSA W
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 for the brand new megaplex experience.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 is part of the Landmark chain which specializes in exceptional films. And if you are... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 early for a show on Saturday nights to enjoy the organist playing. The theater's architecture... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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 drink then saw an indie film. What more could you want?

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 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.

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Thank Arloredrock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 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 highlight other titles showing on the cinema's 3 screens. Through the decor, service, and your... More 

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I saw this delightful Japanese animation, subtitled in English at the Oriental. The Oriental has a beautiful, ornate, spectacular interior which evokes a sense of old-world splendor. Screen is large, seating is excellent, and sound outstanding. The popcorn at the concession stand was sold in lavish portions. A must for Eastside goers!!

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Very cool theater from the outside and from the inside. The way it's preserve is inspiring, the place is maintained and workers there are very nice and kind. Do not worry about the quality of the screening and the halls themselves they are comfortable and fun. This place also hosts once a year the Milwaukee films festival.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is probably my favorite movie theater. Decorated with an Asian motif, the decor inside is really amazing.The large main theater has had the areas under the balcony split off into two smaller theaters, but it was done with great care and all three theaters are comfortable and beautiful to look at. Don't miss the popcorn, it is far better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous theatre! I loved the old world ambiance of the building. It shows unique movies as well as popular Disney movies and shows.

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