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“Best theatre in the Midwest”
Review of Oriental Theater

Oriental Theater
Ranked #32 of 171 things to do in Milwaukee
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Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best theatre in the Midwest”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

A show place and the way theatres use to be. Glamourous, with character and elegance. Go early to a movie, see the one in the main theatre and enjoy all the architectural decorations that are still there. Also, if you are lucky you will catch a show where the organist will play before the movie starts.
Don't forget the popcorn either - its Kopsell's white kernel and the best in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Canton, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A UNIQUE experience!”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Maybe you have to be over 60 to LOVE this place--just makes me feel YOUNGER being here!!!

Visited April 2012
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West Bend, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cool, retro feel - great place to veg away an evening watching something thought-provoking.”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Love the Buddhas on the walls in the theater. The lobby also has a retro feel - when we were there last, they still served popcorn with real butter (sigh - that in and of itself gets a star from me...). Decent sound system, and a good selection of first run, indie and foreign films. A must attend for anyone who loves movies.

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Reedsville, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Step back in time to cinema elegance”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The oriental theater is a gilded shrine to the movie theaters of the past. Surrounded by the decorative extravagence of a bygone era you get to munch on popcorn with REAL butter. Their snack counter has an amazing selection. Yes, this place is a real treat.

Visited March 2012
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Delafield, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Coolest movie theater in all of Milwaukee”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Great atmosphere, great popcorn; no other place like it

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