Oriental Theatre

Movie Theater and Indie Movie Theater
Lower East Side, Milwaukee
  • Atomic Blonde: 4:50pm 7:30 9:55
  • The Big Sick: 4:35pm 7:15 9:50
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power: 4:25pm 7:00 9:25
  • Evan K.
    "Definitely to during the Milwaukee film festival."(2 Tips)
    Tiffany T.
    "live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show every 2nd Saturday"(3 Tips)
    Jeff J.
    "My favorite movie theater in Milwaukee."(2 Tips)
    Robert D.
    "classic organ concert before the show in the center theater!"(2 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
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  • rocky horror picture show
  • popcorn
  • theater in milwaukee
  • architecture
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  • Jennie B.
    Jennie BrandApril 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorite places on earth. Gorgeous architecture and delightful staff.
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HolzmanDecember 24, 2015
    Love this old theatre‼️
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BarnesSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    What a great Milwaukee institution! I've been coming here since high school for those great films that no one else wants to show. (Yes, subtitles mean you have to know how to read...)
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SengkhammeeDecember 16, 2010
    different feel, great popcorn, bad sound quality...
  • Evan K.
    Evan KnappSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome place to see a movie. Definitely to during the Milwaukee film festival.
  • Mary
    MaryJuly 18, 2012
    There was an amazing looking guy named Jonathan who biked here to see Moonrise Kingdom that I need to reunite with #fingerscrossed
  • Alex D.
    Alex DominguezOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For people seeking to expand their mind via visual medium, this place is choice.
  • Dana F.
    Dana FreemanAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for independent films, very cool decor too.
  • Shion G.
    Shion GuhaJune 12
    This place is a throwback! It is hard to concentrate on the movie when your eyes constantly wander to the rather eclectic decor.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillikinMay 30, 2015
    So charming!! Also live organ music before film really adds to the unique experience!
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LehmanNovember 12, 2010
    Definitely check out the FFF! It comes around a few times anually, don't miss out.
  • KatieFelten
    KatieFeltenMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Oriental Theatre - I love the history of the Oriental and the fact that its only about 2 blocks from my house and tonight... Hunger Games.
  • Molly B.
    Molly BennettOctober 23, 2012
    This theater is awesome because it is unique and beautiful on the inside. It's also in a good location to go out after to a bar or restaurant.
  • Patrick P.
    Patrick PFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out Rocky Horror Picture Show here!
  • Mary Ann Y.
    Mary Ann YohananSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The movie Don Jon was pure porn
  • Sam K.
    Sam KisliaSeptember 5, 2011
    Student discount given with a valid student ID!
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SparksOctober 7, 2016
    This is how all old theaters should look
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JacobsMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're waiting in line for the girl's bathroom, try going upstairs - there's a bigger girl's room!
  • Nieama W.
    Nieama WootenDecember 3, 2013
    Such a beautiful places to. All this art and craft.
  • Steph M.
    Steph MartensDecember 18, 2012
    Such a cool theatre! Classy.
  • Envy Creative
    Envy CreativeJune 25, 2011
    There aren't many moviehouses like this left in America. Take advantage of the opportunity to see a movie in a true theatre.
  • Lydia J.
    Lydia JarvisJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Whenever anybody looks you in the eye or looks like you, punch them in the face.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HernandezNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend becoming a member of mke film.
  • Tiffany T.
    Tiffany TresemerAugust 27, 2015
    See a live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show every 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • Nina B.
    Love the look of the inside ... Great place to see a movie
  • Tiffany T.
    Tiffany TresemerAugust 27, 2015
    Rocky Horror Picture Show live is every 2nd Saturday of the month!
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BrucknerApril 6, 2012
    Organ player in the theater before the movie starts?! Love it
  • Brighid F.
    Brighid FogartyOctober 5, 2011
    Go up stairs and checkout the old lounge area, and the projection area!
  • Cassandra P.
    Cassandra PalkoMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    check this site out... Read more
  • Julie I.
    Julie IMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best popcorn on the planet and a beautiful old theater to boot. Enjoy the organ concert before the Fri and Sat 7 pm shows to get the whole experience.
  • Dustin Z.
    Dustin ZickDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're here for an experience in either of the smaller theaters (the ones on the left and right) - enjoy it, they're great! For real beauty, catch a featured show on the main screen! Glorious!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DumvilleJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    7pm shows on Friday get you a classic organ concert before the show in the center theater!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GuentherJanuary 31, 2010
    Catch a movie here and put yeast on your popcorn. The theater is beautiful, nothing like your generic Marcus. Then go bowling and drinking next door at Landmark Lanes.
  • Dustin Z.
    Dustin ZickOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You know what you should do? Sign up for a membership with Milwaukee Film. You get access to monthly members-only screenings that are always hosted on the main screen here at this gorgeous theatre. Read more
  • Jabril F.
    Jabril FarajJuly 18, 2011
    This is one of the last of its kind left. Obviously, once, it hosted live theater but now the architectural gem shows (of course) films. There isn't usually a large selection but if you get the chance Read more
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HolmanOctober 14, 2013
    Show your student ID to receive a $2 discount!
  • Dani S.
    Dani SchmidtAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't see a movie without getting their popcorn! It's so much better than the standard movie theater popcorn!
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HolzmanMay 24, 2016
    Movies, popcorn, and staff. Beautiful theatre!!!
  • Pam W.
    Pam WilliamsOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The noon movie on Saturday and Sunday is cheaper! Very friendly staff and a cool old building to explore.
  • courtney
    courtneyMarch 26, 2012
    This is a really cool theater inside. You have to come here and grab a beer and walk around. The girls bathroom is upstairs but go and walk around and look at the ornate decorations!
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JohnsonJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite movie theater in Milwaukee. Gorgeous interior, above average food/drink choices. Three screens.
  • Scott C.
    Scott ConnellSeptember 12, 2014
    Best theater in Milwaukee!!
  • Marc G.
    Awesome older movie theatre with a lot of charm.
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