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Oriental Theater is using shutdown to complete some much-needed work

Published July 29, 2020

In late June, Milwaukee Film announced that The Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., will remain closed until at least autumn, due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that it will use the time to make the next leap forward in its ongoing work to renovate and restore the 1927 movie palace.

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Spicuzza returns for screening of "The Scarapist"

Published Sept. 4, 2015

For Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker Jeanne Spicuzza, the fact that her full-length film, "The Scarapist," will screen at The Oriental Theatre next month is a full-circle dream come true. Spicuzza, who grew up in Shorewood, spent many hours watching art and alternative films in the Landmark theater as a young girl and teenager in the '80s. "The Scarapist" will air on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.