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Urban Spelunking: Oriental Theatre

Published Aug. 9, 2018

As Milwaukee Film plans to relaunch the Oriental Theatre, it seems like the perfect time to take another look at Milwaukee's oldest, most spectacular and most beloved movie palace.

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Urban spelunking: Downer Theatre turns 100

Published Dec. 3, 2015

Reports of the opening of the Downer Theatre on Friday, Dec. 3, 1915, were modestly glowing, calling the venue an "elegantly appointed and comfortably arranged entertainment place." A century later, that's still a pretty apt description of the Downer.

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Updated: Oriental Theatre closed through the weekend

Published Jan. 9, 2014

The Oriental Theatre has temporarily closed this week due to a malfunctioning boiler. According to the theater's answering machine message, the fix will leave them closed through the weekend.

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Brewer's yeast goes down like butter for popcorn lovers

Published Dec. 5, 2006

Most Landmark Theatre moviegoers already know that the flavorful taste of brewer's yeast is an alternative to less-healthy popcorn toppings like salt and butter. But what exactly is the deal with this tasty and mysterious condiment?