Milwaukee film

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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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Help fund Milwaukee Film with "Fantastic Fungi"

Published March 26, 2020

The Oriental Theatre has been dark since March 14, but Milwaukee Film still found a way to bring movies to you. Rent or buy "Fantastic Fungi" today - and help this local icon continue to thrive.

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Milwaukee Film announces the dates for the 2020 festival

Published Dec. 3, 2019

It's Giving Tuesday, and Milwaukee Film was kind enough to give everyone in Milwaukee something to look forward to next year, as today they announced official dates for the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival.

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You want butter on that? Cinema concession stands over the years

Published Oct. 28, 2019

As Milwaukee Film puts the finishing touches on the new lobby concession stand at the Oriental Theatre in advance of this year's Milwaukee Film Festival, we dug through the Marcus Theatres archive with Leslie Heinrichs to find some great examples of Wisconsin movie theater lobby concession stands from the second half of the 20th century.

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Here's your complete 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival schedule

Published Oct. 28, 2019

Forget "Avengers: Endgame" or "The Lion King," it's time for the true cinematic blockbuster of the year: the Milwaukee Film Festival, celebrating its eleventh year on Brew City big screens beginning Oct. 17-31.