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.
This morning, Marcus Theatres announced renovations to made to several of its cinemas, including Milwaukee's South Shore, Southgate, Menomonee Falls and Majestic locations.
After locking its doors for a week thanks to a busted boiler, the legendary 86-year-old movie house has finally popped back to life.
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.
The usual movie theater fare, like oily popcorn, Goobers and -- if you're lucky -- a Mr. Pibb, is still a treat (a pricey treat) to enhance one's film-watching experience. However, in the past decade, a few Milwaukee-area theaters introduced expanded menus that include "real food" like sandwiches and pizzas, allowing guests to combine their dinner-and-a-movie date into one destination.