ANNOUNCING: Opening Week and First Films at MKE Film’s Oriental Theatre

posted by Tom Fuchs on June 27, 2018

You’ve probably already heard that Milwaukee Film is taking over operations of Milwaukee’s historic Oriental Theatre as of July 1st, improving your moviegoing experience without sacrificing the incredible aesthetic that makes our beloved movie palace one of the world’s finest.

We’re now very excited to announce Milwaukee Film will be re-opening the doors of the Oriental Theatre to the public starting on August 10th. Opening week films will include daily screenings of Spike Lee’s highly anticipated new feature BlacKkKlansman and the acclaimed new documentary McQueen.

When we assume operations on July 1st, the Oriental Theatre will be temporarily closed for renovations, kicking off a multi-phased plan to revitalize the historic cinema. As of the re-opening, Milwaukee Film will have upgraded projection and sound equipment and added a first floor women’s restroom.

Additional programming and events will be announced in the coming weeks!  



(USA / 2018 / Director: Spike Lee)

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, as he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.


(UK / 2018 / Directors: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui)

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals, and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

You know the place:

Oriental Theatre
2230 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee WI, 53202

Save the date!

August 10, 2018