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Festival Theaters & Screening Spaces



The Oriental Theatre
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

About
The Oriental Theatre is Milwaukee's historic movie palace. Its opulent, lavish, East Indian-inspired décor has attracted teeming hoards since its opening in 1927 and makes this theater a must-see-to-believe destination. It has long been the anchor theater of the Milwaukee Film Festival, and just so happens to be our new home-away-from-home! Check out the Oriental Theatre website for more information.

Amenities
2K and 4K digital projection, 35mm and 70mm film projection, 6- and 8-channel Dolby Digital Sound, full-service concession stand, and a full bar with beer, wine, and spirits
 



Avalon Theater
2473 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

About
The Avalon Theater is located in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. Notable for its combination of classic movie palace and al fresco Mediterranean décor, the theater's pièce de résistance is its ever-glowing ceiling of stars and planetary features, found in the main auditorium. For more information, visit the Avalon's website.

Amenities
Full-service concession stand, full bar, leather recliners, an adjoining restaurant (Mistral), and the famous atmospheric ceiling—keep an eye out for shooting stars during your movie.

 



The Times Cinema
5906 West Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208

About
The Times Cinema is a single-screen theater on the western edge of Milwaukee that opened in 1935. The cozy neighborhood theater screens everything from summer blockbusters to indie fare to cult classics. Go to the Times Cinema's website for more info.

Amenities
Full concession stand, full dinner menu, bar service, and couch-like seating
 

 



Fox-Bay Cinema Grill
334 East Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

About
Fox-Bay Cinema Grill is the Milwaukee area's premiere "dinner and a movie" theater destination. The theater is part throwback to the classic Art Deco moviehouses of the 1920s and 1930s, part dinner-theater experience, complete with intimate tables, padded swivel chairs, and dinner/bar service. Visit the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill's website for more details.

Amenities
State-of-the-art digital projection and sound, REALD 3D for certain films, and full bar with classic cocktails, beer, and wine

 



Kenilworth Square East
1925 East Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee, WI 53202

About
Around the corner from the Oriental Theatre, UWM's Peck School of the Arts' Kenilworth building will be home to the Milwaukee Film Festival's first pop-up cinema. Box office and line queues will be located in the building's breezeway, located off of E. Kenilworth Place, between Farwell Ave. and Prospect Ave. Once a Ford Model-T factory, watching films in this newly remodeled space will be a unique experience.

Amenities
Kenilworth Square East is a multi-use building, so festival events held here will be non-traditional. Concessions will not be available, but the neighborhood has restaurants and bars for before or after screenings.