Day Trips to
the Oriental Theatre
Through Milwaukee Film's education screenings program, local students take a day trip to the Oriental Theatre. The students experience a historic cinema, view a high-quality film, and join other students from the community to engage in thought-provoking, curriculum-based activities and discussions. We also provide participating teachers with curriculum packets that indicate the Common Core State Standards our screenings and activities meet.
Previous screenings have included the documentaries T-Rex, The Blood is at the Doorstep, and Supergirl, and, on occasion, we've been able to bring in a film professional or guest to supplement the screening and subsequent discussion.
In the past, our education screenings have been limited to festival season, but with Milwaukee Film operating the Oriental Theatre year-round, we have expanded this program to serve students throughout the academic year.
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Dates have now been announced for our 2019 Festival education screenings:
Grades 1 - 3: • Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Thursday, Oct. 3 • Thursday, Oct. 31 (wait-listed)
Grades 4 - 6: • Tuesday, Oct. 29 • Wednesday, Oct. 30
Grades 6 - 8: • Wednesday, Oct. 23 (wait-listed) • Thursday, Oct. 24
Grades 9 - 12: • Monday, Oct. 21 • Tuesday, Oct. 22
Do not be discouraged from signing up if your preferred date is already wait-listed. We will actively be adjusting our numbers as the festival approaches, and hundreds of spots are likely to open up by then! (And, wait-listed groups will get first dibs on our Spring Education Screening dates!)