Day Trips to
the Oriental Theatre


CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at our 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival education screenings!

 

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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For those who attended, thank you for making this year's Festival so memorable. For those that did not, please join us this Spring!

 

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at our 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival education screenings!

Reserve Your Education Screening

If you're ready to reserve your and your students' spots at our 2020 education screenings, sign up using the form below!

Fast Facts: Education Screenings

Who is eligible for Education Screenings?

Milwaukee Film’s Education Screenings are open to grade bands 1st–3rd, 4th–6th, 6th–8th, and 9th–12th for schools in the Greater Milwaukee area.

How much do Education Screenings cost?

Tickets are only $1 per student, and, for MPS schools, Milwaukee Film will pay for buses.

When and where are the screenings?

All Festival Education Screenings start promptly at 10 a.m. at the Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee's East Side.

Do Education Screenings take place only during the Milwaukee Film Festival?

In the past, our Education Screenings program has been limited to festival season, but now that Milwaukee Film operates the Oriental Theatre year-round,  we have expanded our Education Screenings program to serve even more students in a given year!

CLICK HERE to reserve spots at our 2019 Festival Education Screenings!

Will year-round Education Screenings be identical to festival season offerings?

Year-round Education Screenings may be encore screenings of festival films or new selections. They’ll still come with curriculum packets and be high-quality, educationally engaging films!

Some of the screening dates are wait-listed. Does that mean I should no longer sign up?

As we receive reservations for the festival screening dates, we will indicate which screenings are wait-list only below. Please do not hesitate to sign up to be on our wait-list as it will become active as student numbers become more solid and as groups adjust their reservations! When films are announced in late August, you’ll be asked to confirm your reservation.

When are education screenings in 2019, and which dates serve which grade bands?

GRADES 1–3 SCREENINGS

  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Thursday, October 3
  • Thursday, October 31

GRADES 4–6 SCREENINGS

  • Tuesday, October 29
  • Wednesday, October 30

GRADES 6–8 SCREENINGS

  • Wednesday, October 23
  • Thursday, October 24

GRADES 9–12 SCREENINGS

  • Monday, October 21
  • Tuesday, October 22
When are additional screening dates in 2019?

 

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GRADES 1–3 SCREENINGS

  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Thursday, October 3
  • Thursday, October 31

GRADES 4–6 SCREENINGS

  • Tuesday, October 29
  • Wednesday, October 30

GRADES 6–8 SCREENINGS

  • Wednesday, October 23
  • Thursday, October 24

GRADES 9–12 SCREENINGS

  • Monday, October 21
  • Tuesday, October 22

 

Stay tuned for additional information throughout the year!

Can we access curriculum packets after the screenings?

Yes! We have a an archive of all of our Education Screenings curriculum packets to date here. Feel free to adapt these for use in your learning environments as you see fit!