calendar close phone expand chevron-circle-right search external-link

Monthly Members-Only Screenings

Join the MKE Film Community

Milwaukee Film offers exclusive monthly screenings of festival-quality films, ticket and merchandise discounts, early access to film festival tickets, private event invites, and other fantastic perks to its members. As a member, you’ll be a part of a growing community of film fans who are passionate about sharing cinematic experiences and furthering film culture in the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee Film memberships are tax deductible and begin as low as $65/year.

Become a Milwaukee Film Member

About The Oriental Theatre

Since 1927, the Oriental Theatre has been an iconic landmark on Milwaukee’s East Side. With three screens, 35mm and 70mm capabilities in the main house, DLOP digital projection and sound, full-service concessions and bar offerings, and its ornate East Indian dรฉcor, the Oriental Theatre is consistently recognized as one of the top movie palaces in the country.

Explore Our History

About The Downer Theatre

A Milwaukee Landmark since 1915, The Downer Theatre Stands as one of the oldest cinemas in the United States. Nestled in the heart of Milwaukee's vibrant East Side, with its classic marquee lighting up North Downer Avenue, the Downer Theatre has evolved from a silent movie house to a premier destination for independent, foreign, and art films.

Explore Our History


We offer accessibility equipment for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and vision-impaired guests, including:

  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
  • CaptiView closed-caption systems
  • Fidelio wireless audio systems
Read More About Accessibility


Enjoy a lavish cinematic experience in our one-of-a-kind movie palace and amenities such as:

  • Full bar with wine, beer, and craft cocktails
  • Fresh popcorn and classic concessions
  • 2K and 4K digital projection + 35mm and 70mm film projection
Read More About Our Theater


Being a Member is an easy, affordable way to support our year-round mission while enjoying our Members-only benefits. As a Milwaukee Film Member, you’ll be a part of a growing family of film fans who are passionate about cinema and committed to supporting our nonprofit's mission to entertain, educate and engage our community through film.

Become a Member