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Harkening back to the programming ethos that guided the Oriental Theatre in the '70s and '80s when it operated as a true "calendar house," Craft Cinema is Milwaukee Film’s effort to showcase a variety of limited-run and unique film experiences on our big screens that reflect the variety and breadth of filmmaking, both today and throughout cinema history.

From beloved classics and mini-festivals to local offerings, cult curiosities, and everything in between, Craft Cinema is on tap and served to you by Milwaukee Film.



On a bimonthly basis, we'll be bringing you favorites from the film-loving staff at Milwaukee Film and the Oriental Theatre. Presented with an introduction from the staff member in question whenever possible, it's a showcase of the amazing and eclectic taste from our movie-obsessed staff!


Saturday, 11/3 - 1 PM: Fantastic Mr. Fox (selected by Krissy, Oriental Theatre Associate!)

Sunday, 11/18 - 4 PM: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (selected by Katlyn, Milwaukee Film Graphic Designer!)

Sunday, 12/2 - 3 PM: Daisies (in 35mm!) (selected by Jamie, Milwaukee Film Executive Assistant!)

Saturday, 12/15 - 9:30 PM: Phantom of the Paradise (selected by Ryan, Oriental Theatre Cinema Manager!)

Saturday, 1/19 - 9:30 PM: Nosferatu the Vampyre (selected by Marielle, Milwaukee Film Education Manager!)



Sold out screenings, award winners, and the buzziest films featured in our 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival are making their way back in the two weeks following our festival! See them again, catch the ones you missed, and keep that festival energy flowing beyond #MFF2018!

Free Solo opens 11/2

Science Fair (Two screenings! 11/3 & 11/4)

Pick of the Litter (Three screenings! 11/4, 11/5, & 11/6)

On Her Shoulders opens 11/2

The First Patient opens 11/2 (director Chip Duncan in attendance at 11/6 & 11/13 screenings!)

Shorts: Surprise, Surprise (11/7 & 11/8!)





The Oriental Theatre is celebrating the storied career of Stanley Kubrick throughout 2018! Presented in 35mm (and one very special 70mm screening) whenever possible, these are essential viewing for serious cinephiles. 




Paths of Glory (DCP) - 9/18 @ 6:45 PM

Lolita (35mm!) - 9/24 @ 6:10 PM

Killer's Kiss (DCP) - 10/1 @ 6 PM

A Clockwork Orange (35mm!) - 10/9

The Shining (35mm!) - 10/13 

2001: A Space Odyssey (First 70mm screening at the Oriental Theatre!) - 11/20

The Killing (DCP) - 11/27

Eyes Wide Shut (35mm!) - 12/4



Milwaukee's tradition continues! Every second Saturday, the Sensual Daydreams cast takes the Oriental Theatre main house by storm for a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!


11/10 - Tickets available now!

12/8 - Tickets available now!