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.
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999
Throughout the year, we'll be celebrating the milestone 20th anniversaries of numerous classics released in 1999! Special 90's playlists (courtesy of 88Nine) and special throwback concessions (Baby Bottle Pops!) will be on offer throughout the year.
Saturday, 5/25 - 3 PM: Galaxy Quest
Saturday, 6/1 - 3 PM: The Mummy
Friday, 7/12 - 11 PM: Fight Club
Friday, 8/9 - 11 PM: Office Space
Every month Milwaukee Film and Milwaukee Record (AKA Milmilwaukwaukeekee Frecord) team up to bring you movies for the grown-ups who never grew up, the weirdos who never needed normal, and the unicorns who just want to have some fun.
Friday/Saturday, 5/17-18 - 9:30 P.M.: Night of the Creeps
Friday/Saturday, 5/31-6/1 - 9:30 P.M.: 2 Fast 2 Furious
Milwaukee County Parks
Ped to the Park Film Series
Saturday, 5/18 - 3 P.M.: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Saturday, 7/20 - 10:30 A.M.: Now and Then
Saturday, 8/24 - 10:30 A.M.: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
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!
Sunday, 5/19 - 3:00 PM: The Band Wagon (selected by Emily, Communications and Press Manager!)
BEST OF FEST!
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!
General Magic - Opens 5/17!
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
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!
6/15 - Tickets Available Now!