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2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens Today
Opening Night Party to be held at Good City Brewing,
featuring headliner Abby Jeanne
MILWAUKEE – Thursday, September 14, 2017 – The Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, announces the opening of its Festival Box Office today in addition to an online box office. The main box office will be located at the Oriental Theatre prior to the start of the festival, with 4 additional locations opening on September 29 at each of their festival theater.
Milwaukee Film encourages patrons to buy tickets early, noting that last year’s festival boasted a record 87 sold-out screenings, with the organization anticipating similar crowd sizes this year. Ticketholders must arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee seating. Beginning 15 minutes before each film, empty seats will be sold to patrons in the rush ticket line. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for the Opening Night Party will also be available for purchase at the Box Office, though admission is complimentary for passholders and patrons with a ticket to the Opening Night Film, STUMPED. As previously announced, the director and subjects of the Opening Night Film will be in attendance at the screening.
Hosted at Good City Brewing this year, the Opening Night Party will feature food, music, drinks, and dancing, with the first drink included in the ticket price. Musical act Storm Chaser will start the night at 9 PM, followed by headliner Abby Jeanne at 10 PM.
For more information about 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival events, visit mkefilm.org/events.
Box Office Locations, Hours, and Dates
ONLINE (September 14 through October 12)
Note: A $0.25 cent per ticket surcharge applies to all online orders.
Landmark Oriental Theatre (September 14 through October 12)
2230 N. Farwell Ave.
Pre-Festival Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday I 4 PM – 8 PM
Saturday – Sunday I Noon – 8 PM
Festival Box Office Hours
Each festival box office opens one hour before its venue’s first show of the day and closes 20 minutes after the last screening starts.
Avalon Theater (September 29 through October 12)
2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Landmark Downer Theatre (September 29 through October 12)
2589 N. Downer Ave.
Fox-Bay Cinema Grill (September 29 through October 12)
334 E. Silver Spring Dr.
Times Cinema (September 29 through October 12)
5906 W. Vliet St.
BY PHONE (September 14 through October 12)
414-755-1965, Noon – 6 PM, 7 days a week
Note: A $3.00 per order surcharge applies to all phone sales.
Opening Night Party
Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9 PM – 11:30 PM at Good City Brewing Company (2108 N. Farwell Ave.)
FREE to Opening Night Film ticket holders (ticket stub must be presented at the door)
FREE to 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival pass holders
$13 for Milwaukee Film Members / $15 for the general public
A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. No student or senior discounts available.
Opening Night Party is Sponsored by:
The Milwaukee Business Journal
Opening Night Party brought to you by:
Good City Brewing, Stamm Technologies, Heiser Lincoln, Neroli Salon & Spa, BelAir Cantina, Lowlands Group, Badger Liquor, WMSE 91.7FM, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Dori Zori, and Journal Sentinel Food & Wine Experience
About Milwaukee Film
Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. This year’s 15-day film festival takes place September 28 – October 12. Discounted passes and ticket 6-Packs are available now at mkefilm.org/tickets. For more information, visit us online at mkefilm.org.
About the Milwaukee Film Board of Directors
Milwaukee Film’s independent board is made up of the following members: Chris Abele (Past President); John P. Bania; Donna Baumgartner; Karen Ellenbecker; Jeff Fitzsimmons; Alexander P. Fraser (President); Cecelia Gore; Bill Haberman (Past President); Carmen Haberman; Susan Haise; Katie Heil; Patti Keating Kahn; Michael G. Klein; Michael J. Koss Jr.; Tracey L. Klein (Immediate Past President); Kenneth C. Krei; Mary Ann LaBahn; Alexander Lasry; Steve Laughlin (Past President); Emilia Layden; Marianne Lubar; Sara Meaney; Steve Mech; Barry Poltermann; Bob Pothier; John Ridley; Joseph A. Rock; Ramona Rogers-Windsor; Lacey Sadoff; Dave Stamm; Julia Taylor; John Utz. Emeritus members: Tom Barrett, Jacqueline Strayer.