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Oriental Theatre [edit]
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-8711
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The Oriental is one of Milwaukee's last remaining movie palaces, certainly the most beautiful and ornate one that has shown movies for 75 years solid.

3 Screens. Built in 1927. Operated by Landmark since 1976.

Upcoming events

March 5, 2015
A Place to Stand: the Story of Jimmy Santiago Baca

"A Place to Stand" is the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter. "A Place to Stand" is inspired by Jimmy’s memoir of the same name, which has been called “elegant and gripping” (The Los Angeles Times) and “an astonishing narrative that affirms the triumph of the human spirit” (The Arizona Daily Star). It explores the life and mind of a man whose early life was dominated by sadness, rejection, anger and pain, a man who embraced language as a balm for his battered spirit, a man who – through the power of poetry – finally found his place to stand. This special screening of this inspiring documentary film benefits Express Yourself Milwaukee, a local nonprofit that works with low income youth – many of whom are in juvenile corrections facilities.


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