The first movie doesn't screen until 12:15 p.m. today at the Landmark Downer Theatre on Milwaukee's East Side. Yet, at 9:15 a.m. this morning, there was already a line.
Not a line of East Siders, though. Rather seven, yes, seven turkeys who made their slow way across Downer Avenue to stand and hang out in front of the historic theater.
The East Side Turkey is somewhat well known in these parts. He even has his own Facebook page. But I didn't know there was an entire family. Much less, that they were movie fans.
Movie fan, or not, enjoy the above photos. And, be careful out there. Downer Avenue has yet to post "Turkey Crossing" signs.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.