By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 06, 2018 at 11:56 AM

The reopening of the Oriental Theatre was a joyful occasion for many Milwaukeeans, but arguably even more exciting is the massive expansion of the women’s restrooms.

The ground-floor ladies loo, which was once a single-seater, now has eight glorious stalls and sinks. The new floor and wall tile is reminiscent of the old tile, which gives it a warm, familiar feeling.

To execute the expansion, Milwaukee Film was able to lease an open storefront, located just south of Landmark Lanes.

The upstairs restrooms will be updated during the third phase of Milwaukee Film’s renovation plans, set for 2020.

"For nearly 10 years now, our audiences have made their desire known for more accessible women's restrooms on the first floor," says Milwaukee Film communications and press director Emily Foster.

"In fact, one of the loudest cheers we ever received at a Monthly Member's Screening was when we announced our plans to build the women's restroom on the first floor."

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.