By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jul 20, 2008 at 5:19 AM

Seeing a film in a historic theater is almost like stepping back in time, to an era of popcorn for a dime and unrestrained cigarette smoking.

Over the years, historic theaters made adjustments to compete with the chains, like adding additional screens and unique concessions. Hence, many moviegoers prefer the opulence of historic theaters over the average interior of a chain theater.

Milwaukee is home to a number of historic movie theaters, from the Avalon to the Oriental. Which is you favorite? Say it with us: Sound-off, Milwaukee! 

Avalon Theatre
2469-2483 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. (Plans to reopen in 2009.)

Fox Bay Cinema Grill
334 E. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 906-9999

Landmark Downer
2589 N. Downer Ave., (414) 964-2720

Landmark Oriental
2230 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 276-8711

Rosebud Cinema
6823 W. North Ave., (414) 607-9446

Times Cinema
5906 W. Vliet St., (414) 453-2436