Oriental Landmark Theatre
The Oriental Landmark Theatre opened in Milwaukee in 1927 as a movie palace. Film-goers have marveled at its ornate East Indian design for over 90 years and it is said to be the only movie palace ever built to specifically incorporate this type of décor. For a time, the theater was used for live performances in addition to movie screenings, and the Violent Femmes are said to have gotten their start here. It now mainly shows a combination of Hollywood blockbusters, foreign, specialty, and cult classic films. On select Saturdays, those in attendance at the 7 p.m. screening will be treated to the Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ opening the show.