I rarely discuss the cinemas I attend, but I would like to advocate a particular film exhibitor during this evening – Landmark Theatres, the leading exhibitor specializing in independent film.
I frequently attend the Oriental Theatre (2230 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee’s Upper East Side) and the Downer Theatre (2589 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee’s Upper East Side) to witness and review the independent films for you, my lovely readers.
Without further ado, I am providing five reasons why the Landmark Theatres is awesome.
Number One: Landmark Theatres showcase foreign language films and documentaries.
The mighty commercial theatre chains, such as Marcus Theatres and AMC Theatres primarily present the mainstream films (e.g. superhero films) and thus, the indie film buffs are required to travel to another theatre chain to attend the shoestring budget, independent films. Landmark Theatres is the chief independent film theatre chain in the Metro Milwaukee area.
Number Two: Landmark Theatres provide unique cinema experiences.
I frequently visit the cinema to witness the mainstream and independent films. Marcus Theatres – mainstream fare and Landmark Theatres – independent fare. Every experience is unique and special, regardless whether it is located at the Oriental or the Downer. However, I cannot determine why it’s so singular because it’s in Milwaukee or it’s the theatres themselves – most likely a combination of both.
Number Three: The Oriental Theatre is GORGEOUS.
The Oriental Theatre is an operating movie palace, the only movie palace within the vicinity of Menomonee Falls and neighboring towns, villages, etc. The theatre is extremely elegant and breathtaking inside, especially the main theatre. You will fall in love with movies if you haven’t already during the visit(s) at this theatre. Ultimately, the Oriental Theatre is a reminder why I fell in love motion pictures in the first place.
Number Four: The showtimes are usually listed during the Monday evenings.
Whereas the Marcus Theatres list the showtimes during Wednesday, Landmark Theatres usually list the showtimes during Monday evening at the latest. It is convenient and awesome, so you are able to schedule the independent films prior to the mainstream films.
Number Five: The Oriental Theatre manager Crystal sometimes introduces the upcoming films that will play at the Milwaukee Landmark Theatres prior to the films.
This rarely occurs at the fellow cinemas, so this is the additional reason to attend films in Milwaukee. It’s also another reason why I love the Oriental Theatre – besides the fact it is beautiful. While we’re on the topic, “Song to Song” is scheduled to play at the Oriental Theatre and “Personal Shopper” is scheduled to play at the Downer Theatre. Of course, be on the lookout for my reviews.
Thank you to Landmark Theatres for never disappointing me in terms of the film selection and the cinema experiences.
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