The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival Adds Two Venues
By Livia Peterson
The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival adds two venues: the Rivoli Theatre in the Cedarburg neighborhood and the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre in the Historic Third Ward.
Milwaukee Film’s CEO and Artistic Director Jonathan Jackson expressed in a press release, “We’ve always had ambitious dreams of expanding our festival throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area. It is thrilling, thanks to several incredible new sponsors, that we are able to introduce our film festival to two new neighborhoods and audiences this year.”
The Oriental Theatre remains the principal venue with all three screens in operation for a second year in row and accommodates the primary festival box office. The returning venues include the Jan Serr Cinema in the Upper East Side — a pop up theater, the Times Cinema in the Washington Heights neighborhood, and the Avalon Atmospheric Cinema in the Bay View neighborhood. With eight screens and six venues, this will be the largest footprint in the festival’s history.
The Rivoli Theatre is sponsored by the Greater Cedarburg Foundation, Chris and Rick Lane, Ozaukee Bank’s Gift’s: A Fund Supporting Cedarburg…Now and Forever, and Mary-Kay Bourbulas and Greg Zimmerschied. The Broadway Theatre Center is sponsored by Joseph Property Development and Jan Serr and John Shannon.
The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival is bound to be an amazing experience and I’m looking forward to covering it here. The additional venues demonstrate the growth of Milwaukee’s film culture and more.