It’s Friday and today’s post is #7 The Oriental Theatre.
The Oriental is Milwaukee’s only operating movie palaces, certainly the most beautiful and ornate one that has shown movies for 84 years solid. When the Oriental opened on July 2, 1927, it featured 2 minaret towers, three marvleous stained glass chandeliers, 6 larger-than-life Buddhas, several hand drawn murals, 8 porcelain lions, dozens of original draperies, and hundreds of elephants. This is how the papers described the Oriental when it opened and this is how it could be described today!
And tonight I am going to see The Hunger Games. I’ve heard it’s good although I have not read the books yet.