Milwaukee Film Festival Releases 2023 Schedule


Get your popcorn ready! The Milwaukee Film Festival officially released its schedule for 2023. Whether you’re a movie buff, a festival fanatic, or a casual fan of spectacular events, the Milwaukee Film Festival has just the thing for you! Practice your red carpet walk at film premieres, see critically acclaimed future award-winners, and discover instant fan favorites on the silver screen of the fest’s incredible venues.


This spring, the marquee of three theaters will light up with the words, “2023 Milwaukee Film Festival.” The hub for the fest will be the hallowed halls of the magnificently renovated Oriental Theatre. Marvel at the incredible craftsmanship that has built the Oriental Theatre into one of Milwaukee’s most storied movie houses (Bonus points if you can count the number of elephants hidden around the theatre).

Reach for the stars at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater. In the seating area, stare at the twinkling starry constellations of the venue’s ceiling. The nearly century-old Mediterranean Revival-style building on Kinnickinnick Ave. in Bay View is the last standing atmospheric theater in the city.

On the border of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, The Times Cinema is one of the few remaining venues in the country to feature a single screen. The bright marquee lights of the recently remodeled theater will display Milwaukee Film Festival titles for the second consecutive year since the fest returned from the pandemic.


Start planning your festival film picks today! The entire Milwaukee Film Festival lineup is now available! Explore the digital festival guide and map out your fest plan.

Check out the Digital Program


The best way to catch all the cinematic moments, suspenseful reveals, and sidesplitting comedy is with a Milwaukee Film membership. In addition to showing your support for a local cultural institution, Festival Fan members receive discounts on concessions and festival merchandise, early access and the best prices on Milwaukee Film Festival passes and tickets, and so much more.

Secure Your Membership Today!  

While single-show tickets are not available quite yet, 6-packs, 10-packs, and All-Access passes are on sale now! Get tickets to your most anticipated films at a great value.

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Article originally published on 4/6/2023