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Milwaukee, WI: Landmark Downer Theatre Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 11:09 AM. Last Updated on Friday, December 11th, 2015 1:35 PM


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Landmark Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo Copyright 2014 SVJ Designs, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Landmark Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month with a showing of the 1921 movie, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

The theater opened December 3, 1915 and has been operated by Landmark Theatres since 1989 (the company also operates the historic Landmark Oriental Theatre nearby). Originally a single-screen theater, it was twinned in 1990, resulting in two smallish screens in narrow rooms. Our last visit in May 2014 for a showing of Fed Up was enjoyable. We had a quick lunch at a nearby restaurant beforehand, and then visited the Boswell Book Company bookstore nearby, proving that the moviegoing experience isn't all about just the movie.

The theater tends to show more arthouse fare than mainstream movies. They are currently showing Spotlight and Trumbo, both of which are showing on less than 1,000 screens nationwide, but are getting good reviews from critics (view showtimes).

If you have an opportunity, stop in and see a movie at the Downer Theatre. It's a pleasant change of pace from the multiplex!

For more photos of the Landmark Downer Theatre, please visit the Photo Gallery page.

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