Milwaukee Film Festival to screen films at Avalon Theater

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:34 am

As Milwaukee Film continues to grow its annual Milwaukee Film Festival, it has secured the recently renovated Avalon Theater as an additional venue for festival screenings.

The 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 through Oct. 8, will mark the first time that the festival will roll out in five different cinemas. The festival turns 7 years old this fall.

The film festival’s other venues are the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Down Theatre, Times Cinema, and Fox-Bay Cinema Grill.

The Avalon Theater, located at 2573 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, stood vacant for nearly 15 years before reopening last year following a $2 million dollar renovation project. Owner Lee Barczak, who also owns the times Cinema and Rosebud Theater, worked to bring the theater back to its original form, restoring its historical elements while also outfitting the venue with modern amenities such as comfortable seating and a full-service lounge and bar. The theater dates back to 1929.

“At Milwaukee Film, our mission is really to celebrate not only film, but also our amazing city, and so we’re thrilled to have another historic Milwaukee theater involved,” Jonathan Jackson, artistic and executive director of Milwaukee Film said in an announcement.

Milwaukee Film has also kicked off sales for its 2015 festival passes and ticket six-packs. Current prices are the lowest the organization will offer all year. Now through June 11, Milwaukee Film members will be able to buy festival passes for $300 and ticket six-packs for $45. Passes for the general public cost $450, and ticket six-packs are available for $60. Passes and tickets can be purchased at www.mkefilm.org/tickets.

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