2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open
Opening Night Party melds film and community with audience, donors and sponsors
MILWAUKEE – Thursday, September 10, 2015 – The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, announces the opening of its festival Box Office. Beginning today, the general public may purchase tickets to individual films online, in person at the Landmark Oriental Theatre Box Office and by phone. Patrons may also search for films by name or keyword, view films by program, sort by show times and view trailers using the online film guide.
Last year’s Milwaukee Film Festival experienced a record 64 sold-out screenings. Anticipating even larger crowds, Milwaukee Film highly encourages festival goers to purchase tickets well in advance and for ticketholders to arrive thirty minutes prior to showtime to guarantee seating. Beginning 15 minutes before each film, empty seats will be sold to patrons in the rush ticket line. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for the Opening Night Party are also available for purchase now, though admission is complimentary for passholders and patrons with a ticket to the Opening Night Film, Youth. The party will feature food, music, drinks and dancing. Headline performances include the Florentine Opera Company at 9:45pm and Tigernite at 10:30pm.
“We’re thrilled to be back at UWM’s Kenilworth Square East this year for a multi-floor experience featuring live music, a beauty bar, film trailers, bites and beverages courtesy of our wonderful sponsors. Our Opening Night Party is the ultimate event to to kick-off the festival and celebrate with the community,” explains Jessica Bursi, Development Director at Milwaukee Film.
Opening Night Party:
Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 9:00pm – 11:30pm at Kenilworth Square East (1925 E. Kenilworth Place)
FREE to Opening Night Film ticket holders (ticket stub must be presented at the door)
FREE to 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival passholders
$13 for Milwaukee Film Members / $15 for the general public
A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. No student or senior discounts available.
Opening Night Party brought to you by:
UWM Peck School of the Arts | Stamm Technologies | Neroli Salon & Spa | BelAir Cantina | Lowlands Group Grand Cafes | T. Best Kettle Corn Co. | Badger Liquor | WMSE 91.7FM | 88NINE Radio Milwaukee | Florentine Opera Company | Crispin Cider Co. | Faux Eyes | Dori Zori
Online at mkefilm.org
Note: A $0.25 cent per ticket surcharge applies to all online orders.
In Person at the Festival Box Office located in the Landmark Oriental Theatre (2230 N. Farwell Avenue)
Monday – Thursday | 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday – Sunday | Noon to 8:30pm
By Phone at (414) 727-8468, 11:00am – 6:00pm, 7 days a week.
Note: A $2.50 per order surcharge applies to all phone sales.
The 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival runs September 24 – October 8, 2015 at the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Times Cinema and Avalon Theater. Tickets for individual screenings are now available.
About Milwaukee Film
Film can entertain, educate, and empower. It can bring change on levels both intimate and epic. And it’s at its best as a communal viewing experience, with the best possible sound and projection. As a non-profit cultural institution, Milwaukee Film’s mission is to communicate all of this to the city that we love, in a way that is both true and unique to Milwaukee.
Visit mkefilm.org for information on the film festival and the organization, membership, special events, and to sign up for the weekly email newsletter (mkefilm.org/newsletter). Connect with Milwaukee Film on Facebook (facebook.com/MilwaukeeFilm), Twitter (twitter.com/mkefilm), Instagram (instagram.com/mkefilm), and the Milwaukee Film blog (mkefilm.org/news).
The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will be held September 24-October 8, 2015.
About the Milwaukee Film Board of Directors
Milwaukee Film’s independent board is made up of the following members: Chris Abele (Past President); John P. Bania; Donna Baumgartner; Tina Chang; Dr. Robert M. Davis; Michael Drescher; Karen Ellenbecker; Jeff Fitzsimmons; Alexander P. Fraser; Cecelia Gore; Bill Haberman (Past President); Carmen Haberman; Susan Haise; Katie Heil; Patti Keating Kahn; Michael G. Klein; Tracey L. Klein (President); Kenneth C. Krei; Mary Ann LaBahn; Alexander Lasry; Steve Laughlin (Past President); Emilia Layden; Marianne Lubar; Sara Meaney; Steve Mech; Barry Poltermann; Bob Pothier; Joseph A. Rock; Dave Stamm; Julia Taylor; John Utz. Emeritus members: Tom Barrett, Jacqueline Strayer.
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