2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday
Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party
MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, announces the opening of its Festival Box Office this Thursday. Beginning on September 8, the general public may purchase tickets to individual films online, in person at the Landmark Oriental Theatre Box Office, and by phone. Milwaukee Film Members can access the box office one day earlier, on September 7.
Last year’s Milwaukee Film Festival experienced a record 77 sold-out screenings. Anticipating even larger crowds, Milwaukee Film highly encourages festivalgoers to purchase tickets well in advance and for ticketholders to arrive 30 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 will also be available for purchase on Thursday, though admission is complimentary for passholders and patrons with a ticket to the Opening Night Film, Life, Animated. The party will feature food, music, drinks, and dancing. Musical act New Age Narcissism (The Milwaukee Music Video Show, MFF2016) will perform at 9:30 PM.
For more information about 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival events, visit mkefilm.org/events.
Box Office Locations, Hours, and Dates
ONLINE (September 7 for Milwaukee Film Members, September 8 for the general public through October 6)
Note: A $0.25 cent per ticket surcharge applies to all online orders.
Landmark Oriental Theatre (September 7 for Milwaukee Film Members, September 8 for general public through October 6)
2230 N. Farwell Avenue
Pre-Festival Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday I 4 PM – 8 PM
Saturday – Sunday I Noon – 8 PM
Festival Box Office Hours
Each festival box office opens one hour before its venue’s first show of the day and closes 20 minutes after the last screening starts.
Avalon Theater (September 23 through October 6)
2473 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
Landmark Downer Theatre (September 23 through October 6)
2589 N. Downer Avenue
Fox-Bay Cinema Grill (September 23 through October 6)
334 E. Silver Spring Drive
Times Cinema (September 23 through October 6)
5906 W. Vliet Street
BY PHONE (September 7 for Milwaukee Film Members, September 8 for the general public through October 6)
414-755-1965, Noon – 6 PM, 7 days a week
Note: A $3.00 per order surcharge applies to all phone sales.
Opening Night Party
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9 PM – 11:30 PM at UWM Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Building (1925 E. Kenilworth Place)
FREE to Opening Night Film ticketholders (ticket stub must be presented at the door)
FREE to 2016 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 I Stamm Technologies I Heiser Lincoln I Neroli Salon & Spa I BelAir Cantina I Lowlands Group I Badger Liquor I Good City Brewing I WMSE 91.7FM I 88Nine Radio Milwaukee I Dori Zori I SAVOR Milwaukee
About Milwaukee Film
Milwaukee Film is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. In addition to our annual 15-day Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee Film provides a number of year-round opportunities for film lovers, filmmakers, and educators. For more information, visit us online:
mkefilm.org | facebook.com/MilwaukeeFilm | Twitter: @mkefilm | Instagram: @mkefilm
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; 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; Michael J. Koss Jr.; 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; John Ridley; Joseph A. Rock; Lacey Sadoff; Dave Stamm; Julia Taylor; John Utz. Emeritus members: Tom Barrett, Jacqueline Strayer.
Press Releases by Milwaukee Film
Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman
Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere
Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker
58 locally-made films to be presented; $12,500 to be awarded in juried prizes
Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema
Programs include feature-length sports documentaries and American independent fiction films