Milwaukee Film
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Adds Bay View’s Avalon Theater

6-packs and festival passes now on sale with discounts of up to 40% off festival public pricing

By - May 14th, 2015 10:11 am
The Avalon

The Avalon

MILWAUKEE – Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Milwaukee Film announced today the addition of the newly renovated Avalon Theater to the 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Avalon Theater will join the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Times Cinema, and Fox-Bay Cinema Grill for the 2015 festival (September 24 – October 8), marking the first time in the Festival’s history that it has operated in five different cinemas.

“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,” says Artistic and Executive Director Jonathan Jackson. “The Bay View community has long been a strong supporter of the Festival and we’re excited to bring films directly into their neighborhood at the gorgeously renovated Avalon.”

After being closed for nearly 15 years, the Avalon Theater re-opened in 2014 to reveal the astounding results of a two million-dollar renovation. Originally built in 1929, new owner Lee Barczak

The Avalon Atmospheric Theater and Lounge is located at 2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

In addition, beginning today, festival passes and ticket 6-packs for the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival are on sale. This first wave of ticket sales will feature the lowest prices of the year and are available exclusively through

From now through June 11, 2015, Milwaukee Film Members will be able to purchase festival passes for $300 (40% off the $500 festival public price, $100 off the festival Member price) and ticket 6-packs for $45 (38% off the $72 festival public price, $15 off the festival Member price). The general public can purchase passes for $450 ($50 off festival public price) and ticket 6-packs for $60 ($10 off festival public price) now. Pass and ticket package discounts will decrease as the festival approaches. Anyone interested in receiving the best value possible on passes and ticket packages can become a Milwaukee Film Member by visiting today.

Ticket packages will be available exclusively online until the official Milwaukee Film Festival box office opens on September 9 for Milwaukee Film Members and September 10 for the general public. Then, and only then, will tickets for individual screenings be available on our website, in person, or by phone.

The 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival runs September 24 – October 8. The complete price breakdown and timeline for festival passes and ticket packages are as follows:


A FESTIVAL PASS entitles you to:

Admission to ALL screenings, including Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Film, and Closing Night Film, plus admission to the Opening Night Party. Passholders arriving at the theatre at least 30 minutes before show time can enter without waiting in ticket-holder lines.

A 6-PACK entitles you to:

Six (6) vouchers, which can be exchanged for actual tickets to regular festival screenings valued at $12 or less, depending on individual ticket availability. This does not include the Opening Night Party, Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Film, or Closing Night Film.

Thursday, May 14 – Thursday, June 11
$300 (Milwaukee Film Members)
$450 (General Public)

$45 (Milwaukee Film Members) $60 (General Public)

Friday, June 12 – Thursday, July 23
$332 (Milwaukee Film Members) $465 (General Public)

$48 (Milwaukee Film Members) $63 (General Public)

Friday, July 24 – Monday, September 7
$360 (Milwaukee Film Members)
$485 (General Public)

$51 (Milwaukee Film Members) $66 (General Public)

Wednesday, September 9 (Members) & Thursday, September 10 (General Public) through the festival
$400 (Milwaukee Film Members)

$500 (General Public)

$12 – Adults (General Public)
$11 – Students/Seniors
$10 – Milwaukee Film Members
$6 – Children
$25 – Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Film, and Closing Night Film
$20 – Milwaukee Film Member Price for Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Film, and Closing Night Film

For more information, visit

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.

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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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