Perf. Arts

Times Cinema added to venues for Milwaukee Film Festival



By TimeOut Staff

July 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE - The Times Cinema has been added to the list of Milwaukee Film Festival venues for this year.  

The Times Cinema joins the Landmark Oriental Theatre, the Landmark Downer Theatre and the Fox Bay Cinema Grill as part of the group.  

The Times Cinema, 5906 W. Vliet St., is part of the Neighborhood Theater Group, which operates the Rosebud Cinema and is restoring the Avalon Theater in Bay View.  

Located in the historic Washington Heights neighborhood, the Times Cinema has been an important part of the community since 1935. Owner Lee Barczak reopened the theater on Dec. 26, 2012, and has since fostered its growth, screening new releases, classics and the occasional cult film.  

I am thrilled that we can partner with the Milwaukee Film Festival and bring the wonderful films that Milwaukee enjoys to the west side neighborhood of Washington Heights. It has always been my dream to be a part of this and expand the opportunities for the festival and all of us who love movies, Barczak said in a release.  

Additionally, Milwaukee Films campaign artwork was created by Cathy Brautigam of Lone Shoe Graphics and Milwaukee-based freelance photographer Kat Schleicher.  

The 2014 festival campaign art is featured on the newly designed Milwaukee Film website, which launched July 14. It can be found at  

The festival will run from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9.