Oriental Theatre hasn’t even re-opened yet, and we already love what Milwaukee Film is doing with the place. The newly-renovated theater and all-around local treasure is scheduled to return on August 10. A couple weeks later, Oriental will host none other than Wu-Tang Clan member, producer, and filmmaker RZA for an incredible, can’t-miss movie event.
On Saturday, August 25, Oriental Theatre will host “RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber.” The event—presented by Milwaukee Film in collaboration with Hip-Hop Week MKE—will bring the legendary rapper to the iconic Milwaukee movie house for a live re-scoring of the 1978 Shaw Brothers kung-fu classic, The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin.
RZA will add Wu-Tang Clan’s extensive catalog and his own artistic influence to the entirety of the beloved martial arts movie. At this point, this is the only RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber show scheduled in the Midwest.
Tickets to the 9:30 p.m. blend of music, movies, and martial arts are $36. They go on sale at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Holy shit.