Today in Milwaukee-movie-theater-shakeup news, the venerable Times Cinema (5906 W. Vliet St.) announced that, going forward, it will be “utilizing the venue to hold special public or private events in place of regularly scheduled repertory films.” In other words, one-off special events like WMSE’s monthly Friday Night Freak Show are still on, but regular screenings of new or old films are off.
“We wanted to provide an update on the Times Cinema,” reads a social media post. “We are doing some shifting with programming at the Times Cinema. Going forward, we will be utilizing the venue to hold special public or private events in place of regularly scheduled repertory films. To everyone who has come to the Times, THANK YOU for your support and patience. In this adjustment, we hope to bring you great events that you’ll want to come to be part of!”
WMSE’s next Friday Night Freak Show, a screening of Krush Groove, is set for February 16. Screenings of Goodfellas and Cry-Baby are also still on the Times’ schedule.
The Times Cinema opened in 1935. It is currently owned by the Neighborhood Theater Group, which also owns the Avalon Theater and the Rosebud. (Our screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is still set for February 28 at the Avalon!)