The ‘Easter eggs’ hidden in the Oriental Theater

The ‘Easter eggs’ hidden in the Oriental Theater

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See if you can spot George Harrison's face in the carpet...seriously

Now that the Oriental Theater has reopened after weeks of renovation, OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo and I are talking about the city’s only continuously operating “movie palace” this week on Urban Spelunking.

Photo: OnMilwaukee.com

What’s new? What’s the same? Can I finally go to the bathroom downstairs?

Tanzilo answers all these questions in a special edition of his weekly column, focused entirely on Milwaukee’s favorite movie theater.

He uncovered original plans from the theater’s construction and he found a bunch of little quirks in the architecture — including the visage of George Harrison allegedly imprinted in the carpet fabric.

Was it intentional? Was it divine? Can we ever really know?

Photo: OnMilwaukee.com

In the podcast above, we also talk about the technical upgrades at The Oriental, now under the long-term operation of Milwaukee Film and the future of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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