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Tuesday on Lake Effect: History and Future of the Oriental Theater, 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'

Tuesday on Lake Effect

A look at the history and the future of the Oriental Theater, and what Milwaukee Film has planned for the famed space. Then, from movie theaters to movie riffing, Wisconsin native and creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodgson, talks about the new live edition of the show. Plus, he discusses how Milwaukee's local news unwittingly led to his movie riffing career.


  • Jonathan Jackson, Milwaukee Film
  • Dave Luhrssen, arts and entertainment editor, Shepherd Express, and Eric Levin, manager, Oriental Theater
  • Joel Hodgson, creator, Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Ed Makowski, poet