Since 1972, the Union Cinema has been providing UWM and the local community with a diverse, entertaining, and intellectually engaging film and video program. During the academic year, the Union Cinema offers first-run foreign, domestic, documentary and experimental films, as well as “cinema classics” from all over the world. The Cinema strives to help develop a broader understanding and appreciation of the universal language of film and is a vital and unique venue for film and video.


  • All films and events are always free for Union Cinema members and ALL UWM STUDENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY MEMBERS!
  • Anyone can purchase a membership at the Union Cinema on nights when we’re open. For more information, please visit our Membership Page.
  • For non-members, films not marked as free are $5 per ticket.


You can reach the following staff at the emails below:

  • Programmer – Matt Feldman – uc-program@uwm.edu
  • Operations Manager – uc-operations@uwm.edu
  • Marketing Coordinators – Juan Escutia-Arreola and Bowman Simon – cinema@uwm.edu

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Student Union: 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Cinema: 2nd Floor of the Union, east end of the building
Office: Union 371


Our hours of operation vary day to day depending on which films and how many films are showing.
We are typically open Tuesdays – Fridays starting at 6:30pm and Saturdays starting at 4:30pm.
These hours can change day to day, however, so to see if we are open on any particular day, and at what time we are open that day, please visit our calendar and view our list of upcoming films.


  • Street-level parking is available near the Student Union along E. Kenwood Blvd. and N. Maryland Ave.
  • Parking is available below the Student Union in the Student Union Parking Garage.
  • For all current parking rates, please visit the UWM Parking and Transit webpage.

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