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<cite>RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona</cite>

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

directed by Simon Godwin starring Mark Arends, Michael Marcus

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court, and he most recently directed Strange Interlude at the National Theatre. The production features Mark Arends as Proteus and Michael Marcus as Valentine. Mark recently appeared in Headlong’s 1984, and Michael’s credits include playing Henry Tudor in the BBC series The White Queen. Launce is played by Roger Morlidge, who has just finished appearing in the West End transfer of The Full Monty.

<cite>Morocco</cite>

Morocco

directed by Josef von Sternberg starring Marlene Dietrich

In her first American film, Dietrich established her iconic look as Amy Jolly, the tuxedo-clad cabaret singer with a checkered past, who smooches a woman during a performance. Aboard a ship bound for Morocco, she develops a yen for a restless legionnaire (a very comely Gary Cooper). Von Sternberg conjures a heady exoticism from the desert locale, and caps it off with an unforgettable final shot.

<cite>God Help the Girl</cite>

God Help the Girl

directed by Stuart Murdoch in English starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murrah, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bisset

God Help the Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.

“This debut film by Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch is a slender exercise in self-conscious charm.” —Variety

<cite>Code Black</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, 3:25pm

Code Black

directed by Ryan McGarry in English starring Danny Cheng, Andrew Eads, Jamie Eng

Director Q&A at opening weekend screenings!

Code Black offers a tense, doctor’s-eye view of America’s troubled healthcare system.

“Riveting! Mcgarry has created something that feels personal, vital and revelatory.” —Los Angeles Times

<cite>The Zero Theorem</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, 4:30pm

The Zero Theorem

directed by Terry Gilliam starring Cristoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Matt Damon

Terry Gilliam returns to the realm of dystopic sci-fi with The Zero Theorem starring two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.

<cite>The Notebook</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, 5:05pm

The Notebook

directed by János Szász starring László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár, Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes, Gyöngyver Bognar, Orsolya Tóth

The Notebook, the 2014 Hungarian entry for Best Foreign Language Film to the Academy Awards, is directed by Janos Szasz (Woyzech, The Witman Boys, Opium/Diary of a Madwoman).

Special Announcements

Now you can buy your tickets online!

The Music Box Theatre has developed a new ticketing solution and now tickets can be purchased for most screenings online! As always, you can visit our Showtimes page (by clicking above) and see any upcoming screenings we have scheduled. Generally, the full showtime schedule is published on Wednesdays for the following Friday through Thursday. A partial schedule may be available further in advance for special events.

Meals & Deals

Candyality

3425 N. Southport Avenue (773) 472-7800

Candyality carries thousands of bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, and more. Need M&Ms in 21 colors? We have that! How about your favorite flavor of Jelly Bellys? We carry over 30 flavors! Licorice? We’ve created Chicago’s first licorice bar offering a selection from many corners of the world.

10% off with this coupon and your purchase of $5 or more

Cullen’s Bar and Grill

3741 N. Southport Ave (773) 975-0600

Located on Southport just north of the Music Box Theater, we’ve been a part of Wrigleyville for over 15 years. Stop in for a pint and meet our friendly staff, check out our daily specials and enjoy our great food. There’s always something fun happening at Cullen’s and we look forward to serving you soon!

After your film present your ticket stub and receive a 15% discount off of your check! (After screening only)

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

Bring in your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for a free appetizer for your table!

Deleece Restaurant

3747 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 325-1710

Enjoy our mouthwatering new menu in our beautiful new surroundings. We look forward to seeing you at our new location just a few doors north of the Music Box Theatre.

Show your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for 10% off your meal!

Toons

Bring in your Music Box ticket after the show for 20% off your bill of $20 or more

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!

More Partners

Go Lakeview

The GoLakeview Mobile App is designed to actively promote local business and community events through an easy to navigate, feature rich App. The useful tool for travelers & local residents is available for download on Apple iTunes & Android Market. The App is brought to you by the Lakeview & Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce

Broughton Hotels

Broughton Hotels manages 3 hotels in Chicago: City Suites Hotel, Majestic Hotel, and The Willows Hotel.

Lagunitas Beer

Lagunitas is coming to Chicago! Well, they are already here…. but soon their new brewery, taproom, and restaurant will be open in Pilsen. Until then, grab a beer on your way into a screening at the Music Box Theatre (assuming you are 21 and responsible enough to handle yourself during a screening)

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

Affordable, college-level training with accomplished industry and independent filmmakers.

CustomEyes

773.871.2020 

Custom Eyes has been serving the north side of Chicago since we opened on Southport in 2003. Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of service from the moment you walk through the door.

Mosaic School

Chicago Mosaic School gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.

Music Box Films

A highly acclaimed distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, DVD and television markets in the United States.

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on-Demand.

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

A simple Argentine storefront tucked away at the north end of the hot Southport strip.

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre Productions is firmly committed to providing the Chicago non-profit performing arts community a welcoming shared space to incubate new projects and collaborations by providing high quality and below cost performance, rehearsal, office and reception space supported by a staff of theatre professionals.

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education.

Grayslake Antique Market

Zurko Promotions is committed to providing quality markets and shows for its customers and dealers throughout the Midwest.

Duran

Duran European Sandwiches located in River West

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

I have passion for, dedication to and expertise in Chicago and all that is real estate.

Caged Dames

CAGED DAMES! A new Musical from Hell in a Handbag Productions by David Cerda at Theatre Wit

Basecamp

Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool.

Flaco’s Tacos

Flaco’s Tacos… Fresh. Simple. Super-Tasty.

The Second City Training Center

1608 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60657 312-664-3959. 

Chicago is the world capital of improvisation (improv) and sketch comedy, and The Second City is in the heart of it. For fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers. We offer a variety of classes in the performance arts for students at any level of experience.

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State Street 312.846.2800

For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema.

LM Restaurant Group

703 309 1856

Founded in 2009 by Nicole and Stephan Outrequin Quaisser, LM Restaurant Group is the unifying force behind Bistronomic, Brasserie by LM, Cafe Creme, Troquet River North and LM Catering. What started as a single concept, named after the couple’s two children, Luc and Mary, LM Restaurant Group is now synonymous with authentic French cuisine in Chicago. Each unique concept aims to provide a true French dining experience while showcasing a range of French fare in an approachable way. Additionally, all restaurants offer an array of private dining options guaranteed to make any gathering a success.

Graham School

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies serves as a bridge to a broad local, national, and international community of adult learners who wish to study at one of the best universities in the world.

Chicago Reader Real Deal

Since 1971, the Reader has served as Chicago’s political conscience, cultural guide, and music authority. We have thousands of reviews in our film archives; you can check them out and see what’s streaming on Hulu & Netflix with our Old Movies to Watch Now feature.

The Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theater Chicago, your neighborhood playhouse, is now playing the Tony Award winning AVENUE Q, a gut-bustlingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life.

Special Events

<cite>David Bowie is</cite>

Tickets

Tue 23 Sep

David Bowie is

directed by Hamish Hamilton in English

A one-night-only event to prime David Bowie fans for the upcoming exhibit opening at the MCA!

<cite>The Last Unicorn</cite> Screening Tour with Special Guest Peter S. Beagle

Tickets

Sat 27 Sep

The Last Unicorn Screening Tour with Special Guest Peter S. Beagle

directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr. starring Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Rene Auberjonois, Alan Arkin

  • Peter S. Beagle in person!
  • Book signing
  • Gorgeous digital restoration
  • Costumes encouraged!

The New York Film Critics Series

Tickets

Wed 9 Apr – Wed 31 Dec

The New York Film Critics Series

The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.

The series presents interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.

Nas: Time is Illmatic

Tickets

Thu 2 Oct

Nas: Time is Illmatic

directed by One9 starring Nas, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Jabari "Jungle" Jones

Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ Nas: Time is Illmatic takes us into the heart of his creative process.

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

Tickets

Wed 10 Sep – Thu 1 Jan

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and science behind the silver screen!

Music Box of Horrors 2014

Sat 11 Oct

Music Box of Horrors 2014

The 2014 Music Box of Horrors celebrates 10 years of marathons at the Music Box Theatre! This year will feature the finest in digital and 35mm film projection (In fact the only marathon in town with 35mm capabilities and DIgital Cinema capabilities) food trucks, vendors, and horror films.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

There are lots more details, guests, films, and live performance aspects that will be announced soon. Grab your discounted tickets now before the price goes up!

Unabridged Bookstore presents: An Evening with Alan Cumming

Mon 13 Oct

Unabridged Bookstore presents: An Evening with Alan Cumming

Join us October 13 at 7pm as Unabridged Bookstore hosts Alan Cumming in conversation with former Chicago Magazine editor-in-chief Dick Babcock at the Music Box Theatre.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween 2014

Tickets

Mon 8 Sep – Sun 2 Nov

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween 2014! Join us as we do the Time Warp again! The Film is screened with a cast of actors provided by Midnight Madness who ensure that what’s happening in the audience is just as entertaining as what is on screen.

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

Tickets

Sat 7 Jun – Wed 31 Dec

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

<cite>PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets</cite>

Tickets

Wed 19 Nov

PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

directed by Florian Habicht in English

One night only!

Blog

2014 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

by Dave Jennings, Thu 28 Aug 2014, 1:57pm

For 10 days and two weekends, the 2014 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival will take you on an amazing journey with a wealth of character-driven stories, painterly and cutting-edge animation, and unforgettable award winning films. The first Oscar-qualifying film festival for children and families, the CICFF represents a rare opportunity for Chicagoans to see top award-winning films before anyone else.

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Up Next

<cite>Jimi: All is By My Side</cite>

opens Fri 26 Sep

Jimi: All is By My Side

directed by John Ridley starring André Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman

OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave).

<cite>My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks</cite>

opens Sat 27 Sep

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

directed by Jayson Thiessen, Ishi Rudell

Get ready to shake your tail with Twilight Sparkle and the gang when they return this fall in Rainbow Rocks! Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when a new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrives at CHS, they convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands.

<cite>The Last Unicorn</cite> Screening Tour with Special Guest Peter S. Beagle

Tickets

opens Sun 28 Sep

The Last Unicorn Screening Tour with Special Guest Peter S. Beagle

directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr. starring Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Rene Auberjonois, Alan Arkin

  • Peter S. Beagle in person!
  • Book signing
  • Gorgeous digital restoration
  • Costumes encouraged!

The New York Film Critics Series

Tickets

Wed 9 Apr – Wed 31 Dec

The New York Film Critics Series

The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.

The series presents interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.

 

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