Upcoming Special Events

Meru Opening Weekend, with Filmmaker Q&As!

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Fri 4 Sep, 7:20pm

Meru Opening Weekend, with Filmmaker Q&As!

directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin in English starring Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk (2015)

From Music Box Films, celebrate opening weekend of Meru with a special screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker!
Director Jimmy Chin will participate in Q&As after the 7:20pm screening on Friday, Sept 4th, and 5pm screening on Saturday, Sept 5th.

“MERU is an engaging and cumulatively exhilarating debut” —The Hollywood Reporter

Queen of Earth, featuring Q&As with Director Alex Ross Perry

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Sat 5 Sep, 7:00pm

Queen of Earth, featuring Q&As with Director Alex Ross Perry

directed by Alex Ross Perry in English starring Elisabeth Moss, Patrick Fugit, Katherine Waterston (2015)

Director Alex Ross Perry joins us for Opening Weekend of his new film Queen of Earth. On Saturday, Sept 5th, Perry will participate in Q&As after the 7:00pm & 9:30pm screenings.
The 7:00pm Q&A will be moderated by Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Digging For Fire, Drinking Buddies).
The 9:30pm Q&A will be moderated by Steve Prokopy of Ain’t It Cool News.

“Moss traverses an astonishing range of emotions, from bliss to complete mental disintegration. She is a fascination to watch.” —The Hollywood Reporter

<cite>Female Trouble</cite> hosted by drag superstar Lucy Stoole

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Sat 5 Sep, midnight

Female Trouble hosted by drag superstar Lucy Stoole [35mm]

directed by John Waters in English starring Divine (1974)

Saturday, Sept 5th Only
Join us for a special, one night only event with the camp classic, Female Trouble hosted by drag superstar, Lucy Stoole! There will be drinks, costumes, prizes and a cocktail party hosted in the Music Box Lounge & Garden. Dress in your best ugly drag, from Divine, to John Waters, to your very own criminal creation, and compete to win fabulous prizes! Live performance with Lucy Stoole and costume contest start at midnight in the main theatre.

This will be unlike any midnight movie you’ve ever seen before. Bring the sin back to the cinema and join us at the Music Box for this once in a lifetime event.

Pre-show reception kicks off in the Music Box Lounge and Garden at 10pm, with the film and live performance at Midnight!

NT Live 2015

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Sun 6 Sep – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2015

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

Meet The Patels - Opening Night with The Patels in-person!

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Fri 11 Sep, 7:20pm

Meet The Patels - Opening Night with The Patels in-person!

directed by Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel in English (2014)

Celebrate opening weekend of Meet The Patels by meeting the Patels! A Q&A with Vasant Patel and Champa Patel will take place after the Friday 7:20pm & 9:45pm screenings.

“Sharp and riotously funny.” —Variety

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

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Sat 12 Sep

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!

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

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Sun 20 Sep

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!

Slate Culturefest Live!

Tue 22 Sep, 7:30pm

Slate Culturefest Live!

Slate is bringing the Culture Gabfest, its wildly popular weekly podcast, to Chicago for the first time.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

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Wed 23 Sep, 7:00pm

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

directed by Takahiko Kyogoku in Japanese starring Emi Nitta, Yoshino Nanjo, Aya Uchida (2015)

One Night Only!

<cite>Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes</cite>

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Wed 23 Sep, 9:30pm

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

directed by Kahlil Joseph in English (2015)

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Reflektor.

Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two

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Wed 30 Sep – Wed 28 Oct

Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two

Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two is the upcoming live-action feature film from Studio Toho and acclaimed Japanese Director Shinji Higuchi, set to be released in two feature-length movies beginning September 30, 2015.

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival
Thu 15 Oct

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival

Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you.

Welcome To Night Vale Live Tour

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Fri 23 Oct, 7:30pm

Welcome To Night Vale Live Tour

The Music Box hosts Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale, in discussion of their debut novel. Featuring a Q&A and book signing.

Music Box of Horrors 2015
Sat 24  – Sun 25 Oct

Music Box of Horrors 2015

The Music Box of Horrors returns on Saturday, October 24th at Noon! Our annual 24-hour marathon is going to be better than ever, with horror films ranging from classic to grotesque to spine-chilling to fan favorites to underseen oddities, all presented in the finest 35mm and digital projection. Plus, special guests, one-of-a-kind presentations, vendors, and a few surprises!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR PASS FOR THE 2015 MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS

Blue Sky: “Find a Way” with World-Record Swimmer Diana Nyad

Wed 4 Nov, 6:30pm

Blue Sky: “Find a Way” with World-Record Swimmer Diana Nyad

Featuring an audience Q&A and book-signing

Diana Nyad’s book “Find a Way” chronicles the triumphs, trials and lessons she and her team faced in her world record-setting swim from Cuba to Miami in 2013. Nyad will be joined by Blue Sky reporter Amina Elahi for a discussion about her book at Chicago’s iconic Music Box Theatre. Nyad’s achievements in and out of the water required vision, perseverance, teamwork and leadership. Anyone striving to reach a big goal — from entrepreneurs to weekend warriors — will want to hear her story.

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