Upcoming Special Events

Los Angeles Plays Itself

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Wed 17 Sep, 7:00pm

Los Angeles Plays Itself

directed by Thom Anderson in English (2003)

One night only! New digital restoration!

“The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Reeling32 presents: <cite>Boy Meets Girl</cite>

Thu 18 Sep, 7:30pm

Reeling32 presents: Boy Meets Girl

directed by Eric Schaeffer in English starring Michelle Hendley, Michael Welch (2014)

This is the opening night presentation of Reeling32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival.

Belle & Sebastian Sing <cite>God Help the Girl</cite>

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Fri 19 Sep, 7:00pm

Belle & Sebastian Sing God Help the Girl

directed by Stuart Murdoch in English starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murrah, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bisset (2014)

Recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 16th, God Help the Girl writer/director Stuart Murdoch is joined by his Belle & Sebastian bandmates to perform songs from the film, as well as the group’s own original music. This pre-taped concert event will be followed by a screening of the new film God Help the Girl.

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

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

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Tue 20 May – Wed 31 Dec

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Picturehouse Cinemas., teaming up to screen productions live from Shakespeare’s home town. The first broadcast was Richard II in November 2013, which was seen by more than 60,000 people.

<cite>David Bowie is</cite>

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Tue 23 Sep, 7:30pm

David Bowie is

directed by Hamish Hamilton in English (2014)

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

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Sat 27 Sep, 8:00pm

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 (1982)

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

The New York Film Critics Series

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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

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Thu 2 Oct, 7:30pm

Nas: Time is Illmatic

directed by One9 starring Nas, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Jabari "Jungle" Jones (2014)

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!

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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, tba

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.

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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, 7:00pm

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

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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

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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>

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Wed 19 Nov, 7:30pm

PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

directed by Florian Habicht in English (2014)

One night only!

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