Upcoming Special Events

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents Shut Up and Play The Hits

Wed 6 Jul, 7:30pm

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents Shut Up and Play The Hits

directed by Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace in English starring LCD Soundsystem (2012)

Join 93XRT & Goose Island Brewing for the “Music In Motion” Film Series!

We’re celebrating LCD Soundsystem’s first Chicago show performance in 5 years by showing Shut Up and Play the Hits!

Second Saturday Silent Cinema: The Kid Brother

Sat 9 Jul, 12:00pm

Second Saturday Silent Cinema: The Kid Brother

directed by Ted Wilde & J.A. Howe starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James (1927)

This classic Harold Lloyd comedy features a live musical score on the famous Music Box organ by Dennis Scott, Music Box House Organist.

Mon 11 Jul, 8:00pm

Trivial Filmmaker in the Music Box Lounge

Chicago’s film industry trivia night about the art and craft of making movies.

8pm Monday Nights at the Music Box Lounge starting June 13th.

Cinema Slapdown
Wed 15 Jun – Wed 10 Aug

Cinema Slapdown

Starting its tenth year, Columbia College Chicago’s Cinema Slapdown is a unique screening series that has achieved cult status. A wildly entertaining hybrid of film discussion, knockdown, drag out debate and audience interaction, Cinema Slapdown believes that all films can be passionately argued.

Sneak Preview of DON’T THINK TWICE with Mike Birbiglia in person!

Thu 14 Jul, 7:30pm

Sneak Preview of DON’T THINK TWICE with Mike Birbiglia in person!

directed by Mike Birbiglia in English starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard (2016)

Writer, director and actor Mike Birbiglia visits the Music Box for a special advance screening of his new film Don’t Think Twice, followed by an audience Q&A.

This screening is SOLD OUT

“Genuinely Sharp, Funny, and Bracingly Honest.” —Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

The 2016 Chicago French Film Festival
Fri 22  – Thu 28 Jul

The 2016 Chicago French Film Festival

Vive le cinema!

The 6th annual Chicago French Film Festival comes to the Music Box Theatre, July 22nd – July 28th 2016, celebrating the best in recent French cinema.

A Special Opening Night Reception will be held in the Music Box Lounge & Garden for Festival Passholders. Get your pass today & join us for the festivities!

“Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good.” —The Hollywood Reporter

DON’T THINK TWICE - Opening Weekend with Ira Glass in person!
Sat 30  – Sun 31 Jul

DON’T THINK TWICE - Opening Weekend with Ira Glass in person!

Producer Ira Glass (Host of NPR’s This American Life) returns to the Music Box for opening weekend of his new film Don’t Think Twice, written, directed by, and starring Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me). Featuring an audience Q&A.

Mr. Glass will appear at 4 screenings on Saturday, July 30th, as well as the 2pm screening on Sunday, July 31st.

Is It Still Funny? with Mark Caro
Wed 3 Aug – Thu 8 Sep

Is It Still Funny? with Mark Caro

They say tragedy plus time equals comedy, but what does comedy plus time equal? Chicago film/entertainment writer Mark Caro will put supposedly timeless comedy to the test each week and then lead a post-screening discussion so we can all deliver the verdict: “Is It Still Funny?”

The Bad News Bears: 40th Anniversary

Mon 8 Aug, 7:00pm

The Bad News Bears: 40th Anniversary [35mm]

directed by Michael Ritchie in English starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Hayley (1976)

Author Dan Epstein, author of the acclaimed books Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76, and Big Hair and Plastic Grass: Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s, hosts a special screening celebrating the ultimate underdogs, The Bad News Bears.

Co-hosted by Nick Digilio, Movie Critic on WGN Radio

“Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the [1976]'s funniest movie.” —TIME

Second Saturday Silent Cinema: The Docks of New York

Sat 13 Aug, 12:00pm

Second Saturday Silent Cinema: The Docks of New York [35mm]

directed by Josef Von Sternbeg starring George Bancroft, Betty Compson (1928)

Josef von Sternberg’s blue-collar romance on the big screen. Featuring a live musical score on the famous Music Box organ by Dennis Scott, Music Box House Organist.

“Exceptionally good motion picture entertainment.” —New York Times

Noir City: Chicago 8
Fri 19  – Thu 25 Aug

Noir City: Chicago 8

Noir City: Chicago returns to the Music Box for the 8th great year, as the Film Noir Foundation presents a festival that combines extraordinary rarities with revivals of recognized classics!

Dog Film Festival
Sun 11 Sep

Dog Film Festival

The World’s First Film Festival entirely for, by and about dogs and their people!

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Wed 28 Sep, 7:30pm

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

directed by Sam Jones in English starring Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach (2002)

Join 93XRT & Goose Island Brewing for the “Music In Motion” Film Series!

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco documents the band while they working on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

“An exciting and involving rock music doc, a smart and satisfying look inside that tumultuous world.” —Los Angeles Times

Music Box of Horrors 2016
Sat 15  – Sun 16 Oct

Music Box of Horrors 2016

The Music Box of Horrors creeps back to Chicago on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at Noon! Our annual 24-hour marathon of frightening flicks is one of the highlights of our year, a day of scares & surprises where only the strong survive.

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents The Last Waltz

Wed 16 Nov, 7:00pm

XRT/Goose Island Music in Motion Film Series presents The Last Waltz

directed by Martin Scorsese in English starring The Band, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris (1978)

Join 93XRT & Goose Island Brewing for the “Music In Motion” Film Series!

We’re capping off this year’s series by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Band’s classic performance at Winterland Ballrooom on Thanksgiving Day in 1976!

“The greatest rock concert movie ever made — and maybe the best rock movie, period.” —Chicago Tribune

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