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1919 Cinema Centennial

— A 100 Year Film Festival — When you sit in a darkened theater with a bunch of strangers, an unspoken bond forms as each individual becomes emotionally invested in the images flickering across t... READ MORE

Runtime: 125 mins

Format: DCP


A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019Twelve years after a baby alligator is flushed down the toilet, it balloons to mammoth size in the sewer system (thanks to a diet of hormonally enhanced animals impr... READ MORE

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: 35mm

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019After a surprise phone call interrupts his daily workout, beefy body builder Naoto agrees to meet his photojournalist ex-girlfriend to help with her research on haun... READ MORE

Directed by: Shinichi Fukazawa

Runtime: 62 mins


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019This “Valley Girl victimizing Vampires” extravaganza was made a full five years before it was adapted into the decade defining TV series, and stars Kristy Swanson, a... READ MORE

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: DCP

Dog Soldiers

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | ***Due to a family emergency, Neil Marshall will no longer be in attendance***A group of commandos on a routine military exercise in Scotland wind up fi... READ MORE

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

An Evening with Adam Rippon

CLICK HERE to Purchase TicketsOlympic figure skater, "Dancing with the Stars" Champion, and all-around Amazement Adam Rippon joins us for an on-stage conversation.Meet Former Olympic figure skater and... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Event Horizon

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019The year is 2047, seven years after the mysterious disappearance of experimental starship Event Horizon. After receiving a distress call from the edge of the solar s... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: 35mm

First Love

FIRST LOVE is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in l... READ MORE

Directed by: Takashi Miike

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: DCP

The Fly II

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019Dr. Seth Brundle is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin. Infected w... READ MORE

Directed by: Chris Walas

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

Greener Grass

***Free Admission for Music Box Members***GREENER GRASS is a deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate... READ MORE

Directed by: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

Halloween II

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019John Carpenter's Halloween scared the living daylights out of 25 million people and set a precedent in smashing box office records for a horror film. But the nightma... READ MORE

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: 35mm

Hocus Pocus

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Al... READ MORE

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: 35mm

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

**Both Screenings SOLD OUT**Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to CHICAGO to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT. The New Jersey stoner icons who fi... READ MORE

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Runtime: 120 mins

Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing

Presented by the Chicago Film Society | CLICK HERE to Purchase TicketsBelieve it or not, Robert Altman once wound up directing an episode of the PBS culture-vulture staple Great Performances. JAZ... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Altman

Runtime: 72 mins

Format: 35mm


*WINNER - Best Film - Venice Film Festival 2019*Director Todd Phillips' original, standalone origin story JOKER explores the world of—and according to—Arthur Fleck. Indelibly portrayed by Joaquin... READ MORE

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Runtime: 122 mins

Format: DCP

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Director John Hancock in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&ASpoken in somber voiceover by the titular Jessica (Zohra Lampert), these cryptic words are the fir... READ MORE

Directed by: John Hancock

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: 16mm

The Man Who Laughs

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Featuring a Live Musical Score by Maxx McGatheyTHE MAN WHO LAUGHS is a macabre tale of one man's torturous struggle for love, brought to life with nightmaris... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Leni

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: 35mm

Music Box of Horrors - Half Marathon

Saturday, October 19th 11:45pm to Sunday, October 20th 12pmJoin us for a half version of THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS, starting with EVENT HORIZON at 11:45pm. Admission begins at roughly 11:30pmPRICING:Ge... READ MORE

Runtime: 360 mins

Office Killer

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 Mousy copy editor Dorine Douglas, played with frightening abandon by Carol Kane, begins violently picking off her officemates after being mistreated and d... READ MORE

Directed by: Cindy Sherman

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: 35mm

REEL ROCK 14 Chicago

CLICK HERE to Purchase TicketsThe REEL ROCK Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this fall with a new collection of world premiere films. In The High Road, the powerfu... READ MORE

Runtime: 150 mins

Format: DCP


A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Filmmakers Personal 35mm Print!On Halloween night, two men, born by chance on the same day, die suddenly at the same time. Miraculously, one is revived, now... READ MORE

Directed by: Guy Magar

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: 35mm


Imported 35mm PrintOne of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic lands... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Runtime: 163 mins

Format: 35mm

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 Man and machine feel the urge to merge in Tsukamoto’s utterly indescribable midnight movie madness, a body horror running-of-the-gauntlet which centers on an a... READ MORE

Directed by: Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: DCP