Music Box Theatre - Reopening Update

The Music Box Theatre has reopened for public screenings in compliance with guidelines provided by the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago. We're extremely excited to welcome you back!


Theatre Procedures

-Masks will be required for entry and at all times while in the building.  Once seated in the auditorium/Lounge, masks may only be removed while eating or drinking.

-Please do not enter the Music Box Theatre if you are experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms.


How We're Keeping You Safe

-All staff will wear gloves and masks for the duration of their shifts

-Social distancing markers placed at our Concession Stand and Bar Area

-All Popcorn & Soda refills will be given a new container instead of using the original

-Plexiglass dividers at all points of sale

-Reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in both theaters. The Main Theater will seat 100 patrons and the Screening Room will seat 15 patrons. Starting May 28th, the Main Theater will increase capacity to 175 patrons. Starting June 11th, the Main Theater will increase capacity to 250 patrons. 

-Reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in the Lounge & Garden. 

-Ushers present in both theaters to assist with social distance seating

-Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces

-Restrooms to be cleaned every half hour, and right before & after seating opens up for each showtime.

-Seats and armrests to be cleaned between each movie screening

-Staggered movie start times to encouraged social distancing


Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to offering you the safest and cleanest movie-going experience possible. We'll see you at the movies! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604