Black and White CinemaScope Matinees

Fri, Jan 7th, 2022 to Sun, Feb 6th, 2022

Bigger, wider, and now with less color! This winter we’re showing off five stunning examples of one of the most eerily beautiful (and unusual) combinations in cinema, black and white film and anamorphic widescreen. With the artistry of cinematographers such as Conrad Hall, Kazuo Miyagawa, Joseph LaShelle, Irving Glassberg, and James Wong Howe on display these are films meant to be seen on the big screen, with the light and shadow washing over you and our starlit ceiling twinkling overhead.

Movies & Showtimes for
Black and White CinemaScope Matinees

Sat, Jan 8th
In Cold Blood

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sun, Jan 9th
In Cold Blood

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sat, Jan 15th
The Apartment

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sun, Jan 16th
The Apartment

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sat, Jan 22nd
Yojimbo

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sun, Jan 23rd
Yojimbo

11:30AM
BUY TICKETS

Sat, Jan 29th
Yojimbo

Sat, Feb 5th
Hud

Sun, Feb 6th
Hud

The Apartment

A FILM BY: Billy Wilder
STARRING: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Jack Lemmon attempts to climb the corporate ladder by handing out his apartment key to various executives for their extramarital trysts, but the plan backfires when he falls for his boss’s latest girl (Shirley MacLaine). Featuring Fred MacMurray as Lemmon’s heartless boss. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Director and Writing.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1960
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 125 mins
Format: DCP

Hud

A FILM BY: Martin Ritt
WRITTEN BY: Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
STARRING: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

Hard-drinking, arrogant, womanizing Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) lives a self-centered, indolent life supported by his hard-working and morally upstanding father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas), on the family cattle ranch in Texas. Hud's teenage nephew, Lonnie (Brandon de Wilde), blames Hud for the car crash that took the life of his father, Hud's older brother Norman, but shows hints of following in his ne'er-do-well uncle's footsteps when both men pursue family housekeeper Alma (Patricia Neal).

Technical Information

Production Year: 1963
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm

In Cold Blood

A FILM BY: Richard Brooks
WRITTEN BY: Truman Capote (book), Richard Brooks (screenplay)
STARRING: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

In this adaptation of Truman Capote's seminal true-crime novel, ex-convicts Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Richard "Dick" Hickock (Scott Wilson) hatch a plan to rob a wealthy Kansas family, the Clutters. The men enter the Clutter home expecting to find a safe filled with cash, but in fact find no money at all. Enraged, they kill the entire family and flee. While on the run, they face not only the realities of their terrible crime but also their own earthly impermanence.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1967
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 134 mins
Format: DCP

The Tarnished Angels

A FILM BY: Douglas Sirk
WRITTEN BY: William Faulkner (novel "Pylon"), George Zuckerman (screenplay)
STARRING: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Heroic World War I pilot Roger Shumann (Robert Stack) is all but forgotten by the 1930s, but flying is all he knows, so he takes work as an air show stuntman. Roger's job is demeaning, low-paying and dangerous. Perpetually frustrated, he takes his anger out on his gorgeous wife, LaVerne (Dorothy Malone). Journalist Burke Devlin (Rock Hudson) chances upon the once-great pilot at one of his shows and becomes fascinated by Roger's undying devotion to flight -- and by the alluring LaVerne.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1957
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 91 mins
Format: 35mm

Yojimbo

A FILM BY: Akira Kurosawa
WRITTEN BY: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima
STARRING: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Screening Digitally on Saturday, 1/22 & Sunday, 1/23 | Screening on 35mm Saturday, 1/29 at 4:15pm 

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1961
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604