The Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In will once again take over the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In for late shows Sunday-Thursday, and double-features every Friday and Saturday night. This years themes include Nü-Metal Mondays, Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Night Double Features, Rip-Off Saturdays, and Serial Killer Sundays.
With mind-melting visuals and high body counts, this year's lineup is perfectly in line with the Music Box's eclectic taste in horror offerings and events—a combination of audience favorites and rarely screened titles, specialized intros, pre-show content, filmmaker Q&As, nightly trivia with fantastic prizes, and of course, some surprises. Every element will be presented safely & responsibly in the Drive-In setting.
All screenings take place at Chi-Town Movies Drive-In located at 2343 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608. Drive-In Admittance begins 30 minutes prior to the film's listed start time.
No car? No problem! Simply select Row A when making your ticket purchase and come with a chair for you and your friends to watch the movie!
Single Feature - $30 per car / $25 Music Box Members
Double Feature - $40 per car / $35 Music Box Members
***31 Day Passes Not Available***
The year was 1998, and whether you liked it or not, nü metal was taking over the globe. Teenagers everywhere found teeth-clenching solace in the melodramatic, self-loathing, nihilistic, impossibly heavy cornucopia flaying their ears, and it didn't take long for this sickness to spread to the silver screen. Every Monday in October we celebrate a nü metal-inspired horror film, as we take one step closer to the edge and embrace that people = shit.
Whether they come as shambling corpses, seductive aristocrats, or blood-crazed predators, vampires hold a powerful place in the collective nightmares of cultures around the world. Every Thursday in October, the Music Box of Horrors presents a different cinematic take on vampire lore, with undead bloodsuckers that are sexy, silly, scary, or a combination of the three.
Friday Night Double Features
There's only one thing better than watching a horror classic on the big screen, and that’s watching a blatant, unauthorized rip-off immediately afterwards! On Saturdays, we offer up the heavy hitters you know and love, and then give you the chance to stick around and watch some mind-melting, unhinged insanity! With everything from Anglo-Italian exorcisms to Bollywood Deadites, we gleefully invite you to expand your mind with the rip-offs you didn't know you needed!
Serial Killer Sundays
Human beings have always been obsessed with the darker facets of our species, passing down harrowing tales of disturbed minds and body counts since the birth of storytelling. Every high and holy day in October, we invite you to join us for Serial Killer Sundays, featuring some of the most marrow-chilling chronicles of the scariest monsters of them all: people.
Windy City Double Feature Picture Show Presents: Hammer Horror Double Feature
Hosted by Adam Carston and Mike Vanderbilt, Windy City Double Feature Picture Show is a bi-weekly podcast that celebrates Chicago’s rich moviegoing past by exploring historic double features that screened in The Loop, neighborhoods, drive-ins, or suburban theaters. Each episode is a deep dive into the movies and the theaters that screened them, examining local news, national trends, popular culture, and what else was playing around town. It’s like a cinematic time machine!
Lunchmeat & Strange Tapes Present: VIDEO BRAIN BLENDER
A cranium-cracking concoction of VHS era insanity that explores the depths of home camcorder obscurity and video store oddities! Featuring the work of filmmakers Mike Savino and Mark Veau, with a rewind-radical warm-up from STRANGE TAPES!
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.
Chicago’s own Creepy Co.® is a company—and a community—that celebrates all things Halloween, 365 days of the year. https://www.creepycompany.com/
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