Special Events

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50th Anniversary of 1967: A Music Box Matinee Series

The Music Box celebrates the groundbreaking year of cinema that saw traditional, lavish studio pictures give rise to the stylish, inventive and boundary-shattering films of what would become known as... READ MORE

Feb 18th to Apr 2nd

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Doc10 Film Festival presents Sweet Dillard

Opening Night!Chicago Media Project's DOC10 kicks off with a benefit screening for the Merit School of Music. A special performance by Merit students will precede the screening of the Chicago premiere... READ MORE

Mar 30th

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Mr. Gaga Opening Night with Live Demonstration

To celebrate opening night of the acclaimed new documentary MR. GAGA, Chicago’s very own GAGA dance teacher Anna Long will perform a dance demo & host a discussion after the 7:15pm screening... READ MORE

Mar 31st

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Superbad Midnight Party!

Two Nights!Friday, March 31st & Saturday, April 1st at 11pmChicka chicka yeah, we're bringing the bad to the Music Box Theatre. Modern teen classic SUPERBAD makes its Midnight premiere on 35mm!It'... READ MORE

Mar 31st to Apr 1st

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The Chicago Film Society Presents

The Chicago Film Society comes to the Music Box for special presentations, all on glorious celluloid. The programs classic features, underseen rarities, cult films, short subjects, trailer reels and m... READ MORE

Apr 3rd

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Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and s... READ MORE

Apr 4th

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WIN IT ALL with Director Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson Q&A!

Director Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson visit the Music Box for his new film WIN IT ALL and a post film Q&A!

Apr 8th

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Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival

18+ | 7:00pm & 9:30pm Both NightsClick Here to purchase ticketsThe HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less... READ MORE

Apr 14th to Apr 15th

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Not Quite For Kids: A Music Box Matinee Series

The Music Box explores the strange and wonderful space between saccharine kids classics and Oscar qualifying grown up pictures. What was Harry Nilsson on when he wrote THE POINT? Did W.C. Fields... READ MORE

Apr 15th to May 28th

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Is It Still Funny?

Hosted by Mark CaroThey 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... READ MORE

Apr 19th

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Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Music Box Theatre - SOLD OUT

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**2:30pm - 3:45pm | Presented by The Book Stall | Ticket purchase includes a copy of the book Senator Elizabeth Warren will discuss her new book and answer questions from... READ MORE

Apr 22nd

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Sound of Silent Film Festival: Chicago

7:30 PM$20 at the door, $15 online, $8 students and seniorsACM presents the 12th annual Sound of Silent Film Festival, returning to the Music Box Theatre with an all-new program! Featuring newly compo... READ MORE

Apr 22nd

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CineYouth Festival

Join the CINEYOUTH FESTIVAL, a three-day international film festival that celebrates the talent of filmmakers 22 years old and younger from around the world. More than 70 short films, ranging from tho... READ MORE

May 4th to May 6th

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Is It Still Funny?

Hosted by Mark CaroThey 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... READ MORE

May 8th

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Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and s... READ MORE

May 9th

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Chicago Critics Film Festival

FESTIVAL PASSES - $150THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL returns to the Music Box for its Fifth Anniversary! The only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival, the week-lo... READ MORE

May 12th to May 18th

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Midnight Party with HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

Harry Potter apparates back to the Music Box this summer for more wizardry and witchcraft! Harry begins his fourth year at Hogwarts on Friday, June 2nd at 11pm, with a pre-screening party in the Music... READ MORE

Jun 2nd

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Dog Film Festival

Dog Film Festival

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets ScheduleSunday, June 4th12:00pm: Dog Film Festival: 'Outdoors & Adventure with Dogs' Program2:00pm: Dog Film Festival: 'Who Rescued Who... READ MORE

Jun 4th

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Is It Still Funny?

Hosted by Mark CaroThey 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... READ MORE

Jun 13th

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Music Box Theatre Movies at the Park

Bring your blankets and lean back to enjoy The Park at Wrigley’s free summer movies series presented by Chicago’s premier venue for independent and classic films, Music Box Theatre. Kicking off i... READ MORE

Jun 14th to Aug 23rd

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