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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

Opens on Oct 23rd

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Appointment With Danger

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket to TRAPPED & APPOINTMENT WITH DANGERTaciturn and tight-lipped Alan Ladd stars as a relentless postal investigator who infiltrates the ruthless gang t... READ MORE

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 6th

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Aquarela

Opens August 30thAQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-u... READ MORE

Directed by: Victor Kossakovsky

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Aug 30th

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MUSIC BOX NEWS

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Back to the Future Part II

A Part of The Music Box 90th Anniversary | Rare 70MM Film PrintThe Music Box keeps it “reel”, as one of the only movie theatres in America that is still capable of screening movies on 70MM film.... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: 70mm

Opens on Aug 29th

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Big

Wednesday, August 28th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St, Chicago, ILAfter a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old ma... READ MORE

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Runtime: 104 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Aug 28th

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Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019Body builder Shinji meets his ex-girlfriend to help with her research on haunted houses. Accompanied by a professional psychic, they visit an abandoned house, where... READ MORE

Directed by: Shinichi Fukazawa

Runtime: 62 mins

Opens on Oct 19th

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he's been sent to tra... READ MORE

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Runtime: 86 mins

Opens on Oct 19th

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Calamity Jane

In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing th... READ MORE

Directed by: David Butler

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 15th

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Cry Tough

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW & CRY TOUGHThis late entry in the noir cycle, based on Irving Shulman’s popular novel, explores social realism in the barri... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Stanley

Runtime: 83 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 12th

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Dark Victory

DARK VICTORY is a highly emotional, unforgiving piece of classical cinema about the choices one might make when learning of imminent death. Bette Davis stars in one of her most sensitive and magnetic... READ MORE

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Runtime: 104 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 31st

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The Deep Blue Sea

A Part of The Music Box 90th Anniversary | A Music Box Films ReleaseFreely adapted from Terence Rattigan’s landmark play, Terence Davies brings his own distinctive stamp to this heart-breaking st... READ MORE

Directed by: Terence Davies

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 27th

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Desperately Seeking Susan

**Pre-show DJ set by Gaudy God**Sponsored by ALTERNew Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) spices up her boring life by reading personal ads, especially a series of them being placed by a... READ MORE

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Runtime: 104 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 6th

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The File on Thelma Jordon

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for IN A LONELY PLACE & THE FILE ON THELMA JORDONBoozy assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey) reels from a stifling marriage into an affair with... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 6th

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For Heaven's Sake

Featuring live musical accompaniment by Music Box House Organist Dennis ScottHarold Lloyd’s iconic screen persona—the earnest innocent next door, forever striving to make good in a boisterous and vulg... READ MORE

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Runtime: 58 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 14th

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Gags the Clown

Presented by ALTERA small city in Wisconsin is terrorized by a mysterious clown who roams the streets late at night with nothing more than a handful of black balloons. The local news stations scramble... READ MORE

Directed by: Adam Krause

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Aug 30th

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The Garment Jungle

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for NIGHTFALL & THE GARMENT JUNGLEBased on the true story of a muckraking New York journalist who was blinded by acid for trying to expose the evils... READ MORE

Directed by: Vincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 10th

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Give Me Liberty

Opens September 13th | A Music Box Films Release | Opening Night 7pm Screening with Alice Austen and Kirill Mikhanovsky in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&AMedical transport driver Vic is late,... READ MORE

Directed by: Kirill Mikhanovsky

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 13th

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High Fidelity

Wednesday, September 4th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St, Chicago, ILRob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, w... READ MORE

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Runtime: 113 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 4th

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Holy Trinity

Friday, September 27th at 9:45pm - Tickets On Sale Soon**Chicago Premiere -- Cast and Crew in attendance for a post-film Q&A**Trinity is an independent, sex-positive millennial working as a Domina... READ MORE

Directed by: Molly Hewitt

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 27th

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Ida

A Part of The Music Box 90th Anniversary | A Music Box Films ReleaseWhen 18-year-old noviate Anna learns her true identity as a Polish Jew named Ida from her aunt Wanda, the revelation triggers a... READ MORE

Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 27th

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In a Lonely Place

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON“I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”  Dorothy Hughes’ priz... READ MORE

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 6th

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In the Mouth of Madness

Sponsored by ALTER | Presented with Metal Movie NightsWhen horror novelist Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow) goes missing, insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neill) scrutinizes the claim made by his p... READ MORE

Directed by: John Carpenter

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 27th

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith

**2nd Show Added** - Monday, October 21st at 10pm**SOLD OUT** - Monday, October 21st at 7pmJason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to CHICAGO to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star studde... READ MORE

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Runtime: 120 mins

Opens on Oct 21st

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Joker

Opens October 3rd | Screening in 70mmDirector Todd Phillips' original, standalone origin story JOKER explores the world of—and according to—Arthur Fleck. Indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, A... READ MORE

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Runtime: 122 mins

Format: 70mm

Opens on Oct 4th

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Jurassic Park

Wednesday, September 25th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St, Chicago, ILIn director Steven Spielberg's three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster... READ MORE

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 127 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 25th

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Killer's Kiss

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for KISS ME DEADLY & KILLER'S KISSMade for a miniscule $75,000 (mostly borrowed from a family friend), Killer's Kiss was 27-year-old Stanley Kubrick'... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 8th

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The Killing

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for A KISS BEFORE DYING & THE KILLINGYou’ll think you’ve died and gone to hardboiled heaven. Or is it hell? Kubrick was only 28 when he unleashed thi... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 9th

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A Kiss Before Dying

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to THE KILLINGBud Corliss is suave, charming, handsome—the ideal catch for any young woman in 1950s America. But when Bud's girlfriend unexpectedly beco... READ MORE

Directed by: Gerd Oswald

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 9th

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Kiss Me Deadly

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to KILLER'S KISSAmerica's anti-Communist crusaders found their superhero in crime writer Mickey Spillane's private eye hero, Mike Hammer, who enjoyed a... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 8th

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The Lineup

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for TOUCH OF EVIL & THE LINEUPA pair of hit men in search of a smuggled cache of heroin cut a deadly swath across San Francisco in this relentless ac... READ MORE

Directed by: Don Siegel

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 11th

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Love Me or Leave Me

During the 1920s, a small-time Chicago criminal, Martin Snyder (James Cagney), discovers a beautiful dancer, Ruth Etting (Doris Day), after she's fired from her job at a nightclub. Under Martin's mana... READ MORE

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Runtime: 122 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 21st

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course.... READ MORE

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 28th

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The Man Who Laughs

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Featuring a live musical score by Maxx McGatheyDisfigured by a king as a child, an 18th-century clown (Conrad Veidt) again becomes the pawn of royalty.

Directed by: Paul Leni

Runtime: 110 mins

Opens on Oct 19th

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Miracle Mile

Presented by Chicago Film SocietyHarry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) meet cute at the La Brea Tar Pits, liberate a tank of lobsters, and plan a date later that night. Alas, Harry overs... READ MORE

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Runtime: 87 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 30th

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Monos

Opens September 20thMONOS, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and re... READ MORE

Directed by: Alejandro Landes

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 20th

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Nightfall

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to THE GARMENT JUNGLEArtist Jim Vanning (Aldo Ray) has his life go off the rails when fate pitches a pair of on-the-lam crooks into his winter hunting t... READ MORE

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 10th

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Odds Against Tomorrow

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to CRY TOUGHOne of the tersest, tensest heist movies ever made is also an angry (and still timely) riff on race relations in America, predating the Civi... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Wise

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 12th

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Old Boyfriends

Presented by Chicago Film Society | CLICK HERE to purchase ticketsDianne Cruise (Talia Shire) can’t make heads or tails of life after her divorce. A nervous breakdown and a collision with a concrete w... READ MORE

Directed by: Joan Tewkesbury

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 26th

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Pickup on South Street

CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket to SUDDEN FEAR & PICKUP ON SOUTH STREETMercenary pickpocket Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) and a brassy streetwalker named Candy (Jean Peters) find the... READ MORE

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 6th

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Private Hell 36

CLICK HERE to purchas a Double Feature ticket for PUSHOVER & PRIVATE HELL 36Two L.A. cops, Cal Bruner (Steve Cochran) and Jack Farnham (Howard Duff) stumble into the money trail from an East Coast... READ MORE

Directed by: Don Siegel

Runtime: 81 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 7th

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Pushover

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to PRIVATE HELL 36Following a daring bank heist, cop Paul Sheridan (Fred MacMurray) is assigned to keep covert tabs on the main suspect's girlfriend. Bu... READ MORE

Directed by: Richard Quine

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 7th

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Robocop

A Part of The Music Box 90th Anniversary | Playing as a Double Feature with THE TERMINATOR at 7pmWhen the Music Box reopened in 1983 under new management, the majority of programming was dedicate... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 28th

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The Room

This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since... READ MORE

Directed by: Tommy Wiseau

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 20th

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Rudy

Wednesday, September 11th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St, Chicago, ILRudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notr... READ MORE

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Runtime: 114 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 11th

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Say Amen, Somebody

September 14th & 15th**Director George Nierenberg and Special Guests in person for a post-film Q&A**One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY is a... READ MORE

Directed by: George Nierenberg

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 14th

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A Stolen Life

A STOLEN LIFE was the first movie produced by Bette Davis' production company B. D. Productions. Bette Davis plays twin sisters Kate and Patricia Bosworth. In a picturesque New England town Kate meets... READ MORE

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Runtime: 109 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 7th

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Sudden Fear

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to PICKUP ON SOUTH STREETJoan Crawford gives an Oscar-nominated performance as a San Francisco playwright who marries a virile actor she’d rejected for... READ MORE

Directed by: David Miller

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 6th

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The Terminator

A Part of The Music Box 90th Anniversary | Playing as a Double Feature with ROBOCOP at 9:15pmWhen the Music Box reopened in 1983 under new management, the majority of programming was dedicated to... READ MORE

Directed by: James Cameron

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Aug 28th

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Touch of Evil

Original 1958 Version | Double Feature ticket option includes admission to THE LINEUPMexican cop Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his American wife Susan (Janet Leigh) encounter more than they bargai... READ MORE

Directed by: Orson Welles

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 11th

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Tourist Trap

Sponsored by ALTER | Co-presented by Creepy Co.An eerie, deserted wax museum, Slausen’s Lost Oasis, is the site for terror where four young travelers are lured into a deadly…TOURIST TRAP! Mr. Slausen... READ MORE

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 13th

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Trapped

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to APPOINTMENT WITH DANGERT-Men investigating a flood of phony $20s spring convicted counterfeiter Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) from the joint to use as... READ MORE

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Sep 9th

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