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48 Hour Film Project: Best of Chicago Awards

Best of Chicago Film SelectionsFilms to be announced

Runtime: 100 mins

Opens on Sep 25th

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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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2019 Sundance Shorts Tour

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the la... READ MORE

Directed by: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Alexandra Lazarowich, Nikyatu Jusu, Äggie Pak Yee Lee, Christopher Good, Robert Machoian, Meryam Joobeur

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 27th

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MUSIC BOX NEWS

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Alligator

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019Twelve years after a baby alligator is flushed down the toilet, it balloons to mammoth size in the sewer system (thanks to a diet of hormonally enhanced animals impr... READ MORE

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019After a surprise phone call interrupts his daily workout, beefy body builder Naoto agrees to meet his photojournalist ex-girlfriend to help with her research on haun... 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 2019This “Valley Girl victimizing Vampires” extravaganza was made a full five years before it was adapted into the decade defining TV series, and stars Kristy Swanson, a... READ MORE

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 19th

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Demons 2

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019WATCHING TELEVISION CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH... AND BRING THE END OF THE WORLD! From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes DEMONS 2!There's a sca... READ MORE

Directed by: Lamberto Bava

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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Dog Soliders

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Director Neil Marshall in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&AA group of commandos on a routine military exercise in Scotland wind up fighting for their l... READ MORE

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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An Evening with Naomi Klein

Presented by Volumes Bookcafe | CLICK HERE to Purchase TicketsVolumes Bookcafe hosts Naomi Klein at the Music Box Theatre, with her forthcoming book “ON FIRE: The (Burning) Case for a Green New D... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Oct 2nd

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Event Horizon

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019The year is 2047, seven years after the mysterious disappearance of experimental starship Event Horizon. After receiving a distress call from the edge of the solar s... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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The Fly II

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019Dr. Seth Brundle is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin. Infected w... READ MORE

Directed by: Chris Walas

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) return to Chicago with a live guided tour through their latest VHS finds, including the 1988 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a myst... READ MORE

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 1st

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Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of Movie Palaces

***Director April Wright in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A***Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies. GOING ATTRACTIONS: The Definitive S... READ MORE

Directed by: April Wright

Runtime: 84 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 12th

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Halloween (1978)

Save up to $7 per person! Click here for Double Feature tickets to both shows!See Halloween 1978 & 2018!The Film that Redefined Movie Terror ForeverOn a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old... READ MORE

Directed by: John Carpenter

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 27th

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Halloween (2018)

Save up to $7 per person! Click here for Double Feature tickets to both shows!See Halloween 1978 & 2018!Presented by Creepy Co.It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack fro... READ MORE

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 27th

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Holy Trinity

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

Directed by: Molly Hewitt

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 27th

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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

**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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Jonathan Van Ness: Beyond Permission

***SOLD OUT***Before stealing the spotlight on the hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness endured years of judgement, ridicule, and trauma in the small Midwestern town where he grew up. But none o... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Sep 28th

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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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Let's Scare Jessica to Death

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Director John Hancock in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&ASpoken in somber voiceover by the titular Jessica (Zohra Lampert), these cryptic words are the fir... READ MORE

Directed by: John Hancock

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: 16mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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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 McGatheyTHE MAN WHO LAUGHS is a macabre tale of one man's torturous struggle for love, brought to life with nightmaris... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Leni

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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The Matrix

***20th Anniversary***Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Ne... READ MORE

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Runtime: 136 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 29th

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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his... READ MORE

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Sep 28th

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Office Killer

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 Mousy copy editor Dorine Douglas, played with frightening abandon by Carol Kane, begins violently picking off her officemates after being mistreated and d... READ MORE

Directed by: Cindy Sherman

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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Peter Pan

Live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis Scott | Co-Presented by Chicago Film Society | Free Admission for Music Box MembersTheatrical convention dictated that the eponymous lead of J.M.... READ MORE

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 9th

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Retribution

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Filmmakers Personal 35mm Print!On Halloween night, two men, born by chance on the same day, die suddenly at the same time. Miraculously, one is revived, now... READ MORE

Directed by: Guy Magar

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 19th

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Santa Sangre

***NEW 4K RESTORATION***Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggerin... READ MORE

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Runtime: 123 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 22nd

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Savage Love Live 2019

CLICK HERE to purchase ticketsDan Savage is an author, sex-advice columnist, podcaster, pundit, and public speaker. Dan is a regular contributor to public radio's This American Life and a frequen... READ MORE

Runtime: 120 mins

Opens on Sep 26th

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The Sideshow

Live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis Scott | Co-Presented by Chicago Film SocietyOne of a handful of surviving silent features from Columbia Pictures, THE SIDESHOW is the ki... READ MORE

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 26th

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The Signal Tower

Live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis Scott | Co-Presented by Chicago Film SocietyClarence Brown turned a working rail line into his studio for THE SIGNAL TOWER, a mountain melodrama s... READ MORE

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Runtime: 84 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 11th

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The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer star in the beloved American classic, based on the real life von Trapp family's escape from Nazi-annexed Austria. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Pi... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Wise

Runtime: 172 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 29th

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Stalker

Imported 35mm PrintOne of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic lands... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Runtime: 163 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 18th

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 Man and machine feel the urge to merge in Tsukamoto’s utterly indescribable midnight movie madness, a body horror running-of-the-gauntlet which centers on an a... READ MORE

Directed by: Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 21st

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