Theatre Rentals / Private Screenings

The Music Box Theatre hosts over 200 special events every year, including movie screenings, film premieres, corporate events, fundraisers, and birthday parties. Our auditoriums, with capacities of 700 and 70, have state-of-the-art technical capabilities, while maintaining a classic cinema atmosphere that harkens back to early days of motion pictures. Our Lounge & Garden provides a comfortable and sophisticated space for parties & gatherings, including pre- and post-screening receptions.

The Music Box will be presenting our 70MM FILM FESTIVAL from March 5-19, 2020, and will be unavailable for rentals during those dates.


Technical Capabilities



  • 700 seats


  • 70 mm (magnetic/optical/DTS sound)
  • 35mm  (magnetic/optical/DTS sound, variable speed)
  • 16mm (optical sound, variable speed)


  • Blu-ray (Oppo BDP-83)
  • HDCAM (Dolby E and Lt/Rt sound)
  • Digibeta (NTSC only)
  • AJA Ki-Pro (Prores 422, 24-bit audio only)
  • 2K DCP
  • 4K DCP
  • (2) DVI projector inputs, 1 in booth, 1 on-stage
  • Video Projector: 2K NEC 2000C



  • 70 seats


  • 35mm (optical sound) 


  • Blu-ray (Oppo BDP-83)
  • HDCAM (deck from Theatre 1)
  • AJA Ki-Pro (deck from Theatre 1)
  • 2K DCP
  • 4K DCP
  • Video projector: Barco DP2K-12C


About Concessions & Catering

The Music Box Theatre Concessions Stand and Lounge can provide basic movie theatre concessions, including popcorn and a variety of candy, and beverages including soda, water, beer, wine, and other alcohol. Licensed caterers may be brought in for additional food and beverage needs.


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Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604