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<cite>The Green Prince</cite>

The Green Prince

directed by Nadav Schirman starring Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

Through exclusive first-hand testimony, dramatic action sequences, and rare archival footage, decades of secrets come to light in this unflinching exploration of a profound spiritual transformation and the transcendent bonds of friendship. The Green Prince will challenge much of what you know about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” —Xan Brooks, The Guardian

<cite>Listen Up Philip</cite> with Jason Schwartzman Q&A!

Listen Up Philip with Jason Schwartzman Q&A!

directed by Alex Ross Perry starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter

Actor Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees) joins the Music Box for two special opening night screenings of his new film Listen Up Philip! Co-presented by The AV Club.

“I can't think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art.” —Richard Brody, New Yorker

<cite>Keep On Keepin’ On</cite>

Keep On Keepin’ On

directed by Al Hicks

In Keep On Keepin’ On a 23-year-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, who suffers terrible stage fright, finds his way to jazz legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89.

<cite>Turn Left at the End of the World</cite>
Next screening, Thu 30 Oct, 7:00pm

Turn Left at the End of the World

directed by Avi Nesher in English

Described as hilarious and devastating, bleak and beautiful, Turn Left captures the clash of cultures in a socially turbulent Israel during 1969. When a few English-speaking Indian families immigrate to a small town in the Negev inhabited by mostly French- and Arabic-speaking Moroccan immigrants, mutual perceptions of superiority bloom into a cultural war. But there are glimmers of hope as two teenage girls forge a friendship, and the two groups bond over cricket. Some scenes may offend sensitive viewers.

<cite>The Secrets</cite>
Next screening, Thu 30 Oct, 9:30pm

The Secrets

directed by Avi Nesher in French

Naomi, the brilliant and pious daughter of an ultra-orthodox rabbi, finds herself at a crossroads when her mother dies and she is expected to immediately marry her father’s prodigy. Distressed yet determined, she begs that her father allow her one year to study at a women’s religious seminary in Safed. There she meets fellow student Michelle. As the growing attraction between the two young women stretch the borders of Jewish law, it must be kept secret. “Rated R” for some nudity.

<cite>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</cite>


Next screening, midnight

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]

directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick

This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).

The film, co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien, bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.

Special Announcements

Now you can buy your tickets online!

The Music Box Theatre has developed a new ticketing solution and now tickets can be purchased for most screenings online! As always, you can visit our Showtimes page (by clicking above) and see any upcoming screenings we have scheduled. Generally, the full showtime schedule is published on Wednesdays for the following Friday through Thursday. A partial schedule may be available further in advance for special events.

Meals & Deals

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!


Fandor is where the film community comes together, where filmmakers and enthusiasts are advancing film culture, and where audiences are connecting with films across genres and decades. Fandor offers a broad library of independent and international cinema specially curated to make discovering new and classic favorites easy and accessible. Fandor’s member-based service allows audiences to watch unlimited movies wherever they are: on TVs, computers and mobile devices. Fandor showcases and supports the world’s best filmmakers and returns half its revenue to them. For more information, visit

Get 40% off your Fandor Membership!

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

Bring in your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for a free appetizer for your table!


Bring in your Music Box ticket after the show for 20% off your bill of $20 or more

Cullen’s Bar and Grill

3741 N. Southport Ave (773) 975-0600

Located on Southport just north of the Music Box Theater, we’ve been a part of Wrigleyville for over 15 years. Stop in for a pint and meet our friendly staff, check out our daily specials and enjoy our great food. There’s always something fun happening at Cullen’s and we look forward to serving you soon!

After your film present your ticket stub and receive a 15% discount off of your check! (After screening only)


3425 N. Southport Avenue (773) 472-7800

Candyality carries thousands of bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, and more. Need M&Ms in 21 colors? We have that! How about your favorite flavor of Jelly Bellys? We carry over 30 flavors! Licorice? We’ve created Chicago’s first licorice bar offering a selection from many corners of the world.

10% off with this coupon and your purchase of $5 or more

Deleece Restaurant

3747 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 325-1710

Enjoy our mouthwatering new menu in our beautiful new surroundings. We look forward to seeing you at our new location just a few doors north of the Music Box Theatre.

Show your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for 10% off your meal!

More Partners

Grayslake Antique Market

Zurko Promotions is committed to providing quality markets and shows for its customers and dealers throughout the Midwest.

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

A simple Argentine storefront tucked away at the north end of the hot Southport strip.


Duran European Sandwiches located in River West

Lagunitas Beer

Lagunitas is coming to Chicago! Well, they are already here…. but soon their new brewery, taproom, and restaurant will be open in Pilsen. Until then, grab a beer on your way into a screening at the Music Box Theatre (assuming you are 21 and responsible enough to handle yourself during a screening)

Graham School

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies serves as a bridge to a broad local, national, and international community of adult learners who wish to study at one of the best universities in the world.

Go Lakeview

The GoLakeview Mobile App is designed to actively promote local business and community events through an easy to navigate, feature rich App. The useful tool for travelers & local residents is available for download on Apple iTunes & Android Market. The App is brought to you by the Lakeview & Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce

Caged Dames

CAGED DAMES! A new Musical from Hell in a Handbag Productions by David Cerda at Theatre Wit

The Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theater Chicago, your neighborhood playhouse, is now playing the Tony Award winning AVENUE Q, a gut-bustlingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life.


Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool.

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

I have passion for, dedication to and expertise in Chicago and all that is real estate.

Music Box Films

A highly acclaimed distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, DVD and television markets in the United States.

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on-Demand.

Chicago Reader Real Deal

Since 1971, the Reader has served as Chicago’s political conscience, cultural guide, and music authority. We have thousands of reviews in our film archives; you can check them out and see what’s streaming on Hulu & Netflix with our Old Movies to Watch Now feature.

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State Street 312.846.2800

For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema.

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education.

Flaco’s Tacos

Flaco’s Tacos… Fresh. Simple. Super-Tasty.

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre Productions is firmly committed to providing the Chicago non-profit performing arts community a welcoming shared space to incubate new projects and collaborations by providing high quality and below cost performance, rehearsal, office and reception space supported by a staff of theatre professionals.

LM Restaurant Group

703 309 1856

Founded in 2009 by Nicole and Stephan Outrequin Quaisser, LM Restaurant Group is the unifying force behind Bistronomic, Brasserie by LM, Cafe Creme, Troquet River North and LM Catering. What started as a single concept, named after the couple’s two children, Luc and Mary, LM Restaurant Group is now synonymous with authentic French cuisine in Chicago. Each unique concept aims to provide a true French dining experience while showcasing a range of French fare in an approachable way. Additionally, all restaurants offer an array of private dining options guaranteed to make any gathering a success.

Broughton Hotels

Broughton Hotels manages 3 hotels in Chicago: City Suites Hotel, Majestic Hotel, and The Willows Hotel.



Custom Eyes has been serving the north side of Chicago since we opened on Southport in 2003. Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of service from the moment you walk through the door.

Mosaic School

Chicago Mosaic School gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.

The Second City Training Center

1608 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60657 312-664-3959. 

Chicago is the world capital of improvisation (improv) and sketch comedy, and The Second City is in the heart of it. For fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers. We offer a variety of classes in the performance arts for students at any level of experience.

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

Affordable, college-level training with accomplished industry and independent filmmakers.

Special Events

<cite>Harmontown</cite> Podcast and Film Screening!


Sat 1 Nov

Harmontown Podcast and Film Screening!

directed by Neil Berkeley

Community creator Dan Harmon joins us for a special opening weekend presentation of the new documentary, followed by a live recording of his hit Harmontown podcast!

“Perverse, uncensored, deeply nerdy, and spit-take hilarious...” —Logan Hill, Rolling Stone

Second Saturday Silent Cinema


Sat 7 Jun – Wed 31 Dec

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!


Wed 10 Sep – Thu 1 Jan

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 science behind the silver screen!

The Invisible Front, with filmmakers Q&A!


Fri 14 Nov

The Invisible Front, with filmmakers Q&A!

directed by Jonas Ohman, Vincas Sruoginis

Directors Jonas Ohman & Vincas Sruoginis and producer Mark Johnston join us for special opening weekend screenings!

Friday, 11/14 & Saturday 11/15 at 7:30pm

Seven Minutes in Purgatory live at The Music Box

Tue 18 Nov

Seven Minutes in Purgatory live at The Music Box

Seven Minutes in Purgatory, a standup comedy show hailed as an “outrageous experiment’ by the Chicago Tribune returns with a special one night only event!

<cite>PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets</cite>


Wed 19 Nov

PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

directed by Florian Habicht in English

One night only!

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long! 2014


Fri 28 Nov – Sun 7 Dec

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long! 2014

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for some of your “favorite things!”

NT Live 2014


Tue 30 Sep – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2014

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with By Experience and the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

2014 Annual Music Box Christmas Show
Fri 12  – Thu 25 Dec

2014 Annual Music Box Christmas Show

One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box!


Date Change! The New York Film Critics Series presents Gone Girl

by Dave Jennings, Tue 23 Sep 2014, 2:53pm

The NYFCS Gone Girl screening originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm has been moved to Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm.


Up Next


opens Fri 31 Oct


directed by Neil Berkeley

After he was unceremoniously let go from NBC’s Community, show creator Dan Harmon hit the road, bringing his popular Harmontown podcast to fans across the country.

“Perverse, uncensored, deeply nerdy, and spit-take hilarious...” —Logan Hill, Rolling Stone

<cite>Hiroshima Mon Amour</cite>

opens Fri 31 Oct

Hiroshima Mon Amour

directed by Alain Resnais in French starring Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dallas

4K restoration of Alain Resnais’s French New Wave classic!


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