Now Playing

<cite>It’s a Wonderful Life</cite>
Next screening, 12:15pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

Experience this warm-hearted holiday film on the big screen with an audience of Christmas revelers. Lend your heart to George Bailey and root for Clarence AS2 (Angel, Second Class).

<cite>Force Majeure</cite>


Next screening, 12:45pm

Force Majeure

directed by Ruben Östlund in English starring Brady Corbet, Jakob Granqvist, Kristofer Hivju

Official submission of Sweden to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015.

“An ice-cold knockout. Brilliantly perceptive and frostily funny.” —Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

<cite>The Babadook</cite>


Next screening, 3:10pm

The Babadook

directed by Jennifer Kent in English starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

“5 Stars! An expertly unsettling horror film...” —Time Out New York

<cite>White Christmas</cite>
Next screening, 3:20pm

White Christmas

Chicago’s beloved holiday event returns!

<cite>Die Hard</cite>


Next screening, Mon 22 Dec, 6:15pm

Die Hard

directed by John McTiernan in English starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman plays Hans Gruber, a relentless businessman (and terrorist) who storms the Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza to heist millions of dollars from the company. Unfortunately for him, wise-cracking New York cop John McClaine (Bruce Willis) is attending the party with his estranged wife. And like McGruff the Crime Dog, he’s about to take a bite outta crime.

<cite>Home Alone</cite>


Next screening, Mon 22 Dec, 8:30pm

Home Alone

directed by Chris Columbus in English starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

<cite>Eyes Wide Shut</cite>
Next screening, Thu 25 Dec, 6:30pm

Eyes Wide Shut

directed by Stanley Kubrick in English starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

Stanley Kubrick’s daring last film is a bracing psychosexual journey, a riveting suspense tale and a career milestone for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise plays a doctor who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage – and may ensnare him in a murder mystery – after his wife’s (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. Graceful tracking shots, rich colors, startling images: bravura traits that make Kubrick a filmmaker for the ages are here to keep everyone’s eyes wide open.

<cite>The Shining</cite>
Next screening, Thu 25 Dec, 9:45pm

The Shining [35mm]

directed by Stanley Kubrick in English

Struggling writer Jack Nicholson is the winter caretaker of the secluded Overlook Hotel, and he’d sell his damned soul for a glass of whiskey right about now. Shelley Duvall is his wife; she has poor knife-handling skills. They have a son together, an epileptic boy who can psychically communicate with the Overlook’s magical janitor, Scatman Crothers. As Jack and his family settle in for the long, lonely months ahead, strange, unexplainable things start occurring in the hotel.

Special Announcements

Christmas Show 2014 Tickets on sale now!

Get your tickets while you can! Most shows sell out!

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

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)

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!

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

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


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!


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


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

More Partners

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

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

Grayslake Antique Market

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

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.

Mosaic School

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

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

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

Broughton Hotels

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

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.



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.

Columbia College Chicago

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


Duran European Sandwiches located in River West

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.

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

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


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

Flaco’s Tacos

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

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.

Caged Dames

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

Special Events

New Year’s Eve with <cite>Moulin Rouge</cite>


Wed 31 Dec

New Year’s Eve with Moulin Rouge

directed by Baz Luhrmann in English starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Ring in the New Year with the Music Box Theatre! Dress to the nines and enjoy the last few hours of 2014 with Moulin Rouge, passed appetizers, live entertainment, audience interaction, party favors, cash bar, and then ring in 2015 in style with a champagne toast, dessert, and more entertainment!

Second Saturday Silent Cinema
Sat 10  – Sun 11 Jan

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!
Sun 11 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!


Christmas Show schedule 2014!

by Dave Jennings, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:16pm

Ticket information is now available for the 2014 Christmas Double Feature! Tickets go on sale on October 31st!


Up Next

<cite>Zero Motivation</cite>

opens Fri 26 Dec

Zero Motivation

directed by Talya Lavie in Hebrew starring Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein

Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost.

“Unique, sharply observed and hilarious!” —Rodrigo Perez, the Playlist


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