Music Box Blog - Entries by Dave Jennings
by Dave Jennings Tuesday, September 23rd, 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.
by Dave Jennings Thursday, August 28th, 2014, 1:57pm
For 10 days and two weekends, the 2014 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival will take you on an amazing journey with a wealth of character-driven stories, painterly and cutting-edge animation, and unforgettable award winning films. The first Oscar-qualifying film festival for children and families, the CICFF represents a rare opportunity for Chicagoans to see top award-winning films before anyone else.
by Dave Jennings Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 3:54pm
We got inundated with emails, phone calls, and RSVP’s in the first 20 minutes of the event being live. We are still digging out of it right now. We know this stressed a lot of people out and not everyone got tickets to the event that wanted in. RSVP’s went quick. Here are the questions we have gotten and answers for you:
by Dave Jennings Monday, October 14th, 2013, 10:04am
Starting Monday, October 14th at 1:00 pm, we will release a limited number of discounted tickets to the Music Box of Horrors 2013!
by Dave Jennings Friday, September 20th, 2013, 7:02pm
Do you want to be a vendor for 24 hours at the Music Box Of Horrors? Do you have stuff you could sell to 700 Horror fans? Posters? Comics? DVDs? Collectibles? Tee shirts?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
NEWS ALERT: VENICE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING AND RICHARD LINKLATER WILL SCREEN AS PART OF THE ONION CITY FILM FESTIVAL Tonight, Sunday, September 8, 2013 7:30pm
by Dave Jennings Sunday, September 8th, 2013, 2:07pm
The 70th Venice Film Festival announced Saturday, September 7th that DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING AND RICHARD LINKLATER a film by Gabe Klinger was awarded the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA. The film will screen Sunday, September 8th at 7:30pm at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre as part of the 25th annual Onion City Film Festival. Local Chicago writer, critic, and now filmmaker Gabe Klinger will be in attendance for the screening.
by Dave Jennings Friday, July 26th, 2013, 3:54pm
Keep your tickets handy! You are going to want to take advantage of this!
by Dave Jennings Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 2:05pm
The Music Box Theatre has teamed up with the Chicago Redeye, Bud Select 55, and Sports Corner to present a rooftop screening of the 1989 film MAJOR LEAGUE on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 8:30pm on the rooftop of Sports Corner (956 West Addison Street).
by Dave Jennings Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 1:12pm
Take the train to Southport on Thursdays and grab some awesome grub!
by Dave Jennings Friday, June 28th, 2013, 8:08pm
It’s a party on Southport! Take public transit and say hello to our awesome MBT volunteers at the gates! Remember, if you are coming to the MBT you can say that when you enter and you won’t have to pay any entrance fee to get into Summer on Southport!
by Dave Jennings Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 3:24pm
Don’t miss one of the amazing bands featured in BIG EASY EXPRESS, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with Punch Brothers playing live in Chicago Friday night at the World’s Largest Block Party! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.worldslargestblockparty.com
by Dave Jennings Monday, June 24th, 2013, 4:26pm
Hey! Do you like street fest, free admission to movies, and the Music Box? How about tee shirts and free soda too?
by Dave Jennings Monday, June 10th, 2013, 6:33pm
Tickets are now on sale for the best interior music festival! http://summermusicfilmfestival.com
Sign up for information on the Summer Music Film Festival for your opportunity to win tickets to Riot Fest!
by Dave Jennings Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, 2:28pm
The Summer Music Film Festival will run June 28-July 2nd, 2013 with over ten films dedicated to music! Here is your chance to stay in the know about all the happenings, when tickets go on sale, after-parties, pre-parties, and free stuff, LIKE FREE TICKETS TO RIOT FEST 2013! Winners will be announced this Friday, May 31st, 2013!
by Dave Jennings Monday, April 22nd, 2013, 2:40pm
A cool offer from Fulcrum Point New Music Project: email RSVP@fulcrumpoint.org before 6pm today (Monday, April 22nd) and get tickets for tomorrow night’s screening of Altered States with live music for only $10! (Normal single ticket price is $25.) Mention “MUSIC BOX” in your message. Your tickets will be held at Will-Call at the Level 5 Box Office. More info on the concert below – enjoy!
by Dave Jennings Friday, February 15th, 2013, 9:35am
On this opening day of our 70mm Film Festival I want to share with you a bunch of short videos you have to watch on your computer screen, perhaps just so you are more appreciative of film when you come to the Music Box this week.
by Dave Jennings Monday, February 20th, 2012, 3:16pm
Last Friday the Music Box Theatre, via its social networks, threw down the gauntlet and challenged Roger Ebert, one of the greatest living film critics, to a battle of Oscar guesses. After a period of what we can only assume was deep and thoughtful consideration, Mr. Ebert publicly accepted our ‘foolish’ challenge.
by Dave Jennings Monday, August 22nd, 2011, 11:39am
Cinema/Chicago and ESPN FILMS will be hosting an exclusive screening of Catching Hell, directed by Oscar-winning director, Alex Gibney, on Thursday August 25 at 7pm… and we have a select number of tickets to give away FREE! Here is your chance for you and a guest to win!
by Dave Jennings Thursday, August 11th, 2011, 5:14pm
Want to win a free pass for all 16 films in the Noir City Film Festival? A value of $160? Here are two chances to win!
by Dave Jennings Monday, July 25th, 2011, 9:49am
Sign up here for a chance to win tickets for Tuesday’s triple feature!
by Dave Jennings Friday, July 22nd, 2011, 3:02pm
Want to see the closing screening of the Chicago French Film Festival on Sunday night for FREE? Enter to win a ticket for you and a guest to see The Hedgehog on July 24, 7:00pm directed by Mona Achache, 2010, 100m.
CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION!
Actress Josiane Balasko scheduled to appear!
by Dave Jennings Thursday, July 21st, 2011, 1:33pm
The Music Box is giving away 30 tickets to the French Film Festival! Enter here.
by Dave Jennings Thursday, July 7th, 2011, 10:04am
July 25 – 28, 2011
The only festival that will feature The Swell Season, Moby, Radiohead, Dispatch, the Talking Heads, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young.
by Dave Jennings Thursday, June 16th, 2011, 3:27pm
Sign up for this free screening! By signing up for this screening, you will receive one free admission to our Sneak Preview of VIVA RIVA! at the Music Box Theatre on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm. Please note that this RSVP doesn’t confirm you a seat, as this is a first-come, first-serve screening.
by Dave Jennings Monday, June 6th, 2011, 4:28pm
On Wednesday, June 15th at 7:30pm, the AV Club and Music Box Theatre present Starship Troopers, the 1997 sci-fi alien war film from Paul Verhoeven, director of Total Recall and Showgirls. Nominated for both an Oscar and MTV Movie Award, the film bombed on its initial release, earning little more than half its 100 million dollar budget, but has since amassed a cult following and gained a reputation as a high octane satire on the state of modern warfare.
The cast includes future Bond Girl Denise Richards, this year’s Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris, Jake “Son of Gary” Busey, Golden Girl Rue McClanahan, and Casper Van Dien, who would later reprise his role of Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
A.V. Club critic Scott Tobias, author of the New Cult Canon column, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
by Dave Jennings Thursday, June 2nd, 2011, 6:48pm
We are looking for your help to bring HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, the new film about just that- a hobo with a shotgun, a vigilante hobo who delivers justice with that shotgun, to Chicago. Can you help?
by Dave Jennings Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 8:27pm
Roger Ebert shares his thoughts on a film he says is “…a remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen….”
by Dave Jennings Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 1:45pm
Director Taggart Siegel will be in attendance to answer questions about the film on Friday, Apr 29 7:30pm, Saturday, Apr 30 at 7:30pm, Sunday, May 1 at 7:30pm and Monday, May 2 7:30pm
by Dave Jennings Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, 1:52pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Music Box Theatre with Dick O’Day, Hell in a Handbag Productions, and Camp Midnight! With a portion of proceeds to benefit Vital Bridges
by Dave Jennings Thursday, April 21st, 2011, 11:45am
Free tickets to the most awesome midnight cult film of all time!
by Dave Jennings Monday, April 18th, 2011, 4:53pm
It’s rare that we have to cancel a film screening, but in this case Warner Brothers has pulled all available prints and cancelled all screenings of WILLY WONKA until late Fall 2011. We’ll explain what the deal is here….