The Music Box Theatre has 10,000 Facebook fans!
by Dave Jennings Monday, April 18th, 2011 11:22am
As a way to say “Thanks” they are giving away all sorts of stuff!
On Monday, April 18th, the Music Box Theatre reached 10,000 Facebook fans! The small indie cinema on Chicago’s North Side has been showing films since 1929, and has kept with the times to communicate with independent film fans through social media.
10,000 fans is no small deal. The Music Box Theatre runs special promotions, free ticket give-aways, and even takes programming ideas through their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Why? Because it’s a great way to create an online community that will actually interact with the cinema and celebrate the films and events that happen at “Chicago’s Year Round Film Festival.”
How does the “Little Cinema that Could” celebrate the achievement? They give away stuff. On Monday, April 18th, 2011, the Music Box Theatre announced two special promotions:
DEAL # 1: $5 tickets! The New Cult Canon Presents: Alex Winter Double Feature of DEATH WISH 3 and FREAKED. Special guest Alex Winter (Bill from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) will join A.V. Club critic Scott Tobias for a gloriously demented double feature. The first 50 ticket buyers to enter a special code (“facebook”) will get a discounted ticket price to this awesome event.
DEAL #2: Free Tickets! As promised on the Music Box Theatre Facebook page, the theatre will screen a midnight film for free! After confirming permission with the studio, the Music Box can announce that the Friday, April 22nd 11:59pm screening of “The Last Dragon” (1985, 108 minutes) will be free to any Facebook fan who RSVP’s through Music Box Theatre Facebook page. Seating is limited, and only the first 700 people who RSVP and show up on Friday night will get seats.To RSVP for free tickets to THE LAST DRAGON click here!