On An Epic Scale

Wednesday 25 December 2013 – Thursday 2 January 2014

Say goodbye to 2013 with an epic week at the Music Box!

This has been a big year for the Music Box Theatre, from a two-week 70mm festival to a renovation of Theatre 2, to the record-breaking attendance of our annual sing-a-longs! We want to end the year with a bang, so we’re bringing nine of our favorite epic films to the screen over as many days. Catch a new restoration of The Great Escape, a beautiful 35mm print of Doctor Zhivago, or a double-feature of The Godfather Parts 1 & 2. Travel internationally with a 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard. Or shoot it out with new restorations of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly and The Bridge on the River Kwai, plus the original version of Apocalypse Now!


Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

  • 6:00pm: The Great Escape

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

  • 3:00pm: Doctor Zhivago
  • 7:00pm: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Friday, December 27th, 2013

  • 3:00pm: The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • 7:30pm: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

  • 3:00pm: The Leopard
  • 7:30pm: Doctor Zhivago

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

  • 2:00pm: The Godfather
  • 6:00pm: The Godfather: Part II

Monday, December 30th, 2013

  • 3:00pm: Seven Samurai
  • 7:00pm: Apocalypse Now

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

  • 3:00pm: Apocalypse Now

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

  • 3:00pm: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • 7:00pm: Seven Samurai

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

  • 3:00pm: The Great Escape
  • 7:00pm: The Leopard


  • Wed 25 Dec 2013, 6:00pm
  • Thu 2 Jan 2014, 3:00pm

The Great Escape (1963)

directed by John Sturges starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough in English, German, French, Russian

The classic Steve McQueen prison escape film, jumping across the Swiss border in a new restoration!

  • Thu 26 Dec 2013, 3:00pm
  • Sat 28 Dec 2013, 7:30pm

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

directed by David Lean starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin in English, Russian

David Lean’s soaring literary adaptation, perfect for the big screen!

  • Thu 26 Dec 2013, 7:00pm
  • Fri 27 Dec 2013, 3:00pm

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

directed by David Lean starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins in English, Japanese, Thai

This intelligent and exciting WWII tale stands as one of the finest war films ever, stunningly photographed and featuring a theme guaranteed to keep you whistling.

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  • Fri 27 Dec 2013, 7:30pm
  • Wed 1 Jan 2014, 3:00pm

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

directed by Sergio Leone starring Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef in Italian with English subtitles

Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach are the title triumvirate — double crossing rivals in a Civil War-era odyssey for a treasure in hidden gold. Encountering a group of dying soldiers, each of the desperadoes learns but one facet of the secret bounty, each man focusing his squinty eyes on the $200,000 bounty. Leone’s final chapter in his “Dollars” trilogy has been magnificently restored to its original Italian running time.

  • Sat 28 Dec 2013, 3:00pm
  • Thu 2 Jan 2014, 7:00pm

The Leopard (1963)

directed by Luchino Visconti starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale in Italian, Latin, French with English subtitles

Burt Lancaster is an aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation in Visconti’s timeless epic.

  • Sun 29 Dec 2013, 2:00pm

The Godfather (1972)

directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Diane Keaton in English

A near-perfect examination of the inner workings of a New York crime family, screening in a recent restoration!

  • Sun 29 Dec 2013, 6:00pm

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall in English, Italian, Spanish, Latin

The continuing saga of of the Corleone family, expanding in scope across generations and around the world – an epic drama in every sense!

  • Mon 30 Dec 2013, 3:00pm
  • Wed 1 Jan 2014, 7:00pm

Seven Samurai (1954)

directed by Akira Kurosawa starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima in Japanese with English subtitles

Kurosawa’s tale of seven unemployed samurai hired by a poor village to protect themselves against a bandit raid is one of the most thrilling films of all time!

  • Mon 30 Dec 2013, 7:00pm
  • Tue 31 Dec 2013, 3:00pm

Apocalypse Now (1979)

directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall in English, French, Vietnamese with English subtitles

Transferring Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to the Vietnam War, Coppola’s mesmerizing tale of war and madness became a cultural watershed. New restoration of the original theatrical version!

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