Coming Soon

<cite>Operation Avalanche</cite>

opens Fri 30 Sep

Operation Avalanche

directed by Matt Johnson in English starring Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles

Two CIA agents go undercover as documentary filmmakers at NASA – only to find a shocking secret.

“A thoroughly entertaining and thrilling dive into fake American history.” —Slash Film

<cite>The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbé)</cite>

Fri 30 Sep

The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbé)

in English

A Chicago Opera Theater Production

Composed by Frank Martin
Directed by Andreas Mitisek

The epic story of Tristan and Isolde, the fateful lovers who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly powers is told through Martin’s mystical and haunting score.

CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets

“...filled with dignity, mystery, and a simplicity born of true sophistication” —New York Times

<cite>Digimon Adventure tri Chapter 1: Reunion</cite>

opens Sat 1 Oct

Digimon Adventure tri Chapter 1: Reunion

directed by Keitarou Motonaga in English

The first English-language feature film in the wildly popular Digimon series.


opens Sun 2 Oct


CatVideoFest is coming to Chicago! 70 minutes of the best cat videos of the year, plus some classics and surprises.

<cite>Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet</cite>

Mon 3 Oct

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet

directed by Kenneth Branagh in English starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Derek Jacobi

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.

“Bustling, Energetic and Exuberant” —Time Out London

<cite>Howards End</cite>

opens Fri 7 Oct

Howards End [4K DCP]

directed by James Ivory in English starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter

New 4K Restoration!

“The film’s lush rural cinematography and memorable classical score shine in the new 4K restoration.” —Film Comment

<cite>The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly</cite>

opens Sat 8 Oct

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly [4K DCP]

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

50th Anniversary!
4K DCP Restoration!

<cite>Shin Godzilla</cite>

opens Tue 11 Oct

Shin Godzilla

directed by Hideaki Anno in Japanese

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

“A reboot that is unquestionably Godzilla” —Bloody Disgusting

<cite>The Battle of Algiers</cite>

opens Fri 14 Oct

The Battle of Algiers [4K DCP]

directed by Gillo Pontecorvo in English starring Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi

50th Anniversary!
New Restoration!

“A MASTERPIECE! Surely the Most Harrowing Political Epic Ever!” —New Yorker

Music Box of Horrors 2016
Sat 15  – Sun 16 Oct

Music Box of Horrors 2016

Saturday, Oct 15th at Noon – Sunday, Oct 16th at Noon
12th Anniversary

The Music Box of Horrors creeps back to Chicago on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at Noon! Our annual 24-hour marathon of frightening flicks is one of the highlights of our year, a day of scares & surprises where only the strong survive.

CLICK HERE to purchase a Music Box of Horrors Pass

Is It Still Funny? with Mark Caro
Wed 19 Oct

Is It Still Funny? with Mark Caro

They say tragedy plus time equals comedy, but what does comedy plus time equal? Chicago film & entertainment writer Mark Caro will put supposedly timeless comedy to the test each week and then lead a post-screening discussion so we can all deliver the verdict: “Is It Still Funny?”

<cite>Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu</cite>

opens Sat 22 Oct

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

directed by Tatsuya Oishi in Japanese

“FIGHT…FIGHT…FIGHT!!” The second installment of the highly-anticipated Kizumonogatari film is coming to the U.S. this October! Araragi must fight Episode, Dramaturgy, and Guillotinecutter! Will Araragi win…and would his victory mean that he must give up on his humanity?


opens Wed 26 Oct


directed by Mat Whitecross in English starring Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher

An essential look at the meteoric rise of seminal 90s rock ban Oasis, immersing us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding. From the Oscar winning producers of Amy.

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!
Tue 20 Sep – Sat 29 Oct

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!

Upcoming Events:
Stand By Me – Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm
The Mummy – Saturday, October 29th at Noon

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween 2016
Fri 28  – Mon 31 Oct

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween 2016! Join us as we do the Time Warp again! The film is screened with a cast of actors provided by Midnight Madness who ensure that what’s happening in the audience is just as entertaining as what is on screen.

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