opens Fri 30 Sep
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
Fri 30 Sep
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.
“...filled with dignity, mystery, and a simplicity born of true sophistication” —New York Times
opens Sat 1 Oct
directed by Keitarou Motonaga in English
The first English-language feature film in the wildly popular Digimon series.
Mon 3 Oct
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
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
4K DCP Restoration!
opens Tue 11 Oct
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
Saturday, Oct 15th at Noon – Sunday, Oct 16th at Noon
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.
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?”
opens Sat 22 Oct
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.
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!
Stand By Me – Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm
The Mummy – Saturday, October 29th at Noon
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.