Upcoming Special Events

Son of 70mm Film Festival
  • Nominated: Hal Pereira et al, Best Art Direction, Academy Awards
    Academy Awards
    1959

  • Nominated: George Dutton, Best Sound, Academy Awards
    Academy Awards
    1959

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Wed 23 Jul, 7:00pm

Son of 70mm Film Festival

The Music Box Theatre is proud to bring you the return of our two-week festival of films presented in glorious 70mm. See these films as their creators wished them to be seen: on the big screen, in a theatre, on film, and in 70mm.

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

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Tue 20 May – Wed 31 Dec

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Picturehouse Cinemas. Together we will screen our productions live from Shakespeare’s home town. Our first broadcast was Richard II in November 2013, which was seen by more than 60,000 people.

THE CHICAGO READER, REVOLUTION BREWING, & THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE PRESENT JOE SWANBERG’S <cite>HAPPY CHRISTMAS</cite> IN A ‘BEST OF EVENT’

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Fri 25 Jul, 7:00pm

THE CHICAGO READER, REVOLUTION BREWING, & THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE PRESENT JOE SWANBERG’S HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN A ‘BEST OF EVENT’

directed by Joe Swanberg in English starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham (2014)

The night will begin with beer samples and discussion by Revolution Brewing from 6pm-7pm, a screening of HAPPY CHRISTMAS at 7pm with introduction by filmmaker Joe Swanberg and Chicago Reader Film Editor J.R. Jones followed by a discussion and Q&A.

NT Live 2014

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Thu 20 Mar – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2014

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with By Experience and the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

The New York Film Critics Series

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Wed 9 Apr – Wed 31 Dec

The New York Film Critics Series

The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.

The series presents live, interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.

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Thu 31 Jul, 7:30pm

The 2014 Chicago French Film Festival

Vive le cinema!

The fourth annual Chicago French Film Festival is coming July 31 – August 5, 2014. This year’s festival will offer Chicagoans an opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. Mark your calendar now and plan to see new French films in a variety of genres.

Monty Python: Live (Mostly)

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Wed 6 Aug, 7:00pm

Monty Python: Live (Mostly)

directed by Monty Python in English starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin (2014)

One down, five to go.

Watch <cite>Field of Dreams</cite> with Steve Rosenbloom and Michael Phillips
Thu 7 Aug, 7:00pm

Watch Field of Dreams with Steve Rosenbloom and Michael Phillips

directed by Phil Alden Robinson starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones (1989)

Join Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom and movie critic Michael Phillips for a 25th anniversary screening of “Field of Dreams.” You’ll want to catch this baseball classic with your whole family. Rosenbloom and Phillips will lead a post-screening discussion with Dwier Brown, the actor who played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character.

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

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Sat 7 Jun – Wed 31 Dec

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

The Return of Tommy Wiseau: <cite>The Room</cite>

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Wed 20 Aug, 7:00pm

The Return of Tommy Wiseau: The Room

Tommy Wiseau returns to the Music Box Theatre for two days (and nights) of GOOD IDEAS! (Thanks, Lisa!)

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