Upcoming Special Events

Music Box’s Easter Special Featuring <cite>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory</cite>
Sun 20 Apr, 2:00pm

Music Box’s Easter Special Featuring Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

directed by Mel Stuart starring Gene Wilder (1971)

Costume Contest! Awesome Goodie Bags!

Sound Opinions at the Movies - <cite>Almost Famous</cite>
Wed 23 Apr, 7:30pm

Sound Opinions at the Movies - Almost Famous

directed by Cameron Crowe starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet (2000)

On Wednesday April 23rd, join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special screening of Almost Famous at the Music Box Theatre.

Jim and Greg will talk about Cameron Crowe’s love letter to musical discovery with a note-perfect soundtrack. Plus, Jim will share his memories of the late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the late critic Lester Bangs. And you’ll be able to enjoy Goose Island beer while listening to audio of a young Jim DeRogatis speaking with his hero, Lester Bangs.

Sound of Silent Film Festival
Tue 29 Apr, 7:30pm

Sound of Silent Film Festival

Access Contemporary Music’s (ACM) popular Sound of Silent Film Festival – now in its ninth year! – features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. This year’s festival features short dramas, comedies and experimental films from exciting young filmmakers around the world, all with new scores by our composer members.

The New York Film Critics Series
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 simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.

<cite>Found Footage Festival</cite>
Thu 1 May, 9:30pm

Found Footage Festival [Blu-ray]

in English (2014)

Found Footage is back at the Music Box with an all new Volume 7 show. Doors at 9pm, showtime at 9:30.

Special screening of Blue Ruin with Director
Fri 2 May, 7:00pm

Special screening of Blue Ruin with Director

directed by Jeremy Saulnier in English starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves (2013)

Director Q&A scheduled! Post party hosted by Fandor with drinks at Cullen’s Irish Pub!

“The most suspenseful American film of the year: sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.” —Gabe Toro, indieWIRE

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the <cite>¡Three Amigos!</cite>
Mon 5 May, 7:30pm

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the ¡Three Amigos!

directed by John Landis starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short (1987)

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a story of overcoming adversity and fighting for freedom? Grab a $5 ticket and Lagunitas and enjoy Cinco De Mayo!

Thu 8  - Thu 15 May


Audrey Tautou, Robin Wright, Jenny Slate and Hugo Weaving among the stars on display at this year’s festival.

Second Saturday Silent Cinema
Wed 1 Jan - 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!

NT Live 2014
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.

<cite>The Room</cite> at Midnight
Fri 23 May, midnight

The Room at Midnight [35mm]

directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)

Enter The Room and be forever changed!

“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist

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