Upcoming Special Events
Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two is the upcoming live-action feature film from Studio Toho and acclaimed Japanese Director Shinji Higuchi, set to be released in two feature-length movies beginning September 30, 2015.
Wed 14 Oct, 7:30pm
directed by Agnès Varda in French starring Corinne Marchand (1962)
Part of CinéVardaExpo in Chicago. Renowned French film director and visual artist Agnès Varda will spend Oct 8–15 in residence at the University of Chicago as part of a major weeklong celebration of her work.
For more information and a full list of events, visit varda.uchicago.edu
Fri 16 Oct, midnight
directed by Brian De Palma in English starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving (1976)
On Friday, October 16th, Consequence of Sound and The Music Box Theatre cordially invite you to attend “A Celebration of Stephen King”, a twisted, surreal prom night that culminates with a special midnight screening of Brian De Palma’s iconic 1976 classic, Carrie.
Sat 17 Oct, 11:00am
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. The Music Box Theatre is proud to be included in this year’s program.
Tue 20 Oct, 7:30pm
directed by Avi Lewis in English starring Naomi Klein (2015)
Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis will visit the Music Box for the nation-wide theatrical release of the film This Changes Everything.
The film will be followed by a Q&A and booksigning.
The Music Box of Horrors returns on Saturday, October 24th at Noon! Our annual 24-hour marathon is going to be better than ever, with horror films ranging from classic to grotesque to spine-chilling to fan favorites to underseen oddities, all presented in the finest 35mm and digital projection. Plus, special guests, one-of-a-kind presentations, vendors, and a few surprises!
Celebrate milestone anniversaries of classic films with beautiful new restorations, on the big screen! Presented through BY Experience and The Music Box Theatre.
Featuring My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and Disney’s Fantasia!
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!
WALL-E – Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00pm
Creature From The Black Lagoon – Sunday, November 15th at Noon
The Big Year – Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm
Wed 4 Nov, 6:30pm
Featuring an audience Q&A and book-signing
Diana Nyad’s book Find a Way chronicles the triumphs, trials and lessons she and her team faced in her world record-setting swim from Cuba to Miami in 2013. Nyad will be joined by Blue Sky reporter Amina Elahi for a discussion about her book at Chicago’s iconic Music Box Theatre. Nyad’s achievements in and out of the water required vision, perseverance, teamwork and leadership. Anyone striving to reach a big goal — from entrepreneurs to weekend warriors — will want to hear her story.
Sun 8 Nov, 7:30pm
Presented by Unabridged Bookstore
Unabridged Bookstore and the Music Box Theatre present an evening with David Mitchell, bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas, and Lana Wachowski, director and writer of The Matrix Trilogy, Bound, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8 in celebration of David Mitchell’s new novel Slade House. David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski will be in conversation about Slade House, David’s previous works, literature and art.
A book signing will follow the program.
Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, and we have more holiday spirit than ever!