Upcoming Special Events

Noir City: Chicago 7

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Fri 28 Aug – Thu 3 Sep

Noir City: Chicago 7

Join us for the 7th sensational edition of Noir City: Chicago as the Music Box teams up with the Film Noir Foundation for a festival that combines extraordinary rarities with revivals of recognized classics!

<cite>The Merchant of Venice</cite> presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company

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Wed 2 Sep, 7:00pm

The Merchant of Venice presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company

directed by Polly Findlay in English starring Makram J. Khoury, Patsy Ferran (2015)

The acclaimed new stage production! Filmed in London.

“Crisp, fresh thinking in every scene of this excellent production. . . This is the RSC at the very top of its game” —Evening Standard

Meru Opening Night, with Filmmakers Q&A!

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Fri 4 Sep, 7:20pm

Meru Opening Night, with Filmmakers Q&A!

directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin in English starring Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk (2015)

From Music Box Films, celebrate opening night of Meru with a special screening followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi!

“MERU is an engaging and cumulatively exhilarating debut” —The Hollywood Reporter

<cite>Female Trouble</cite> hosted by drag superstar Lucy Stoole

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Sat 5 Sep, midnight

Female Trouble hosted by drag superstar Lucy Stoole [35mm]

directed by John Waters in English starring Divine (1974)

Saturday, Sept 5th Only
Join us for a special, one night only event with the camp classic, Female Trouble hosted by drag superstar, Lucy Stoole! There will be drinks, costumes, prizes and a cocktail party hosted in the Music Box Lounge & Garden. Dress in your best ugly drag, from Divine, to John Waters, to your very own criminal creation, and compete to win fabulous prizes! Live performance with Lucy Stoole and costume contest start at midnight in the main theatre.

This will be unlike any midnight movie you’ve ever seen before. Bring the sin back to the cinema and join us at the Music Box for this once in a lifetime event.

NT Live 2015

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Sun 6 Sep – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2015

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

Meet The Patels - Opening Weekend with The Patels in-person!

Fri 11 Sep, 7:20pm

Meet The Patels - Opening Weekend with The Patels in-person!

directed by Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel in English (2014)

Celebrate opening weekend of Meet The Patels by meeting the Patels! A Q&A with Vasant Patel and Champa Patel will take place after the Friday & Saturday 7:20pm screenings.

“Sharp and riotously funny.” —Variety

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

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Sat 12 Sep

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!

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

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Sun 20 Sep

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!

Slate Culturefest Live!

Tue 22 Sep, 7:30pm

Slate Culturefest Live!

Slate is bringing the Culture Gabfest, its wildly popular weekly podcast, to Chicago for the first time.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

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Wed 23 Sep, 7:00pm

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

directed by Takahiko Kyogoku in Japanese starring Emi Nitta, Yoshino Nanjo, Aya Uchida (2015)

One Night Only!

<cite>Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes</cite>

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Wed 23 Sep, 9:30pm

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

directed by Kahlil Joseph in English (2015)

The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Reflektor.

Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two

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Wed 30 Sep – Wed 28 Oct

Attack on Titan, The Movies: Part One & Part Two

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.

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival
Thu 15 Oct

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival

Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you.

Welcome To Night Vale Live Tour

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Fri 23 Oct, 7:30pm

Welcome To Night Vale Live Tour

The Music Box hosts Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale, in discussion of their debut novel. Featuring a Q&A and book signing.

Blue Sky: “Find a Way” with World-Record Swimmer Diana Nyad

Wed 4 Nov, 6:30pm

Blue Sky: “Find a Way” with World-Record Swimmer Diana Nyad

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.

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