Music Box Theatre has launched a Membership Program!
We are thrilled to announce that the Music Box Theatre has a newly created Membership program! That’s right! You can now be a Member of the Music Box Theatre! Becoming a Music Box Member is a great way to support all of the quality programming we offer throughout the year and receive exclusive discounts and benefits!
Now you can buy your tickets online!
The Music Box Theatre has developed a new ticketing solution and now tickets can be purchased for most screenings online! As always, you can visit our Showtimes page (by clicking above) and see any upcoming screenings we have scheduled. Generally, the full showtime schedule is published on Wednesdays for the following Friday through Thursday. A partial schedule may be available further in advance for special events.
Meals & Deals
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3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550
Bring in your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for a free appetizer for your table!
DaBlon Vineyards & Toast Hotel Group
Wine country is closer than you think. Check this special offer to spend the night in one of SW Michigan’s finest hotels and enjoy complimentary tastings of Dablon, Music Box and Moraine wines.
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Wine tasting at Dablon Vineyards
Wine trail provisions
Joe Coffee Market breakfast bucks ($20 value)
S’mores at our waterfront fire pit
Blankets and chairs available for your trip to the winery, orchard or beach
Music Box Memberships
For two decades the Music Box Theatre has been Chicago’s premiere venue for independent, foreign, cult and classic films. Built in 1929, the Music Box has the largest theatre space operated full-time in Chicago. Joining the Music Box is a great way to support the historic theatre and receive exclusive discounts and benefits.
Block Cinema screens classic and contemporary films and is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore and Chicago with a quality venue for cinema. Block Cinema is sponsored in part by a generous gift from James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati.
Southport & Irving
4000 - 4006 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613 773-857-2890
Southport & Irving is a nostalgic neighborhood establishment offering fine food and drink. Celebrating regional Midwestern flavors, our menu is rooted in American classics and comfort, driven by seasonal produce and local fare. Always welcoming to large parties, Southport & Irving offers table style dining options for dinner, brunch, and private events.
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education.
2015 Chicago International Film Festival
As the longest running international competitive film festival in North America, we proudly celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2014. Now in our 51st year, we continue to celebrate our past, present and future.
Film is a transformative medium, giving expression to different ways of thinking while confirming our shared stories and common humanity. Presenting more than 150 narrative feature, documentary and short films from over 50 countries, the 51st Chicago International Film Festival – held October 15-29, 2015 – will bring the world to Chicago.
Music Box Films
A highly acclaimed distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, DVD and television markets in the United States.
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on-Demand.
South Shore Opera Company
The South Shore Opera Company, founded in 2008, is one of Chicago’s best local opera companies unrivaled in its artistic performances. The company formed in partnership with founder Dr. Marvin Lynn and the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center as an arts anchor partner with the Center and the Chicago Park District. Thanks to that partnership, the company is now Arts Partner in Residence the South Shore Cultural Center, one of Chicago’s landmarks. In its infancy of five years, the company has achieved unequaled success in attendance, with over 1000 at our inaugural concert in 2009, and averaging more than 500 since that time.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street 312.846.2800
For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema.
3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466
A simple Argentine storefront tucked away at the north end of the hot Southport strip.
Films of the Future
We review films before we see them.
Films of the Future is a weekly podcast recorded in Chicago, Illinois. It’s recorded in the present but you’re probably listening to it in the future so by then it will be the past. Even then, the movie may not have been released yet so there’s definitely some weird time stuff going on.
Films of the Future is hosted by Kendall Bruns and Alan Metoskie.
University of 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.
Chicago Mosaic School gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.
Believing that exceptional wine comes from exceptional grapes and their unique terroir, our grapes are hand-nurtured from the time they are planted, until the grapes are harvested. Our people are committed to creating quality products. Our wines are produced in our hillside facility and stored in an underground cellar.
Custom Eyes has been serving the north side of Chicago since we opened on Southport in 2003. Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of service from the moment you walk through the door.
LM Restaurant Group
703 309 1856
Founded in 2009 by Nicole and Stephan Outrequin Quaisser, LM Restaurant Group is the unifying force behind Bistronomic, Brasserie by LM, Cafe Creme, Troquet River North and LM Catering. What started as a single concept, named after the couple’s two children, Luc and Mary, LM Restaurant Group is now synonymous with authentic French cuisine in Chicago. Each unique concept aims to provide a true French dining experience while showcasing a range of French fare in an approachable way. Additionally, all restaurants offer an array of private dining options guaranteed to make any gathering a success.
5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Affordable, college-level training with accomplished industry and independent filmmakers.
Second Saturday Silent Cinema Presents: The Crowd
Selected for Preservation, National Film Registry
Come check out this King Vidor directed classic!
Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and recently hailed by the Chicago Reader’s J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinee series in the city, the Music Box Silent Cinema Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month at noon.
All films are shown “authentically” in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ.
Tickets $10 each, $8 for students and seniors.
Available at the Box Office and online.
Second Saturday Silent Cinema Presents: The Crowd
directed by King Vidor starring Eleanor Boardman, James Murray and Bert Roach
Poignant and uncompromising, The Crowd is a timeless tale of the American everyman.
A classic story of a young man from a small town who heads to New York to pursue his dreams of big success in the big city but soon finds himself just one of many faceless workers in a large company.
The film tells the story of John (James Murray) and Mary (Eleanor Boardman) without sentimentality or melodrama and eloquently captures the reality of their lives, regrets, brief triumphs and disappointments in an impersonal metropolis. While not a box office success when it was first released, The Crowd has consistently been hailed as one the best and most enduring silent films and was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation by the Library of Congress National Film Registry.