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.
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.
5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Affordable, college-level training with accomplished industry and independent filmmakers.
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.
3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466
A simple Argentine storefront tucked away at the north end of the hot Southport strip.
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.
Chicago Mosaic School gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education.
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.
111 W Shawnee Rd
Baroda, MI 49101
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.
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.
The Source Family
A film by Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille
The Source Family was a radical experiment in ’70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities.
They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. THE SOURCE FAMILY provides an intimate, insiders’ view at this incredible group of people through their own archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and contemporary interviews with members of the family.
These personal accounts, along with interviews with outsiders, make up the interviews in the film. However, the story is largely cinematic, expressed through the use of the group’s extensive film and audio archive maintained by Isis Aquarian, one of Father’s wives, Family documentarian, and a central character in the documentary (as well as being associate producer).
The film’s soundtrack is composed entirely of original Source Family music produced from 1971-1975.
One of the most detailed looks at the inner workings of an American cult ever assembled.
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