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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
The Music Box Theatre is proud to bring you a two-week festival of films presented in glorious 70mm. See these films as their creators wished them to be seen: on the big screen, in a theatre, on film, and in 70mm.
Tickets for all film screenings are $9.25.
The Music Box also offers 70 very special 70mm passes for $70 that give the holder admission to every screening of every film in the series (yes, that means pass-holders can see a film more than once at no additional charge).
Almost since the advent of film there have been variations of 70mm film used to capture visual clarity unequalled in 35mm filming. As 70mm films became popular in the 1940’s through the 1980’s most were filmed in 65mm with the remaining 5mm devoted to sound.
Due to the costs of 70mm film few films were ever shot in this large format, and following their initial release many of them were also released in 35mm to facilitate wide release. Other films were shot in 35mm and “blown up” to 70mm to facilitate more sound information. When DTS sound and Dolby Surround were introduced to cinemas, 70mm (and auditoriums devoted to 70mm) all but disappeared. The result: few people have had the chance to see true 70mm presentation.
Contrary to popular belief, 70mm is not a larger image—it is a format that allows for more information and more visual clarity than its 35mm counterpart. There is a depth to the image that is unlike 35mm, and certainly very different from digital projection.
Over the past several years the film industry has moved away from film in favor of digital projection. Film, in any format, is expensive to use for production and replication. For the first time since the advent of sound, cinemas have had to make a major change in their projection capabilities, making the number of auditoriums outfitted for 35mm or 70mm film projection very few.
The Music Box Theatre is committed to film presentation in any and all formats available and is one of the very few cinemas in the United States able to screen 16mm, 35mm, 70mm and almost all digital formats. It is with this capability that in this very special series we proudly present to Chicago these nine films as examples of 70mm film. All of these films were filmed in 65mm and will be presented the way their makers intended.
On this opening day of our 70mm Film Festival I want to share with you a bunch of short videos you have to watch on your computer screen, perhaps just so you are more appreciative of film when you come to the Music Box this week.