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30th Annual Christmas Show! Epic Films! Moulin Rouge!
 
Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Happy Holidays, Music Boxers

We hope you are having a great holiday season. We’re excited to continue The 30th Annual Music Box Christmas Show. We have screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas, complete with a sing-a-long with Santa, right up through Christmas Eve. Some shows are already sold out, so don’t delay your Christmas cheer, purchase advance tickets now.

Beginning Christmas Day, the Music Box presents On An Epic Scale. We want to end the year with a bang, so we’re bringing our favorite epic films to the big screen. Catch a new restoration of The Great Escape, a beautiful 35mm print of Doctor Zhivago, or a double-feature of The Godfather Parts 1 & 2. Plus, Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Leone’s The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, Coppola’s Apocalypse Now!, and much more!

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov comes Faust, a hallucinatory period piece inspired by Goethe’s famous play. Faust, a man in search of the ideals of the Enlightenment but he becomes obsessed with the lovely Magarete and sells his soul to the Devil. TIME calls it “A free and borderline-freaking adaptation of the soul-selling classic”.

We also have weekend matinees of the illuminating documentary Bettie Page Reveals All!.

Finally, end 2013 in style with New Year’s Eve with Moulin Rouge! We’ll be ringing in the new year with the bombastic musical, a champagne toast, live music, and more! Tickets on sale now!

See you at the movies

Thursday, December 19th – Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

 
 

Faust

A film by Aleksandr Sokurov starring Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk

 

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov, Faust is an hallucinatory period piece set in the early 19th century and inspired by Goethe’s famous play.


“Russia’s leading and most controversial filmmaker! FAUST is a free and borderline-freaking adaptation of the soul-selling classic.”
–Richard Corliss, TIME

Employing elaborate camera movements, a layered soundscape, intricate production design and spectacular locations, Faust conjures a unique and phantasmagoric vision of the Faustian legend. The title character, played by Johannes Zeiler, is a man in search of the ideals of the Enlightenment but he becomes obsessed with the lovely Magarete (Isolda Dychauk) and sells his soul to the Devil (aka the Moneylender, played by Anton Adasinsky) so that he may possess her. Comic, cosmic, painterly and stunningly beautiful scenes unfold as the Devil takes Faust on a strange, unforgettable journey.

 


Fri, Dec 20 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 8:00pm
Sat, Dec 21 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 8:00pm
Sun, Dec 22 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 8:00pm
Mon, Dec 23 5:00pm · 8:00pm
Tue, Dec 24 2:00pm
Wed, Dec 25 5:00pm · 8:00pm
Thu, Dec 26 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 8:00pm
 
 
 

New Year’s Eve with Moulin Rouge

Admission is $50/person or $95/couple in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office or online; $55/person or $105/couple at the door.

Ring in the New Year with the Music Box Theatre! Dress to the nines and enjoy the last few hours of 2013 with Moulin Rouge, passed appetizers, live entertainment, audience interaction, party favors, cash bar, and then ring in 2014 in style with a champagne toast, dessert, and more entertainment!

SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR’S EVE
WITH MOULIN ROUGE
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, PARTY FAVORS AND CASH BAR
Party like its 1899!

Ring in the New Year with the Music Box Theatre! Dress to the nines and enjoy the last few hours of 2013 with MOULIN ROUGE, live burlesque entertainment, audience interaction, party favors, cash bar, and then ring in 2014 in style with a champagne toast, dessert, and more entertainment!

Included in your ticket is a champagne or NA beverage for the midnight toast, passed appetizers before the film, a variety show, an audience interactive guide to the film, the screening of MOULIN ROUGE, post show DJ and entertainment, post film dessert and late night snacks, all the party favors you could need, and a special commemorative gift from the Music Box Theatre (It’s an awesome pint glass to take home!)

It’s a great way to enjoy the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014!

Preshow appetizers by Deleece:
• Belgian Endive with Indiana Chevre drizzled with bourbon-honey and candied pecans
• Grilled Flank Steak Bruschetta: chimichurri pesto and horseradish crema
• Lox Canape: Nova lox with dilled buttermilk-cream cheese, red onions and capers
• Chicken Liver Mousse with cranberry-onion chutney, White Bean and Artichoke Bruschetta with truffle oil and Parmesan
• Sweet potato & Ricotta Crostini with fresh sage and hazelnuts

Late Night Dessert and Snacks:
• Deleece Vegetarian Slider
• Pulled Pork Slider
• Merquez Sausage Slider
• Pastry Chef’s Selection of Mini Cakes and Pastries

New Year’s Eve: Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001, 127m)
Tuesday, December 31, 8 p.m. *8:00 PM * Doors open, passed appetizers by Deleece Restaurant, cash bar, DJ Entertainment: Mr. Automatic (Rouge Chicago, Dead 2 Me Records)
9:00 PM Introduction by Dick ODay and Burlesque and Variety Show featuring: * Helena Handbasket-Burlesque * Plucky Rosenthal-Comedian/Variety Act * Lady India De Minuitt-Belly Dancer * Juggler Brad French * Deja Su-Burlesque *9:30 PM * MOULIN ROUGE with an audience interaction guide!
Midnight Champagne toast (Included in ticket price)
Midnight to 1:00 am, DJ entertainment, cash bar, dessert buffet, late night snacks complimentary coffee service

Moulin Rouge!

A film by Baz Luhrmann starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

 

The story of a young writer who falls in love with the terminally-ill star of the Moulin Rouge cabaret.

Join us this New Year’s Eve for a special presentation of the fantastical Moulin Rouge! Writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) recounts his time at the Moulin Rouge where he fell in love with the dancer Satine (Nicole Kidman). Featuring songs by T.Rex, Nirvana, Madonna, Queen, The Police, Elton John, and more.

 


Tue, Dec 31 9:30pm
 
 
 

Bettie Page Reveals All

A film by Mark Mori starring Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Bunny Yeager, Paula Klaw, Dita Von Teese, Tempest Storm

 


“Fascinating! A humanizing portrait of a sex-positive feminist before the classification even existed.”
–Hubert Vigilla, Flixist

Bettie Page Reveals All! is an intimate look at one of the world’s most recognized sex symbols! Narrated by Bettie herself, the film tells her life story-from her humble beginnings to her legendary career as a pin-up model. In a series of never before heard interviews recorded in 1996 & 1999. Bettie candidly discusses everything from her sudden retirement at the peak of her modeling career to her broken marriages, born-again Christianity, bouts of mental illness and resurgence in popularity. Hearing Bettie tell these stories in her own words, with her razor sharp wit and abundant personality shining through is a revelation for her legions of fans!

 


Sat, Dec 21 11:30am
Sun, Dec 22 11:30am
 

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