This weekend, the Music Box is for lovers, so grab your best guy or gal and head down to the theatre as we celebrate the holiday!
On Valentine’s Day, come see The Princess Bride, the fairy tale that puts the “comedy” in “romantic comedy”, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing. The interactive screening comes complete with prop bags, a pre-show costume contest, and more! Tickets on sale now.
Saturday afternoon, it’s time for our annual screening of the classic film Casablanca, beginning with a special “Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sing-Along” with accompaniment from the Music Box organ. After the sing-a-long, you and your sweetheart can canoodle, and watch Bogart and Bergman in the timeless Casablanca, one of the great romantic films of all time. Tickets on sale now.
In The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed, planning to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. Currently rated 100% FRESH on RottenTomatoes, The Playlist calls it “Crowd pleasing and enjoyable. . . Admiringly respectful and carefully considered”.
Before you fill out your Oscar ballot, head down to the Music Box for For Your Consideration: A Week Of Oscar. Our film series includes nominees for this year’s awards in a wide variety of categories, from Best Picture (Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street) to Best Documentary (The Act of Killing) to Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa). Check out the full schedule here.
On Saturday night, check out HUMP Tour, a selection of thought-provoking, outrageous, sexy, and artistic short films from the HUMP! Film Festival, hosted by Dan Savage (Tickets on sale now). On Sunday morning, Tom Hiddleston stars in National Theatre Live’s production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (Tickets on sale now).
If you’re not the sentimental type, come by for our midnight screenings of the holiday slasher My Bloody Valentine. We’re screening a vintage 35mm print, featuring extra gore never shown theatrically!
We also have daily screenings of The Great Beauty, matinee screenings of the comedy noir Dangerous Blondes, a Sunday matinee of Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A, and a special Thursday presentation of Press Pass presents Miracle, presented by the Chicago Tribune.
See you at the movies