Happy Wednesday, Music Boxers
Tomorrow we’re celebrating the 4th of July with two classic musicals. At 2pm, it’s Jimmy Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy (Purchase advance tickets). Then, at 5pm, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John star in our Grease Sing-A-Long. Sing-a-long with the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, and be out in time for fireworks. Purchase advance Grease tickets now.
On Friday, we’re opening two great new films. In A Hijacking, the crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. This taut, all-too-realistic thriller is currently rated 98% Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com!
In The Wall, the newest release from Music Box Films, a woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. The Village Voice calls it ““Beautiful and Haunting”, and Screen International raves “Riveting and emotionally involving from start to finish”!
On Monday, we have a one-time screening of Hey Bartender, which tells the story of how the renaissance of the bartender comes to be in the era of the craft cocktail, focusing on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams. The documentary will be preceded by a cocktail reception, and followed by a Q&A with director Douglas Tirola, star Jim Meehan, and local bartenders. Purchase advance tickets now.
On Tuesday, Neil Gaiman visits the Music Box for a reading and signing of his new book, The Ocean At The End Of The Line. Tickets to this event are sold out, and seating will begin around 6pm.
Midnights movies this weekend include Wet Hot American Summer, starring almost every comedian you love (And Christopher Meloni to boot!), and Elijah Wood playing against type in Maniac.
We also have additional weekend screenings of a couple of favorites from our Summer Music Film Festival, A Band Called Death and Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, and screenings all week of the horror-comedy 100 Bloody Acres.
Our weekend matinees include Joseph Cotten in the Spaghetti Western The Hellbenders and the kid-friendly My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (Purchase advance tickets now).
And don’t forget, next weekend, comedian Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, WALL-E) comes to the Music Box to premiere his new film Dealin’ WIth Idiots, co-starring Bob Odenkirk, J.B. Smoove, & Fred Willard! Purchase advance tickets now!
See you at the movies