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Sightseers! Orson Welles’ The Trial! Rocky Horror!
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

This week we’re opening Sightseers, the new film from director Ben Wheatley (Kill List). In this gleefully gory laugh riot, Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. Produced by Shaun Of The Dead creator Edgar Wright and co-written & starring members of The Mighty Boosh and Garth Merenghi’s Dark Place, this black comedy is not to be missed! Check out The Playlist’s 5 Reasons You Must See Sightseers

Our Orson Welles matinee series continues this weekend with The Trial. Welles and Anthony Perkins star in this gripping adaptation of Franz Kafka’s tale of a nightmarish totalitarian state. Given 4 stars by Roger Ebert, the Music Box is thrilled to give our patrons the rare chance to see this film on the big screen!

This weekend, cult classics come out at midnight. On Friday, it’s The Room, director/writer/“actor” Tommy Wiseau’s bizarre drama about love and betrayal (Purchase advance tickets now). Then, on Saturday night, it’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Grab a virgin kit and join the Midnight Madness shadow cast for a party that’s been going on for over 35 years (Purchase advance tickets now).

And finally, if you’ve been to the theatre this week, you’ve no doubt noticed that we are in the midst of some renovations. We are currently making some major adjustments to Theatre 2, affectionately known as “the little theatre”. We’re adding a bigger screen, new seats, and much more. Read all about the project here.

See you at the movies

Wednesday, May 15th – Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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A film by Ben Wheatley starring Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies


A pair of sad-sack lovers turns into a frumpy Bonnie and Clyde as their romantic getaway to the English countryside turns into a bloody killing spree.

“A wicked little pic in which a tacky couple discovers that cross-country road-tripping makes it surprisingly easy -- and fun! -- to knock off the more obnoxious characters they encounter en route.”
–Peter Debruge, Variety

In this gleefully gory laugh riot, directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world via a fantasy journey through the British Isles. It doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers, pre-booked caravan sites and Tina’s meddling mother conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him the wrong way, over a very jagged edge.


The Trial

A film by Orson Welles starring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider


A gripping adaptation of Franz Kafka’s tale of Joseph K (Anthony Perkins in an outstanding performance), a man arrested for a crime that is never explained to him. Though his neighbors all scorn him, no one seems willing or able to help him, not even his mysterious defense attorney. Filmed in an abandoned train station in Paris, the strange setting perfectly captured the bizarre and nightmarish world of Kafka’s mythical totalitarian state.


The Room

A film by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero


This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since 2003!. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”

Uninhibited by cinematic convention, this quirky cult favorite about lust and duplicity delivers nonstop laughs from beginning to end as the film’s central character (writer-director Tommy Wiseau) discovers that his foxy fiancée, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), is bedding his best friend. Adding to the hilarity are Greg Sestero, who plays the backstabbing buddy, and Carolyn Minnott as Lisa’s materialistic mom.


Fri, Jul 19 midnight
Fri, Mar 21 midnight
Fri, Dec 4 10:00pm
Fri, Apr 15 midnight
Fri, May 13 midnight
Fri, Jun 17 midnight
Fri, Jul 15 midnight
Fri, Aug 12 midnight
Fri, Sep 23 7:30pm · 11:00pm

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