Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
In Museum Hours, a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, and the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the way artworks reflect and shape the world. The Chicago Tribune gives it 4 stars!
Shakespeare comes to the Music Box, courtesy of National Theatre Live. On Saturday, back by popular demand, we have another screening of the tragedy Macbeth, starring Kenneth Branagh. On Sunday & Wednesday, we’re screening Hamlet, Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition. Purchase advance tickets now.
Our midnights this weekend include the madcap comedy Clue, with audience interaction and live shadowcast by Midnight Madness, the great performers who make our Rocky Horror screenings so much fun (Purchase advance tickets). We also have an imported 35mm print of the erotic gothic fantasy Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and the sci-fi classic-in-the-making Big Ass Spider! (Purchase advance tickets now).
For this month’s installment of Industry Mondays, we’re presenting the original Swedish adaptation of the literary hit The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. As always, the film will be preceded by tastings of spectacular, rare beers from the exceptional portfolio of Vanberg & DeWulf. Purchase advance tickets now.
Our Sat/Sun matinee is Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Kurt Vonnegut’s only screenwriting credit, starring Rod Steiger as a man returning from the jungle after being presumed dead for 8 years (Not on DVD!). We also have daily screenings of the illuminating documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali and psychological thriller Escape From Tomorrow.
And finally, beginning Friday Nov 22nd, it’s the Music Box Theatre’s 30th Anniversary! In 1983, The Music Box Theatre reopened after a few years of hard times. To celebrate, we’re running two weeks of special events and films, including screenings of North By Northwest, The Big Lebowski, Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman, Singin’ In The Rain, and more! Check out our full schedule now.
See you at the movies