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The Loneliest Planet! Sing-A-Long Xanadu! National Theatre Live!
 
Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

This Friday, we’re opening The Loneliest Planet, starring Gael Garcia Bernal. An engaged couple’s backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves. Scott Tobias of the AV Club gives it an A!

On Saturday at midnight, it’s Sing-A-Long Xanadu! Belt out Electric Light Orchestra tunes with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly at this tacky, hilarious extravaganza filled with roller skating, neon, spandex, and lots and lots of glitter. Hosted by Dick O’Day and the Camp Midnight Players! Tickets on sale now.

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Finally, tickets for the 29th Annual Music Box Christmas Show are now on sale! Join us this holiday season for screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas. There will be caroling, decorations and of course, Santa!

See you at the movies

Thursday, November 1st – Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

 
 

The Loneliest Planet

A film by Julia Loktev starring Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal and Bidzina Gujabidze

 

A story about the moment that changes everything.


“...powerful, exquisitely lensed.”
Variety

Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are young and in love and backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide (Bidzina Gujabidze) to lead them on a camping trek, and they set off into the beautiful wilderness. Then, a moment that threatens to tear the young couple apart. They continue the trek dealing with the regret and fallout of instinctual actions. This is a tale about love and forgiveness, coming to terms with an action, and rebuilding a relationship with a new view of your partner.

 


Fri, Nov 2 2:30pm · 4:45pm · 7:19pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Nov 3 2:30pm · 4:45pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Nov 4 1:30pm · 3:45pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Mon, Nov 5 3:45pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Tue, Nov 6 3:45pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Wed, Nov 7 3:45pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Thu, Nov 8 3:45pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Fri, Nov 9 1:30pm · 4:00pm · 6:20pm
Sat, Nov 10 1:30pm · 4:00pm · 6:20pm
Sun, Nov 11 1:30pm · 4:00pm · 6:20pm
Mon, Nov 12 4:00pm · 6:20pm
Tue, Nov 13 4:00pm
Wed, Nov 14 4:00pm · 6:20pm
Thu, Nov 15 4:00pm · 6:20pm
 
 
 

Sing-A-Long Xanadu!

Purchase advance tickets online

Sing along while your dreams come true!

For one magical night only, Xanadu will be experienced the only way a classic musical roller disco film should be presented – in a theater filled with leg-warmers, drag queens and screaming Xanadu fans of all shapes and sizes belting out the film’s well known songs!

Sing-Along Xanadu promises a tacky, hilarious extravaganza filled with roller skating, neon, spandex, and lots and lots of glitter. Hosted by Dick O’Day and the Camp Midnight Players!

Xanadu

A film by Robert Greenwald starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

 

This romantic musical fantasy film is the story of Sonny Malone and the search for his muse. After running into a roller-skating woman named Kira (Olivia Newton-John), Sonny becomes obsessed with finding her again. He is lead to an abandoned auditorium, where he finds Kira again. Literally a Greek muse, she unites him with Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), a man who was similarly inspired by Kira 40 years ago. They team up to build the world’s greatest roller disco rink.

 


Sat, Nov 3 midnight
 
 
 

The Last of the Haussmans

A film by Howard Davies starring Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear, and Helen McCrory

 

Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in this eagerly-anticipated new play: a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip.

Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she’s joined by wayward offspring Nick and Libby, sharp-eyed granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter, and Daniel, a troubled teenager who makes use of the family’s crumbling swimming pool. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

One of Britain’s best-loved and most versatile actors, Julie Walters has won BAFTA, Golden Globe and Olivier Awards for her work. Her screen credits range from Educating Rita to celebrated work with Victoria Wood, from lead roles in the movies of Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter to portraying Mo Mowlam for Channel 4.

Rory Kinnear recently won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance as Hamlet at the National Theatre. Helen McCrory’s acclaimed work includes the films The Queen and, recently, Hugo.

 


Wed, Nov 7 6:00pm
 
 
 

Keep the Lights On

A film by Ira Sachs starring Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane

 

An emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction.


“Out of lost love comes a terrific work of art; it’s the oldest story in the world, but it always feels new when it’s done right.”
Salon.com

Documentary filmmaker Erik (acclaimed Danish actor Thure Lindhardt in his first leading role in a U.S. film) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex.

In an almost decade­‐long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself.

 


Fri, Nov 2 2:45pm
 
 
 

Dune

A film by David Lynch starring Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, and Francesca Annis

 

Too epic? Too many creative inputs? Too ambitious? Nonsense! After a decade’s worth of production troubles, producer Dino De Laurentiis and writer-director David Lynch teamed up to make the messy masterpiece they would come to disagree on. Power and immortality are up for grabs on the planet Dune as the prophetic Paul Atreides leads a bunch of surpressed workers in a grand revolt. Critics may have been harsh and the movie may have bombed, but over the years the fans have kept Dune alive and relevant, a true force in visceral sci-fi poetry.

 


Fri, Nov 2 midnight
 
 
 

The American Scream

A film by Michael Paul Stephenson starring Matthew Brodeur, Victor Bariteau and Manny Souza

 


“Clearly a labor of love from all involved, The American Scream is a warm and touching look at three families doing what they love with what they have.”
–Luke Mullen, Film School Rejects

“I consistently alternated beaming and welling up tears throughout the entirety of Michael Paul Stephenson’s THE AMERICAN SCREAM. And you’re likely to, as well”
–Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria

From the director of Best Worst Movie, The American Scream follows Halloween in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where every year, the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world is revealed. The Bariteau, Souza, and Brodeur families are known as “haunters” and spend hours upon hours turning their homes into elaborate haunted houses every Halloween. This documentary follows them through their hardships and triumphs, and paints a compelling and sometimes heartbreaking portrait of American blue-collar life.

 


Fri, Nov 2 midnight
Sat, Nov 3 midnight
 

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