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Music Box of Horrors! Harvey Fierstein! Chained Heat!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

The Halloween season officially kicks off this weekend with the Music Box of Horrors! We’ve put together 24 hours of insanity, with the creepiest movie monsters, special guests, prizes, and so much more. Do you have want it takes to last all 24 hours? Tickets on sale now, but the are going fast!

But first, on Friday, we’re screening Chained Heat, the best women-in-prison movie in the history of the world, with all the catfights, steamy shower scenes and deviant sexuality you can handle! Star Sybil Danning will be at the Music Box to meet her fans and talk about the film. Presented by Mr Skin, tickets on sale now.

There’s also a special Second Friday Silent Cinema screening of Nosferatu, the 1924 vampire classic, with live organ accompaniment. Advance tickets are on sale for this silent classic based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Horror movies not your thing? No worries, we have lots of other events for you! On Tuesday, join us for Press Pass: Chris Jones with Harvey Fierstein. Harvey Fierstein, actor and author of the new musical “Kinky Boots”, visits the Music Box for a conversation with Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones about his life and work and his longtime support for gay civil rights. Tickets on sale now.

We’re also showing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (STILL the best Star Trek story ever to grace the big screen), National Theatre Live’s latest hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tickets on sale now), and the next installment of The Story of Film: An Odyssey (All series passes on sale now). Yep, it’s a busy busy week at the Music Box, so come on by!

See you at the movies

Wednesday, October 10th – Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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Chained Heat

A film by Paul Nicholas starring Linda Blair, John Vernon and Sybil Danning


White hot desire melts cold prison steel!

In this classic women-in-prison exploitation film, our two protagonists are faced with rapist lesbians who sell crack, sadistic guards, and a prison-wide race-war. There’s also a naked Linda Blair (if you’re into that sort of thing [oh, you are? You’re in luck!]). The women must rise up together against the guards and warden to save themselves.

Star of the film, Sybil Danning, will be live and in-person!


Fri, Oct 12 9:30pm

Press Pass: Chris Jones with Harvey Fierstein

Purchase advance tickets online

Join Tribune critic Chris Jones and Harvey Firestein in front of the Music Box Theatre’s red curtain for this one night event!

“Kinky Boots” just kicked off in Chicago and the show’s author, Harvey Fierstein (also author of “Torch Song Trilogy,” “La Cage Aux Folles” and “Newsies” and an actor in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” and many other movies), talks with Tribune critic Chris Jones about his life and work and his longtime support for gay civil rights.

Trib Nation events are a centerpiece of how we talk with you about current events and ideas that matter to Chicago. We hope to see you at newsroom events to share what we’ve learned and to hear what’s on your mind.

Kinky Boots

A film by Jerry Mitchell starring Stark Sands, Billy Porter


Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the pre-Broadway world premiere of KINKY BOOTS, a brand new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® and Emmy Award-winner Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, which will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street) beginning Oct. 2 through Nov. 4, 2012.

In KINKY BOOTS, Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while stepping out from their fathers’ shadows and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.

Cyndi Lauper’s newest single “Sex is in the Heel,” is a remixed selection from KINKY BOOTS. The track is available for free download at www.KinkyBootstheMusical.com .


Tue, Oct 16 7:00pm

Second Friday Silent Film Presents: Nosferatu

A film by F.W. Murnau starring Max Schreck, Greta Schröder and Ruth Landshoff


The silent classic based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

A man by the name of Thomas Hutter visits Count Orlok, a vampire living in a castle in Transylvania. The next morning, he notices puncture wounds on his neck. He begins to fall ill. By investigating vampires while in town, he suspects that Orlok is Nosferatu, known as the “Bird of Death.” He later finds Orlok stacking coffins, which are then shipped down river, with Orlok hiding in one of them. One by one, members of the ship crew begin to die. Hutter returns to his hometown, only to find that Orlok has moved in across the street. There, Hutter resolves to defeat him.


Fri, Oct 12 7:30pm

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

A film by Nicholas Meyer starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and DeForest Kelley


Beyond the darkness…beyond the human evolution…is Khan.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, we’re showing the digital restoration of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. With the aide of his Enterprise crew, Captain Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan, from using his son’s life-generating device, Genesis, as the ultimate weapon.


Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A film by Lisa Immordino Vreeland starring Diana Vreeland


An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century.

“When discussing tastemakers of the 20th century, few names conjure "style" with the zest of Diana Vreeland, and docu The Eye Has to Travel gets the zing just right.”

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is about an enduring icon whose influence changed the faces of fashion, beauty, art, publishing — and culture itself — forever.

Vreeland’s story illustrates the entry of women into roles of power and prominence during the 20th century, travelling through some of its greatest historical and cultural eras, including Paris’s Belle Epoque, New York in the Roaring 20s, and London in the Swinging 60s.


Sleepwalk With Me

A film by Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish starring Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett


“An endearing indie feature about the day-to-day indecisions and nocturnal perambulations of a commitment-phobic New Yorker.”

“I’m going to tell you a story and it’s true… I always have to tell people that.” So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut.

We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Based on the successful one-man show, Sleepwalk with Me engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art.



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