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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Hey Horror Fans,

This Friday, we’re opening Big Bad Wolves, called “The best film of 2013” by no less than Quentin Tarantino! A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. Don’t miss this mesmerizing thriller!

Also this weekend, one final screening of Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. This visionary production from National Theatre Live presents a thrilling new take on Mary Shelley’s tale of the nature of good and evil. Advance tickets on sale now.

Finally, take a look at our Midnight Movie schedule, which includes Richard Kelly’s modern cult classic Donnie Darko, a Valentine’s screening of the original slasher My Bloody Valentine, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Advance tickets on sale), The Room (Advance tickets on sale), and much more!

Tuesday, January 14th – Monday, January 20th, 2014


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Big Bad Wolves

A film by Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales starring Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad

 


“Sensational! The best film of 2013.”
–Quentin Tarantino

“This mesmerizing revenge thriller is filled with surprising plot twists and generous doses of mordant humor.”
The Hollywood Reporter

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

 
 
 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A film by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick

 

Featuring the Midnight Madness shadowcast, who ensure what’s happening in the audience is just as entertaining as what is on screen.

This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).

For 35 years, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has delighted audiences and terrified parents. The Music Box Theatre is the proud Chicago home of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Every screening has a shadowcast of the film (that’s actors acting in front of the screen during the film), and the Halloween screenings are known to sell out!

The Midnight Madness Virgin Kit

The Midnight Madness Virgin Kit (or “prop bag”) contains all you need for a Rocky Horror showing. Midnight Madness sells participation kits at The Music Box for $3. The performers do not get paid for performing at any venue, and 100% of the proceeds from kit sales go back to cast costumes, props, promotions, etc.

What’s in the bag?

Balloon, Glow Stick, Time Warp Flier, Rubber Glove, Noisemaker, Confetti Bag, Toilet Paper, Party Hat, Sponge, Paper Plates, Cards, Instructions, Bag

Don’t-Look-Like-a-Virgin tip

Do not throw objects at the screen — that’s just not cool and can damage a very expensive screen. Thanks!

Using your Prop Bag items

  • Balloon: During the song “Science Fiction Double Feature”, pop at the “When worlds collide” lyric.
  • Glow Stick / flashlight: (no lighters, matches, flammables due to fire code restrictions) During the song “There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)”, light up at the “There’s a Light” chorus.
  • How to Time Warp Flier: During the “Time Warp”, get up and dance!
  • Rubber Glove: During the Time Warp, get up and dance!
  • Noisemakers: During the “Lab” scene, make a noise when the Transylvanian Guests use their noisemakers.
  • Confetti: At the end of the “Lab” scene, when the wedding march is being played, throw some.
  • Toilet Paper: When Dr. Scott makes his entrance and Brad exclaims “Great Scott!”, use some.
  • Party Hat: During dinner, Frank will put on his party hat, and you should too — it’s a party now!
  • Paper Plates: Use when Frank pulls the table cloth off the dinner table.
  • Bell: Ring when Frank is chasing Janet after dinner and asks the musical question “Did you hear a bell ring?” and during the song “Planet Schmanet”.
  • Sponges: Use when Columbia makes her “bitch out” speech and says to Frank, “You’re like a sponge!”
  • Cards: Bring them out after The Floor Show, when Frank sits down and sings the line, “cards for sorrow, cards for pain”.
  • Rope: Use when the rope falls from the rigging after Riff finishes shooting.

Not Allowed

  • Toast
  • Hot dogs and prunes
  • Rice
  • Water guns

 


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Sat, Apr 16 midnight
Sat, May 14 midnight
Sat, Jun 18 midnight
Sat, Jul 16 midnight
Sat, Aug 13 midnight
 
 
 

Donnie Darko

A film by Richard Kelly starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

 

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. We’ve all been there, right? We are screening the original theatrical version of Donnie Darko, not that weird director’s cut that tries to explain too much. Come see it how you’d like to remember it.

 
 
 

My Bloody Valentine

A film by George Milhalka starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck

 

Of all the holiday-themed slashers, this film is closest to our hearts! There’s a big Valentine’s day party planned in the little mining town of Valentine’s Bluff. It is the first V-Day party in twenty years after a horrific tragedy marred the date for the townsfolk. When a box of candy arrives containing an eerie warning and a blood-soaked heart, the elder citizens can’t believe it could be happening again…Screening from a vintage 35mm print featuring extra gore never shown theatrically!

 

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