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Thursday, December 18th – Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

 
 

2014 Annual Music Box Christmas Show

Friday 12 – Thursday 25 December 2014

 

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One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box!

Who could have predicted on that snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that 30 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become a 9-day extravaganza that grows more popular with each passing year? People from all around Chicagoland have made this terrific, old-fashioned event part of their family’s holiday tradition.

Each year, holiday revelers are greeted by none other than Santa Claus, live and in person. Santa welcomes the audience and, accompanied by the theater organist, leads them in the singing of the most cherished Christmas carols of all time. The lyrics are projected onto the theater’s screen so no one misses a chance to sing their hearts out.

Then the audience sits back and enjoys a Christmas movie classic. Some folks like to keep the music going and opt to see White Christmas so they can sing the timeless lyrics of Irving Berlin along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay and Rosemary Clooney. Others prefer to cheer for Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey and hiss Mr. Potter during a showing of the heart-warming It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra,1946).

And those truly filled with holiday spirit see both films!

If you and your family want to be part of the holiday fun, send a photo from past years at the Music Box Theatre with the names of those in the picture to boxoffice@musicboxtheatre.com and we will add you to the preshow slideshow on the big screen!

How do I purchase tickets?

Online Tickets: Tickets through the Music Box Theatre website will go on sale starting on Friday, October 31st at noon.

Tickets through the Music Box Theatre Box Office go on sale starting on Monday, November 3rd at noon.

You can call the Music Box Theatre Box Office from 4:00pm to 9:00pm daily at 773-871-6607 to purchase tickets over the phone or in person.

For groups of 20 or more, please email groups@musicboxtheatre.com or call 773-871-6607 (for group sales only, please call between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday).

In addition, if you’re looking to throw a holiday party or make dinner reservations in the area, check out these options!

 


Thu, Dec 18   White Christmas   3:20pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   6:30pm
  White Christmas   9:40pm
Fri, Dec 19   It’s a Wonderful Life   3:20pm
  White Christmas   6:30pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   9:40pm
Sat, Dec 20   It’s a Wonderful Life   12:15pm
  White Christmas   3:20pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   6:30pm
  White Christmas   9:40pm
Sun, Dec 21   It’s a Wonderful Life   12:15pm
  White Christmas   3:20pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   6:30pm
Tue, Dec 23   White Christmas   3:20pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   6:30pm
  White Christmas   9:40pm
Wed, Dec 24   White Christmas   12:15pm
  It’s a Wonderful Life   3:20pm
 
 

Best Picture at Austin Fantastic Fest,
2014
 

The Babadook

A film by Jennifer Kent starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

 

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.


“5 Stars! An expertly unsettling horror film...”
Time Out New York

“An impressively chilling exercise in old-school restraint...”
–Film.com

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control as he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, and she slowly begins to realize that his fears may not be unfounded.

 


Fri, Dec 19 3:10pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Sat, Dec 20 3:10pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Sun, Dec 21 3:10pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Mon, Dec 22 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Tue, Dec 23 3:10pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Wed, Dec 24 3:10pm
Thu, Dec 25 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
 
 
 

Music Box’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature 2014

Monday 22 December 2014

 

For 31 years the Music Box Theatre has been the Chicago home for White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life, but once again, we present an amazing Alternative Christmas Double Feature.

Why? Because most of us at the Music Box are still a little jaded that we never got that remote control car for Christmas 1987. This year, we celebrate with a double feature of Home Alone and Die Hard. Yippee ki yay, you filthy animal!

 


Mon, Dec 22   Die Hard   6:15pm
  Home Alone   8:30pm
 
 

US Documentary, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival Awards
2012

Audience Choice Award, Chicago International Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival
2014

Nominated: Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival Awards Cannes Film Festival Awards
2014

Nominated: Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival Toronto International Film Festival
2014

Nominated: Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival Awards Cannes Film Festival Awards
2014

Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival Awards Cannes Film Festival Awards
2014

FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award, Berlin International Film Festival
2014

Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival Awards Cannes Film Festival Awards
2014

FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival Awards Cannes Film Festival Awards
2014

Best Picture at Austin Fantastic Fest,
2014

Documentary Feature - Margaret Brown, SXSW Grand Jury Award, SxSW Narrative Feature Competition
2014

Nominated: Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival Toronto International Film Festival
2014

Documentary Special Jury Prize - Use of Animation, Sundance Film Festival Awards
2014

Editing Award: U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival Awards
2014

Founder's Award, Chicago International Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival
2013

Nominated: Best Writing, Written Directly for the Screen, Academy Awards Academy Awards
1961

Al Hicks, Best New Documentary Director, Toronto International Film Festival Toronto International Film Festival
2014
 

A Very Kubrick Christmas

25 December 2014 – Thursday 1 January 2015

 

This holiday season, don’t let yourself get cabin fever – come celebrate with a legend of cinema, Mr. Stanley Kubrick! We’re screening nearly every film this former photographer made – all from 35mm prints! It’s our gift to you, dear cinephile. Films include A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, LOLITA, DR. STRANGELOVE, KILLER’S KISS, and many more. And yes, we will be screening EYES WIDE SHUT on Christmas Day!

 
 
 

Force Majeure

A film by Ruben Östlund starring Brady Corbet, Jakob Granqvist, Kristofer Hivju

 

Official submission of Sweden to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015.


“An ice-cold knockout. Brilliantly perceptive and frostily funny.”
–Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

“??Force Majeure?? is a jolt. you won’t know what hit you. Director Ostlund shifts gears from humor to psychological thriller with cunning skill.”
–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

 


Thu, Dec 18 5:00pm · 9:30pm
Sat, Dec 20 12:45pm
Sun, Dec 21 12:45pm
Wed, Dec 24 12:45pm
 

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