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<cite>Force Majeure</cite>
Next screening, 2:00pm

Force Majeure

directed by Ruben Östlund in English 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

<cite>The Sound of Music</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, 4:00pm

The Sound of Music

directed by Robert Wise starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

This classic film, one of the most beloved of all time, is back at the Music Box for the whole family to sing along to. Maria (Julie Andrews) joins the von Trapp family as a governess in Austria, right before the Nazi occupation. She teaches the von Trapp children music, while also falling in love with the Captain von Trapp.

A story about love, music, joy, and fighting for what is right, The Sound of Music is a film for all ages.

The lyrics will appear on screen for anyone who doesn’t know all the words to “The Sound of Music,” “Do-Re-Me,” and of course, “My Favorite Things.”

<cite>Diplomacy</cite>
Next screening, Sat 29 Nov, 11:30am

Diplomacy

directed by Volker Schlöndorff starring André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’.

“Passionate, engaging and emotional... A fine return to form for the veteran German helmer (The Tin Drum)... An elegant orchestrated pas de deux between formidable opponents.” —Variety

<cite>NT Live: Of Mice And Men</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, Tue 2 Dec, 5:00pm

NT Live: Of Mice And Men

directed by Anna Shapiro in English starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

<cite>Jaws</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, Wed 3 Dec, 7:30pm

Jaws

See Steven Spielberg’s classic on the big screen and witness how movie making was forever changed. Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga is based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel. When pieces of late night skinny dipper wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) is more concerned with the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on shark alert. After the Great White consumes a few more victims it is up to visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and Sheriff Brody to join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw) to hunt down the beast on Quint’s boat “The Orca.”

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce presents: A Night with <cite>Elf</cite>
Next screening, Thu 4 Dec, 5:30pm

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce presents: A Night with Elf

directed by Jon Favreau starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschenel

If “Smiling’s your Favorite” join the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce as we kick off the Holiday Season with two showings of Elf at the Music Box Theatre.

Get your picture taken with Buddy The Elf and treat yourself to a holiday cocktail before the show!

Only a “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins” would miss this!

<cite>National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein</cite>

Tickets

Next screening, Sun 30 Nov, 8:00pm

National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein [Video]

directed by Danny Boyle starring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) returned to the theatre to direct this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

“A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.” —The Telegraph

Friday, November 28th

2:00pm
Force Majeure
4:00pm

Tickets

The Sound of Music
4:30pm
Force Majeure
7:00pm
Force Majeure
8:30pm

Tickets

The Sound of Music
9:30pm
Force Majeure
midnight
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Saturday, November 29th

11:30am

Tickets

The Sound of Music
11:30am
Diplomacy
2:00pm
Force Majeure
4:00pm

Tickets

The Sound of Music
4:30pm
Force Majeure
7:00pm
Force Majeure
8:30pm

Tickets

The Sound of Music
9:30pm
Force Majeure
midnight
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Special Announcements

Christmas Show 2014 Tickets on sale now!

Get your tickets while you can! Most shows sell out!

Now you can buy your tickets online!

The Music Box Theatre has developed a new ticketing solution and now tickets can be purchased for most screenings online! As always, you can visit our Showtimes page (by clicking above) and see any upcoming screenings we have scheduled. Generally, the full showtime schedule is published on Wednesdays for the following Friday through Thursday. A partial schedule may be available further in advance for special events.

Meals & Deals

Cullen’s Bar and Grill

3741 N. Southport Ave (773) 975-0600

Located on Southport just north of the Music Box Theater, we’ve been a part of Wrigleyville for over 15 years. Stop in for a pint and meet our friendly staff, check out our daily specials and enjoy our great food. There’s always something fun happening at Cullen’s and we look forward to serving you soon!

After your film present your ticket stub and receive a 15% discount off of your check! (After screening only)

Deleece Restaurant

3747 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 325-1710

Enjoy our mouthwatering new menu in our beautiful new surroundings. We look forward to seeing you at our new location just a few doors north of the Music Box Theatre.

Show your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for 10% off your meal!

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

Bring in your Music Box Theatre ticket stub for a free appetizer for your table!

Fandor

Fandor is where the film community comes together, where filmmakers and enthusiasts are advancing film culture, and where audiences are connecting with films across genres and decades. Fandor offers a broad library of independent and international cinema specially curated to make discovering new and classic favorites easy and accessible. Fandor’s member-based service allows audiences to watch unlimited movies wherever they are: on TVs, computers and mobile devices. Fandor showcases and supports the world’s best filmmakers and returns half its revenue to them. For more information, visit www.Fandor.com.

Get 40% off your Fandor Membership!

Candyality

3425 N. Southport Avenue (773) 472-7800

Candyality carries thousands of bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, and more. Need M&Ms in 21 colors? We have that! How about your favorite flavor of Jelly Bellys? We carry over 30 flavors! Licorice? We’ve created Chicago’s first licorice bar offering a selection from many corners of the world.

10% off with this coupon and your purchase of $5 or more

Toons

Bring in your Music Box ticket after the show for 20% off your bill of $20 or more

More Partners

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

Affordable, college-level training with accomplished industry and independent filmmakers.

Grayslake Antique Market

Zurko Promotions is committed to providing quality markets and shows for its customers and dealers throughout the Midwest.

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State Street 312.846.2800

For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema.

Mosaic School

Chicago Mosaic School gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction.

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

I have passion for, dedication to and expertise in Chicago and all that is real estate.

Broughton Hotels

Broughton Hotels manages 3 hotels in Chicago: City Suites Hotel, Majestic Hotel, and The Willows Hotel.

Graham School

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies serves as a bridge to a broad local, national, and international community of adult learners who wish to study at one of the best universities in the world.

CustomEyes

773.871.2020 

Custom Eyes has been serving the north side of Chicago since we opened on Southport in 2003. Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of service from the moment you walk through the door.

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education.

Duran

Duran European Sandwiches located in River West

Music Box Films

A highly acclaimed distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, DVD and television markets in the United States.

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on-Demand.

Chicago Reader Real Deal

Since 1971, the Reader has served as Chicago’s political conscience, cultural guide, and music authority. We have thousands of reviews in our film archives; you can check them out and see what’s streaming on Hulu & Netflix with our Old Movies to Watch Now feature.

LM Restaurant Group

703 309 1856

Founded in 2009 by Nicole and Stephan Outrequin Quaisser, LM Restaurant Group is the unifying force behind Bistronomic, Brasserie by LM, Cafe Creme, Troquet River North and LM Catering. What started as a single concept, named after the couple’s two children, Luc and Mary, LM Restaurant Group is now synonymous with authentic French cuisine in Chicago. Each unique concept aims to provide a true French dining experience while showcasing a range of French fare in an approachable way. Additionally, all restaurants offer an array of private dining options guaranteed to make any gathering a success.

Go Lakeview

The GoLakeview Mobile App is designed to actively promote local business and community events through an easy to navigate, feature rich App. The useful tool for travelers & local residents is available for download on Apple iTunes & Android Market. The App is brought to you by the Lakeview & Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre Productions is firmly committed to providing the Chicago non-profit performing arts community a welcoming shared space to incubate new projects and collaborations by providing high quality and below cost performance, rehearsal, office and reception space supported by a staff of theatre professionals.

Lagunitas Beer

Lagunitas is coming to Chicago! Well, they are already here…. but soon their new brewery, taproom, and restaurant will be open in Pilsen. Until then, grab a beer on your way into a screening at the Music Box Theatre (assuming you are 21 and responsible enough to handle yourself during a screening)

The Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theater Chicago, your neighborhood playhouse, is now playing the Tony Award winning AVENUE Q, a gut-bustlingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life.

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

A simple Argentine storefront tucked away at the north end of the hot Southport strip.

Basecamp

Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool.

Flaco’s Tacos

Flaco’s Tacos… Fresh. Simple. Super-Tasty.

The Second City Training Center

1608 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60657 312-664-3959. 

Chicago is the world capital of improvisation (improv) and sketch comedy, and The Second City is in the heart of it. For fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers. We offer a variety of classes in the performance arts for students at any level of experience.

Caged Dames

CAGED DAMES! A new Musical from Hell in a Handbag Productions by David Cerda at Theatre Wit

Special Events

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce presents: A Night with <cite>Elf</cite>

Thu 4 Dec

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce presents: A Night with Elf

directed by Jon Favreau starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschenel

If “Smiling’s your Favorite” join the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce as we kick off the Holiday Season with two showings of Elf at the Music Box Theatre.

Get your picture taken with Buddy The Elf and treat yourself to a holiday cocktail before the show!

Only a “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins” would miss this!

Scrooge and Marley

Tickets

Sat 6 Dec

Scrooge and Marley

directed by Richard Knight, Jr. and Peter Neville starring David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Richard Ganoung, David Moretti, Ronnie Kroell, JoJo Baby, Becca Kaufman, and Narrated by Judith Light

Join us for this holiday movie with cast and crew in attendance!

2014 Annual Music Box Christmas Show
Fri 12  – Thu 25 Dec

2014 Annual Music Box Christmas Show

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!

Blog

Christmas Show schedule 2014!

by Dave Jennings, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:16pm

Ticket information is now available for the 2014 Christmas Double Feature! Tickets go on sale on October 31st!

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Scrooge and Marley

Tickets

opens Sun 7 Dec

Scrooge and Marley

directed by Richard Knight, Jr. and Peter Neville starring David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Richard Ganoung, David Moretti, Ronnie Kroell, JoJo Baby, Becca Kaufman, and Narrated by Judith Light

Join us for this holiday movie with cast and crew in attendance!

 

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