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<cite>The Woman on the Beach</cite>


Next screening, 11:30am

The Woman on the Beach [35mm]

directed by Jean Renoir starring Robert Ryan, Joan Bennet

The final studio picture for Jean Renoir stars Robert Ryan as an engaged US Coast Guard plagued by recurring metaphysical nightmares. Chance places Ryan in the path of Joan Bennet, the comely, mysterious wife of a blind painter. As friendship blossoms into perhaps something more, Ryan finds little resistance from the prospective cuckold. Careful, Ryan – if you weren’t so lovestruck, you’d see that’s a bright red flag!

<cite>Adult Beginners</cite>


Next screening, 1:20pm

Adult Beginners

directed by Ross Katz in English starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale

Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale star in this witty comedy.

“A warmly appealing dramedy” —Variety

<cite>Dior and I</cite>


Next screening, 2:00pm

Dior and I

directed by Frederic Tcheng in English starring Raf Simons

Enter the storied world that is the House of Christian Dior.

“A brilliant film- I loved it” —Harper's Bazaar

<cite>It Follows</cite>


Next screening, 9:45pm

It Follows

directed by David Robert Mitchell in English starring Maika Monroe

After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.

“Tender, remarkably ingenious and scalp-pricklingly scary...” —Daily Telegraph

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents <cite>Sense and Sensibility</cite>


Next screening, Mon 27 Apr, 7:00pm

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Sense and Sensibility

directed by Ang Lee starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents this special screening of Ang Lee’s 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.



Next screening, Wed 29 Apr, 7:30pm


directed by Jason Wise in English starring Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble

Somm takes you on the ultimate insider’s tour into a world of obsession, hope, and friendship in red, blanc and sometimes rose.

This screening of SOMM is additionally hosted by City Winery Chicago. Rachel Driver Speckan, CS, certified sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and Beverage Director of City Winery, will lead an educational discussion including a blind taste test of three different City Winery wines following the film.

Special Announcements

IDA Wins Best Foreign Film Oscar!

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


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Get 40% off your Fandor Membership!

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

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

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!


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


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

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!

More Partners

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.


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

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

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

Columbia College Chicago

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

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.

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.

Mosaic School

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Flaco’s Tacos

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


Duran European Sandwiches located in River West



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.

Films of the Future

We review films before we see them.

Films of the Future is a weekly podcast recorded in Chicago, Illinois. It’s recorded in the present but you’re probably listening to it in the future so by then it will be the past. Even then, the movie may not have been released yet so there’s definitely some weird time stuff going on.

Films of the Future is hosted by Kendall Bruns and Alan Metoskie.

Grayslake Antique Market

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

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

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

Caged Dames

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

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

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

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.

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.

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

Broughton Hotels

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

Special Events

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents <cite>Sense and Sensibility</cite>


Mon 27 Apr

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Sense and Sensibility

directed by Ang Lee starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents this special screening of Ang Lee’s 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015


Fri 1  – Thu 7 May

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015

The 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival will be a grand week of Chicago premieres!

Welcome To Me Opening Night, with Director Shira Piven


Fri 8 May

Welcome To Me Opening Night, with Director Shira Piven

directed by Shira Piven in English starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Director Shira Piven visits the Music Box for the opening night premiere of her new film Welcome To Me, followed by a Q&A. Co-presented by Piven Theatre Workshop.

“Strange and startlingly inspired... breezily bonkers...” —Variety

Second Saturday Silent Cinema


Sat 14 Mar – Sat 11 Apr

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

Mother’s Day With Mamma Mia!


Sun 10 May

Mother’s Day With Mamma Mia!

directed by Phyllida Lloyd starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried

Come dressed in your best 1970’s garb ready for a celebratory fashion show before Mamma Mia! Celebrate Mother’s Day with ABBA! Live pre-show featuring your host Dick O’Day! 70’s fashion contest!

The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival presents UHF


Wed 27 May

The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival presents UHF

directed by Jay Levey in English starring Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Richards, Victoria Jackson

Introduction and Q&A with “Weird Al” Yankovic and director Jay Levey
7pm & 10pm screenings

The Lives of Robert Ryan, featuring <cite>The Set-Up</cite>


Sun 31 May

The Lives of Robert Ryan, featuring The Set-Up

directed by Robert Wise in English starring Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter

Presented by Chicago film critic J.R. Jones.


Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida Wins Best Foreign Film Oscar

by Dave Jennings, Thu 26 Feb 2015, 12:51pm

Pawel Pawlikowski’s acclaimed drama Ida, released in the U.S. and Canada by Chicago-based distributor Music Box Films, has won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. This win follows the Polish film taking Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Foreign Film at the BAFTA Film Awards, and Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematographer accolades at the European Film Awards. Music Box Films’ catalog includes a prior Academy Award nomination with the Canadian title Monsieur Lazhar in 2012.


Up Next

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015


Fri 1  – Thu 7 May

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015

The 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival will be a grand week of Chicago premieres!


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