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directed by Andrey Zvagintsev in Russian starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elenda Liadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film by the 2015 Academy Awards!

“A grave and beautiful drama, at once intimate and enormous.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times

<cite>Mr. Deeds Goes to Town</cite>

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

directed by Frank Capra in English starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur

Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) lives in a small Vermont town, leading a small town kind of life — including playing the tuba in the local band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city, where he becomes an instant target for everyone from greedy relatives to an unscrupulous lawyer. Deeds outwits them all until hot-shot reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) comes along. New Restoration

<cite>Two Days, One Night</cite>

Two Days, One Night

directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne in French starring Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salee

For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society.

“5 stars. A career-high performance from Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard.” —Time Out New York

<cite>2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program A</cite>
Next screening, Thu 5 Feb, 7:00pm

2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program A

Dir. Aneta Kopacz
Poland – 40 minutes

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Dir. Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
USA – 39 minutes

<cite>2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program B</cite>
Next screening, Thu 5 Feb, 9:00pm

2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program B

Our Curse
Dir. Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
Poland – 27 minutes

The Reaper (La Parka)
Dir. Gabriel Serra Arguello
Mexco – 29 minutes

White Earth
Dir. J. Christian Jensen
USA – 20 minutes

Thursday, February 5th



2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program A


Two Days, One Night
2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts: Program B



Special Announcements

Song of The Sea

The charming animated adventure Song of the Sea will now open on Friday, February 20th, instead of this Friday as originally scheduled. Sorry for the delay, but trust us, this film is worth the wait!

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!


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


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

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!

More Partners



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.


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

Grayslake Antique Market

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

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.

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.

Flaco’s Tacos

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

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

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

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.

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.

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 Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

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

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

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.

Mosaic School

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

Broughton Hotels

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

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

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

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.

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)

Columbia College Chicago

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

Caged Dames

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


Duran European Sandwiches located in River West

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.

Special Events

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with <cite>The Princess Bride</cite>


Fri 13 Feb

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Princess Bride

directed by Rob Reiner starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Peter Falk

On Valentine’s Day weekend, come see The Princess Bride, the fairy tale that puts the “comedy” in “romantic comedy”, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing.

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sing-Along with <cite>Casablanca</cite>


Sat 14 Feb

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sing-Along with Casablanca

directed by Michael Curtiz in English

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bogie and Bergman!

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!
Sun 15 Feb – Sun 22 Mar

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and science behind the silver screen!

<cite>Verdun, visions d’histoire</cite>

Thu 19 Feb

Verdun, visions d’histoire

directed by Léon Poirier

This event is possible thanks to a grant from the Institut Français and the Mission du Centenaire 14-18 in Paris in partnership with the Cinemathèque de Toulouse and the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

The Chicago Humanities Festival presents Kim Gordon

Up Next

<cite>Red Army</cite>

opens Fri 6 Feb

Red Army

directed by Gabe Polsky in English starring Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov

From Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team.

“A terrifically engaging flashback to the glory days of the Soviet national ice hockey team.” —Variety


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