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<cite>The Last Sentence</cite>

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Next screening, 2:00pm

The Last Sentence

directed by Jan Troell starring Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog

An emotional journey through Europe during WWII.

<cite>A Hard Day’s Night</cite>

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Next screening, 4:30pm

A Hard Day’s Night

directed by Richard Lester starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

When The Beatles made their feature debut 50 years ago, nobody expected much. The rock‘n’roll musical had been around for a decade without producing many great films. A Hard Day’s Night changed all that.

Directed kinetically by Richard Lester, the film captured a day in the life of the teen heartthrobs in high style. Writer Alun Owen toured with The Beatles for weeks to capture their characters and speaking styles. Lester let the Fab Four throw in a few improvisations and surrounded them with adept comic actors like Wilfred Brambell as Paul McCartney’s grandfather and Victor Spinetti as a hassled television director. The album shot to number one instantly, which is hardly a surprise considering that the picture introduced The Beatles classics “All My Loving,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “And I Love Her,” “Tell Me Why” and the title tune, which was written by John Lennon in one night.

<cite>Snowpiercer</cite>

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Next screening, 4:30pm

Snowpiercer

directed by Joon-ho Bong starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

South Korea’s highest grossing film! Based on the groundbreaking 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by writers Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand and artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

“An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic from the gifted Korean genre director Bong Joon-ho.” —Variety

<cite>Patton</cite>

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Next screening, 7:00pm

Patton

Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname “Blood and Guts” for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.

Saturday, July 26th

11:30am
Meet Me in St. Louis
11:30am

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NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
1:50pm
Happy Christmas
3:35pm
Happy Christmas
4:15pm
Snowpiercer
5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:00pm
Snowpiercer
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
9:45pm
Happy Christmas
midnight
Big Trouble in Little China

Sunday, July 27th

11:30am
Meet Me in St. Louis
11:30am

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NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
1:45pm
Snowpiercer
3:35pm
Happy Christmas
4:15pm
Snowpiercer
5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:00pm
Snowpiercer
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
9:35pm
Snowpiercer
9:45pm
Happy Christmas

Monday, July 28th

4:15pm
Snowpiercer
5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:00pm
Snowpiercer
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
9:35pm
Snowpiercer
9:45pm
Happy Christmas

Tuesday, July 29th

4:15pm
Snowpiercer
5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
7:30pm

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The New York Film Critics Series® presents Child of God
9:45pm
Happy Christmas

Wednesday, July 30th

4:15pm
Snowpiercer
5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:00pm
Snowpiercer
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
9:35pm
Snowpiercer
9:45pm
Happy Christmas

Thursday, July 31st

5:25pm
Happy Christmas
7:15pm
Happy Christmas
7:30pm

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Me, Myself and Mum (Les Garcons et Guillaume, a table)
9:35pm
Snowpiercer
9:45pm
Happy Christmas

Special Announcements

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

Mystic Celt

3443 N. Southport Ave. (773) 529-8550

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

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

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!

Toons

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

Southport & Irving

4000 - 4006 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613 773-857-2890

Southport & Irving is a nostalgic neighborhood establishment offering fine food and drink. Celebrating regional Midwestern flavors, our menu is rooted in American classics and comfort, driven by seasonal produce and local fare. Always welcoming to large parties, Southport & Irving offers table style dining options for dinner, brunch, and private events.

Buy a Cocktail and Appetizer for 50% off (Offer per person)

Dairy Queen

A Lakeview staple!

10% off your order with a ticket stub!

More Partners

Caged Dames

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

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.

Flaco’s Tacos

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

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

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)

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.

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.

Tango Sur

3767 N Southport Ave 773-477-5466

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

Debra Dobbs Realtor

(312) 307-4909

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

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

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

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.

Broughton Hotels

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

Grayslake Antique Market

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

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

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.

Mosaic School

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

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.

Special Events

The Chicago Reader, Revolution Brewing, & the Music Box Theatre present Joe Swanberg’s <cite>Happy Christmas</cite> in a ’Best of Event’

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Fri 25 Jul

The Chicago Reader, Revolution Brewing, & the Music Box Theatre present Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas in a ’Best of Event’

directed by Joe Swanberg in English starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

The night will begin with beer samples and discussion by Revolution Brewing from 6pm-7pm, a screening of Happy Christmas at 7pm with introduction by filmmaker Joe Swanberg and Chicago Reader Film Editor J.R. Jones followed by a discussion and Q&A.

NT Live 2014

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Thu 20 Mar – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2014

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with By Experience and the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

The New York Film Critics Series

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Wed 9 Apr – Wed 31 Dec

The New York Film Critics Series

The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.

The series presents live, interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.

The 2014 Chicago French Film Festival

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Thu 31 Jul

The 2014 Chicago French Film Festival

Vive le cinema!

The fourth annual Chicago French Film Festival is coming July 31 – August 5, 2014. This year’s festival will offer Chicagoans an opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. Mark your calendar now and plan to see new French films in a variety of genres.

Monty Python: Live (Mostly)

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Wed 6 Aug

Monty Python: Live (Mostly)

directed by Monty Python in English starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

One down, five to go.

Watch <cite>Field of Dreams</cite> with Steve Rosenbloom and Michael Phillips

Thu 7 Aug

Watch Field of Dreams with Steve Rosenbloom and Michael Phillips

directed by Phil Alden Robinson starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones

Join Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom and movie critic Michael Phillips for a 25th anniversary screening of “Field of Dreams.” You’ll want to catch this baseball classic with your whole family. Rosenbloom and Phillips will lead a post-screening discussion with Dwier Brown, the actor who played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character.

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

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Sat 7 Jun – Wed 31 Dec

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!

The Return of Tommy Wiseau: <cite>The Room</cite>

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Wed 20 Aug

The Return of Tommy Wiseau: The Room

Tommy Wiseau returns to the Music Box Theatre for two days (and nights) of GOOD IDEAS! (Thanks, Lisa!)

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The Return of TOMMY WISEAU: The Room

by Dave Jennings, Thu 15 May 2014, 12:33pm

Tommy Wiseau returns to the Music Box Theatre for two days (and nights) of GOOD IDEAS! (Thank’s Lisa!)

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Up Next

<cite>Happy Christmas</cite>

opens Fri 25 Jul

Happy Christmas

directed by Joe Swanberg in English starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.

NT Live 2014

Tickets

Thu 20 Mar – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2014

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with By Experience and the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

The 2014 Chicago French Film Festival

Tickets

opens Thu 31 Jul

The 2014 Chicago French Film Festival

Vive le cinema!

The fourth annual Chicago French Film Festival is coming July 31 – August 5, 2014. This year’s festival will offer Chicagoans an opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. Mark your calendar now and plan to see new French films in a variety of genres.

 

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