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I had missed viewing Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and West Side Story, all part of the famed 70mm Film Festival held at the fabulous Music Box Theatre each fall. So, with five days left in the fest, I took my wife and son to see...More
When the foundation I belong to announced they were holding their film festival at the Music Box I was surprised. Why not closer to center city?
As a new visitor to Chicago, I was easy to reach the Music Box using the Brown Line to...More
My friend and I were visiting from Texas and loves all sorts of theater. We saw Virginia City yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed ourselves. The theater is great. There is an actual red curtain that raises and lowers in front of the screen. I have...More
Theater was built in 1929. It features an organ with live intermission music on the weekends. On this visit, I was happily singing along to "Avalon" and similar old-time melodies.
Parking is VERY limited. The neighborhood is mostly permit parking and the pre-pay street parking...More
Music Box is not only a place where great movies are shown, it is a place that can be used for showings of movies that are not the standard ones that go to theatres. My wife and I are on a committee called the Chicago...More
I love this movie theater. My fiancé and I see movies here probably twice a month.
The history of this place is awesome. It's been around for decades and has the feeling of an "old timey" movie theater.
On any given night of the week...More
If you're tired of multiplexes where you sit in a little shoebox to see a movie this is a welcome relief. This is a theater preserved perfectly from the days when seeing a movie was a special experience. It doesn't show run of the mill...More
This energetic sub-neighborhood, part of the larger Lakeview neighborhood, has a split personality. In the daytime you can stroll along its streets and enjoy a quiet meal, shop for gifts, walk along the row homes or sit peacefully in Graceland Cemetery. After dark, the neighborhood springs to life. Go bar-hopping along Addison and Sheffield Avenue or join the crowd at the historic Wrigley Field for live music. If there’s a
Chicago Cubs baseball game in town, be prepared. Cubs fans can get a little rowdy and may prove to be a bit overwhelming if you're not expecting it.