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Movie Magic at the Music Box

I had missed viewing Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and West Side Story, all part of the famed 70mm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
james V
Valparaiso, Indiana
Great movie experience

We went and saw West side story during the 70mm film fest and it was so cool to see on the big... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank james V
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We went and saw West side story during the 70mm film fest and it was so cool to see on the big screen. It made me wish there more theatres like this.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank MichaelFleetwood
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank texasgirl75
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

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

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Babe and I had such a great time last year doing the sing along and watching the classic movie Casablanca that we decided to repeat in preparation for Valentine Day.

Thank William U
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jordan T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be invited to a Game of Thrones season finale here. The sound was great and it was a ball. Great little theater.

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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
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