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Music Box Theatre

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater · Lakeview
3733 N Southport Ave (btwn Grace St & Waveland Ave), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
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People like this place

  • On Be a Local in Lakeview
  • The Big Lebowski: 11:59pm
  • The Empire of Corpses: 11:59pm
  • Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori): 3:00pm 7:30
  • The First Monday in May: 5:30pm
  • Green Room: 2:30pm 4:45 7:20 9:45
  • What you need to know
    Anya P.
    "Don't miss the French film festival this week here :)"(3 Tips)
    Explore Chicago
    "... the time, as well as silent films. The theater still boasts a working organ..."(2 Tips)
    Ross W. B.
    "Miss a Midnight Movie and be very dissapointed"(2 Tips)
    Oh word?
    "Monday Special: $5 Admission and buy one, get one popcorn and soda!"(7 Tips)
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  • films
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  • cocktail lounge
  • good for dates
  • burlesque
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  • Christmas
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  • sriracha sauce
  • Kirstjen L.

    Cocktails. And really great selection of interesting movies. :)

    Kirstjen Lorenz · February 3
  • Chris A.

    lovely comfy old theatre -saw the extremely gory Tarantino film (Hateful 8) at this theatre. Easy to buy tix online and good location

    Chris Alger · January 7
  • Ben L.

    Come in December for a special screening of White Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life.

    Ben Lippert · December 19, 2015
  • Eddy G.

    Architecture, popcorn, independent movies

    Eddy Gonzalez · November 1, 2015
  • Tana B.

    Love this old theater inside and out! The drinks from the lounge are strong but good and themed to the movies. Check it out!

    Tana Babcock · September 10, 2015
  • michelle j.

    Movies, music. Good for dates

    michelle jimenez · August 17, 2015
  • Brian K.

    Great variety of independent and cult cinema

    Brian Koppe · May 29, 2015
  • Bob D.

    If you want to experience the classic movie going experience, this is the place you need to go.

    Bob DeGraff · March 24, 2015
  • Hakan D.

    Nice place..u should see

    Hakan Damariturk · February 22, 2015
  • Joseph B.

    Keep an eye out for the rotating list of classic movies here.

    Joseph Blewitt · January 23, 2015
  • Wrigley F.

    Look for a cocktail lounge space opening on February 11, 2015.

    Wrigley Fielder · January 18, 2015
  • Wrigley F.

    Now serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. Nice selection of local beers.

    Wrigley Fielder · January 18, 2015
  • Shelley J.

    White Christmas at the Music Box! ♡♡♡

    Shelley J · December 14, 2014
  • David C.

    Surprisingly interesting selection of films to view in a non mainstream theatre.

    David Curiel · November 29, 2014
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    Douglas Fir Productions · October 14, 2014
  • T C.

    Very reasonably priced for a classic movie theatre experience. Cool special events too.

    T Callahan · September 26, 2014
  • Sabrina R.

    Great place to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Check out their website for dates and times

    Sabrina Recendez · September 23, 2014
  • Davin L.

    The architecture is wonderful and charming.

    Davin Loh · September 18, 2014
  • steven v.

    I love the 72mm film festival. So cool...

    steven vargas · September 11, 2014
  • Olga G.


    Olga Gonzalez · August 17, 2014
  • Léo L.

    Bring some empanadas in! Get them two doors up at El Mercado for $1 a piece

    Léo Le Brun · August 12, 2014
  • Kellen T.

    A gem on the Northside. See a midnight movie before you move away. The staff is friendly, and the films they play always please.

    Kellen Terrett · August 8, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    This historic theater, which first opened in 1929, features an unbeatable lineup of independent and foreign films in addition to frequently hosting one-of-a-kind talks, film festivals and screenings. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    The variety of programming at the Music Box is unmatched in the city, afforded in no small part by the the house's unique ability to project just about every kind of film you want, from 16mm to 70mm. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Doug V.

    Loved the movie and the interior of the Theater is wonderful! Sit upfront the screen isn't that big.

    Doug Van Dam · April 24, 2014

    The video was clear and stutter free. I hear they have a 4k or ultra-HD setup. Audio, contrary to gripes I've read in a few other reviews, seemed perfectly fine really... I love this place...

    ✞CONSTANTINE ✞ · March 27, 2014
  • Everyday

    Very picturesque display; customer service could be better.

    Everyday · March 2, 2014
  • David J.

    Overbooked a screening by 200-300 people leaving us all in the cold with nothing to show for it.

    David Johnson · March 1, 2014
  • Everyday

    Nice place, rude customer service.

    Everyday · February 26, 2014
  • Madeline Carol M.

    The National Theatre Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston was captivating. They announced that there will be another showing at the Music Box Theatre 03/09/2014 @ 11:30am. This showing sold out!

    Madeline Carol Matz · February 16, 2014
  • Debra V.

    Awesome theater

    Debra Vaccaro · February 15, 2014
  • Crystal R.

    Interactive movies on the big screen. How awesome is that!

    Crystal Roel · February 15, 2014
  • Jim H.

    Come see the Christmas Show!

    Jim Huisel · December 20, 2013
  • Demond E.

    Beautiful Indie movie theater! Wonderful decor

    Demond Edwards · August 2, 2013
  • Anya P.

    Don't miss the French film festival this week here :)

    Anya Pratskevich · July 27, 2013
  • Jake S.

    If the movie you're seeing calls for audience participation, participate! The staff sometimes hands out sheets with information about how you can participate better during the film.

    Jake Smith · June 1, 2013
  • T H.

    If you want to live out your horror movie fears, use their bathroom. I dare you.

    T H · February 19, 2013
  • Jim W.

    Genre nerds take note - amazing weekend midnight films all year long!

    Jim W · February 9, 2013
  • Julie F.

    You must see White Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life at Music Box in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Classic movies on the big screen with Christmas carols before each show.

    Julie Fekete · January 5, 2013
  • Sarah B.

    Best Indy cinema in the Midwest!

    Sarah Brandywine · December 15, 2012
  • Corinne

    One of my favorite spots in Chicago.

    Corinne · December 10, 2012
  • Topshop

    You won't find a lovelier place to watch Indie or classic Hollywood films.

    Topshop · June 19, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    For old-time charm and movies that aren't the usual blockbusters, no place beats the Music Box.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
  • Rachel S.

    the sing-a-long for the Sound of Music was a great time. ;)

    Rachel Strayhall · April 7, 2012
  • Natalie

    Tip the Asian guy well, he has quadruplets at home.

    Natalie · March 1, 2012
  • Grace

    ask for sriracha to put on your popcorn!

    Grace · February 27, 2012
  • Araceli A.

    Best place for Indy-films

    Araceli Arroyo · February 4, 2012
  • Hannah ..

    check out the kinky or obscure films/performances "after midnight"

    Hannah ... · January 15, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    This indie theater serves all-natural Lake Champlain chocolate bars straight from the green mountains of Vermont. The sinful flavors include milk, dark and milk chocolate caramel.

    Time Out Chicago Kids · January 13, 2012
  • C B.

    Check to see which theatre your film is in. The small theatre (#2) is super tiny. Theatre #1 is huge.

    C B · November 12, 2011

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