Planning a trip to Chicago?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Music Box Theatre

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater · Lakeview
3733 N Southport Ave (btwn Grace St & Waveland Ave), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • 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
Credit Cards:
Yes
9.5/10

Based on 470 votes

People like this place

Save
Share
  • 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)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
Sort:
  • Recent
  • Popular

78 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • films
  • popcorn
  • big screens
  • music
  • documentaries
  • architecture
  • movies
  • cocktail lounge
  • good for dates
  • burlesque
  • scenic views
  • Christmas
  • wine
  • romantic
  • books
  • double features
  • cinema
  • cult classics
  • sodas
  • sriracha sauce
  • Kirstjen L.

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

    Kirstjen Lorenz · February 3
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Ben L.

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

    Ben Lippert · December 19, 2015
    Save
  • Eddy G.

    Architecture, popcorn, independent movies

    Eddy Gonzalez · November 1, 2015
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • michelle j.

    Movies, music. Good for dates

    michelle jimenez · August 17, 2015
    Save
  • Brian K.

    Great variety of independent and cult cinema

    Brian Koppe · May 29, 2015
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Hakan D.

    Nice place..u should see

    Hakan Damariturk · February 22, 2015
    Save
  • Joseph B.

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

    Joseph Blewitt · January 23, 2015
    Save
  • Wrigley F.

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

    Wrigley Fielder · January 18, 2015
    Save
  • Wrigley F.

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

    Wrigley Fielder · January 18, 2015
    Save
  • Shelley J.

    White Christmas at the Music Box! ♡♡♡

    Shelley J · December 14, 2014
    Save
  • David C.

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

    David Curiel · November 29, 2014
    Save
  • Douglas Fir Productions

    THIS PLACE LOOKS BETTER THAN THE CHICAGO THEATRE

    Douglas Fir Productions · October 14, 2014
    Save
  • T C.

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

    T Callahan · September 26, 2014
    Save
  • Sabrina R.

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

    Sabrina Recendez · September 23, 2014
    Save
  • Davin L.

    The architecture is wonderful and charming.

    Davin Loh · September 18, 2014
    Save
  • steven v.

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

    steven vargas · September 11, 2014
    Save
  • Olga G.

    ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

    Olga Gonzalez · August 17, 2014
    Save
  • Léo L.

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

    Léo Le Brun · August 12, 2014
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • ✞CONSTANTINE ✞

    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
    Save
  • Everyday

    Very picturesque display; customer service could be better.

    Everyday · March 2, 2014
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Everyday

    Nice place, rude customer service.

    Everyday · February 26, 2014
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Debra V.

    Awesome theater

    Debra Vaccaro · February 15, 2014
    Save
  • Crystal R.

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

    Crystal Roel · February 15, 2014
    Save
  • Jim H.

    Come see the Christmas Show!

    Jim Huisel · December 20, 2013
    Save
  • Demond E.

    Beautiful Indie movie theater! Wonderful decor

    Demond Edwards · August 2, 2013
    Save
  • Anya P.

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

    Anya Pratskevich · July 27, 2013
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • T H.

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

    T H · February 19, 2013
    Save
  • Jim W.

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

    Jim W · February 9, 2013
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Sarah B.

    Best Indy cinema in the Midwest!

    Sarah Brandywine · December 15, 2012
    Save
  • Corinne

    One of my favorite spots in Chicago.

    Corinne · December 10, 2012
    Save
  • Topshop

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

    Topshop · June 19, 2012
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • Rachel S.

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

    Rachel Strayhall · April 7, 2012
    Save
  • Natalie

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

    Natalie · March 1, 2012
    Save
  • Grace

    ask for sriracha to put on your popcorn!

    Grace · February 27, 2012
    Save
  • Araceli A.

    Best place for Indy-films

    Araceli Arroyo · February 4, 2012
    Save
  • Hannah ..

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

    Hannah ... · January 15, 2012
    Save
  • 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
    Save
  • 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
    Save

Going through Yelp reviews about Music Box Theatre can be time consuming. Foursquare tips are short and right to the point.

See the tips at Music Box Theatre on the go in the Foursquare app

Related Searches

  • music box theatre chicago
  • music box theatre chicago photos
  • music box theatre chicago location
  • music box theatre chicago address
  • music box theatre chicago
  • music box chicago
  • music box theater chicago
  • music box theatre chicago
  • the music box chicago
  • music box theatre lakeview chicago

Foursquare © 2016  Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Upcoming Events

  • The Invitation

    11:59pm

  • The First Monday in May

    5:30pm

  • Green Room

    2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:20pm, 9:45pm

Appears on 254 lists

See all

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.