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Davis Theater Joins Digital Projection Age

By Patty Wetli

There’s a new feature playing at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., and patrons can catch it for free: vastly improved picture quality and sound. Last week, the Davis became the latest movie house to convert from 35-mm film projectors to digital. “It’s way sharper,” said Ryan Lowry, manager at the Davis. “Immediately you’ll Read the Rest…

Music Box to Screen A Who’s Who and Guess Who of Oscar Nominees

By Patty Wetli

If the run-up to the Academy Awards on Feb. 26 seems to have been all about who’s wearing what and which actor may or may not have spoiled his Oscar chances with an ill-timed racy promotion for his next film, leave it to the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., to put the focus where Read the Rest…

Music Box Snags Chris Rock Sundance Screener

By Patty Wetli

You may have heard that the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., is bringing a bit of the Sundance Film Festival to Chicago. In a recent article, we jokingly suggested the theatre would be screening Chris Rock’s entry in the competition. No joke, the Music Box just announced it will host Rock’s 2 Days in Read the Rest…

At the Music Box, Empty Seats Are A Sign of Progress

By Patty Wetli

Last winter, the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., added a windscreen to its front entrance. It was a minor alteration, and a pretty common one at that for city storefronts, aimed at lowering the building’s heating bill and shielding patrons in the lobby from the elements. “We had people complain, ‘It doesn’t look Read the Rest…

Susan Orlean to Appear at Music Box

By Patty Wetli

Critics often complain the movies are going to the dogs. Hey, stop insulting dogs, especially box-office heroes like Rin Tin Tin. The German Shepherd, rescued by an American serviceman during World War One from a bombed-out kennel in France, is the subject of a new book by Susan Orlean (author of The Orchid Thief, famously Read the Rest…

Music Box Theater Hosts Summer Music Film Festival

By Patty Wetli

A couple of years ago, it occurred to me at Lollapalooza that the festival would be a lot more awesome if it weren’t so bloody hot outside and there weren’t so many people (and if, at the end of the night, there was any toilet paper left in the Port-a-Potties). Clearly the Music Box, 3733 Read the Rest…

Free Kids’ Movies And eBooks At Sulzer Library

By Patty Wetli

Looking for ways to cool off with the kiddies that don’t cost money or involve getting wet? Check out Sulzer Library‘s series of free children’s movies, held Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – noon, in the Lerner Auditorium, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. Pre-registration is required only if you’re bringing a group of 10 or more, and why Read the Rest…

Family Film Series at Davis Theater Offers Movies for $1

By Patty Wetli

While the kids are busy singing, “School is out for summer,” parents are already counting the days to September. How to keep the troops occupied and entertained? Camp Hollywood. Camp Hollywood is a family film series brought to you by the folks at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, from Read the Rest…

John Waters Talks ‘Oz’ at the Music Box

By Patty Wetli

It may surprise some to discover that cult-film director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray) was inspired by one of the most beloved family films of all time: The Wizard of Oz. Waters will introduce a special screening of the movie and participate in a Q&A session as part of a new series at the Read the Rest…

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