Festival Venue: Music Box Theatre

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Festival Venue: Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre is a historic movie theater located in Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1929, it has been operating continuously as an art-house and repertory cinema since the early 1980s. The Chicago International Film Festival is proud to present our Opening Night screenings at the Music Box Theatre as well as co-presenting several screenings as part of the Music Box of Horrors series.

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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The Music Box Theatre lit up with neon and marquee lights at night
An empty 1920s-era movie theatre interior with a large red scalloped curtain covering the screen.

Public Transit

The Southport Brown Line station is within 0.5 miles of the Music Box Theatre and is a physically accessible station with an elevator. The #152 bus stop is 0.2 miles from the theater.


Restrooms with accessible stalls can be located outside Theater 1, with additional accessible, single-use restrooms located in the Music Box Lounge.

Select Screenings at Music Box Theatre

Wed Oct 11 7:00pm
A young boy smiles, his back to the bright blue sky, with his arms and legs spread as if tossed in the air.

City & StateOpening NightWomen in Cinema

We Grown Now

Minhal Baig  |  United States

Fri Oct 13 6:30pm
A woman looks to the side, resting her chin on her hands.

Special Presentation

Eric LaRue

Michael Shannon  |  United States

Sun Oct 15 3:00pm
In a countryside home, Mahito Maki sits at a table facing a humanoid man in a bird costume. Both have serious gazes.

Special Presentation

The Boy and the Heron Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka

Hayao Miyazaki  |  Japan

Tue Oct 17 6:30pm
A mysterious man wearing a hat and leather gloves, looks through a monocular at an unseen view in Paris, France.

Special Presentation

The Killer

David Fincher  |  United States

Thurs Oct 19 6:30pm
A man in a tuxedo is seated at a mirrored table. His face is reflected up at him between the table settings.

CenterpieceComedyWomen in Cinema


Emerald Fennell  |  United Kingdom

Sun Oct 22 5:00pm
A black and white image of a man riding a motorcycle over a bridge. He looks at something behind him.

Closing Night

The Bikeriders

Jeff Nichols  |  United States