HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Digitally Restored ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

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CHICAGO – We agree that it’s sometimes exploitative to re-release a hit film from long, long ago so a studio can newly bloat previously fat wallets. But, sometimes, you’re happily exploited, such as with the Music Box Theatre’s re-release of the newly digitally-restored “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. It’s 1981 Indiana Jones, people. Enough said.

In this special edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we’ve got 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes for you to the 30th-anniversary, two-week engagement of Harrison Ford’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre!

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” from director Steven Spielberg also stars Karen Allen, Alfred Molina, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, Bill Reimbold, Fred Sorenson and Patrick Durkin from writers Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas.

To win your free pass to the 30th-anniversary Chicago run of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! These passes are valid at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre during the film’s two-week run starting on Nov. 18, 2011. Dates and showtimes are posted here. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found below.

The digitally restored Raiders of the Lost Ark opens at Chicago's Music Box Theatre on Nov. 18, 2011
The digitally restored “Raiders of the Lost Ark” opens at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on Nov. 18, 2011.
Image credit: Paramount Pictures

Here is the synopsis for the 30th anniversary of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at the Music Box Theatre:

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Music Box presents a digitally restored edition of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”: Steven Spielberg’s action-packed and adventure-filled homage to the Saturday matinee cliffhanger serials of his childhood.

When the allies discover the Nazis are planning to use the Lost Ark of the Covenant as a weapon, the U.S. government enlists archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) to locate the biblical treasure chest.

The movie trailer for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” can be watched now below.

To win your free movie tickets, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below with your first and last name along with an answer to this question:

True or false and why:
Indiana Jones is the ultimate cinematic adventurer.

***You MUST also include your first and last name in your comment.***

Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below with your first and last name and we will award 25 admit-two passes randomly via e-mail for our “Raiders of the Lost Ark” 30th-anniversary Hookup. You must bring a valid photo ID. Good luck!

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marsacademy's picture


Unlike other adventure characters, who were mostly larger than life, Indy is very human. “Snakes - why did it have to be snakes?” proves that

Emma Abraham

meadow19's picture

Indiana Jones is the ultimate cinematic adventurer

The answer to this is statement is, true! In terms of what defines adventurer or adventure movie, Indiana Jones immediately comes to mine. All other movies that try to capture what the Indy trilogy or the character are copy cats (Tomb Raider, National Treasure, The Da Vinci Code, etc.) not to say they aren’t good in their own right, but nothing can compare to the great score by John Williams or the epic scene of the boulder chasing our archaeologist. What other character fights Nazis, the occult, mafia members, the undead and more all while being a scholarly fellow?

Sam Meadows

goodscot's picture

Why Indiana Jones is the ultimate cinematic adventurer

Even though he always manages to get out of any mess he gets into, Indy is flawed, has moments of self-doubt and often finds himself in comical situations. This makes him not only human but relatable to the audience. That’s why he is the ultimate cinematic adventurer.

Scott Goodman

rowho500's picture

Indiana Jones: Ultimate Cinematic Adventure

Let me list off the reasons why Indiana Jones is the ultimate cinematic adventure: Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams, 4 Movies, Snakes, General Badassery. Plus he’s an archaeologist and a professor that defeats Nazis and Commies. That is all.

Robby Zagoudis

mimechaos's picture


That would be true. This adventure is bold without taking itself too seriously. Its over the top and campy at times, but just the right amount as to make it enjoyable. There are foreign villains, epic chases and fight sequels, and the hero gets the girl. Things get better with time, but unlike what Lucas did to the Star Wars franchise, remastering Indy can only be a good thing.

Jon Espino

tysydnor's picture

indiana jones

True.. because he does the absolute most just for one man.. and he always looks amazing do it. tyiesha sydnor

ed's picture


i think he is the ultimate cinematic adventurer because he seems more human than other similar characters and people can relate to him more.

ed fahey

Mikeman's picture

Indy's The Ultimate Adventurer!

Indiana Jones is the perfect combination of all the traditional manly virtues—rugged masculinity, two-fisted athleticism, formidable fighting prowess, intellectual strength, considerable raw pluck and daring, and resourceful cleverness.

It doesn’t hurt that he endures, perseveres, survives and ultimately prevails in some of the most thrilling adventures in cinematic history; that he does it all with charm and wit; and that he goes through chases, entrapments and melees that would surely be the doom of many a lesser hero.

Indy’s identifiable, recognizable humanity—endearing warts and all—makes him a great icon with everyman overtones. Everybody wants to be like Indy: excellent quick-witted brains and butt-kicking brawn, able to handle legendary, esoteric mysteries and menacing maelstroms; equally able to manhandle the most ruthless, deadly malefactors and scum. No matter how awesome the quest, how breakneck the chase, how dangerous the fight, how hair-raising the predicament, or how bad the bad guys, when it comes to mastering adventure nobody outdoes the professor with the bullwhip!

Michael Grant

Brian Michaels's picture

True. Because mortal as he


Because mortal as he seems, Indiana Jones can’t be stopped. Nazis, assassins, …even the power of God can’t stop him.

- Brian Michaels

johnnyhangtime's picture

Indiana Jones

One word. True. Do I really need to explain why? Because of this quote, “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?” That’s why.

Marc Mellens

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