UPDATE: Music Box Theatre IS OPEN! Gene Siskel Center Continues At-Home Screenings

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CHICAGO – Using safety-first precautions, the Music Box Theatre of Chicago has reopened as of July 3rd for limited seating (see link below for details). The Gene Siskel Film Center continues “Film Center From Your Sofa.”

StarMusic Box Theatre Screens VERTIGO, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT and RELIC at the Re-Opened Theater. PLUS Virtual Films for At Home Continue.

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Vertigo
Photo credit: MusicBoxTheatre.com

As of July 3rd, 2020, Music Box Theatre became on of the first movie houses in Chicago to re-open in compliance with Illinois State guideline PHASE 4 protocol. The complete rules for coming to the theater can be accessed by clicking here.

For virtual cinema, Music Box Theatre will continue get a percentage of the proceeds from any screening. Click site link below for details.

Scheduled: Simultaneous with the open theater.

Description: In Theater: Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO in 70mm. TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON brings the popular HBO series to the big screen. RELIC is a new spin on the haunted house horror film from first time co-writer/director Natalie Erika and featuring Emily Mortimer.

Available through Music Box’s Virtual Cinema …

BEATS is a universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of music set against the backdrop of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, which banned unlicensed raves across the UK. A Music Box Films feature. Directed by Brian Welsh.

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, using interviews and rare archival footage. Directed by Dawn Porter.

ONE SMALL STEP Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family- friendly animated short films. Featuring the OSCAR® winning Bear Story and OSCAR® nominees One Small Step, Gopher Broke and Borrowed Time together with Maestro, After The Rain, The Green Bird, Jubilee, Achoo, Outdoors, Voyagers, O28 and more.

WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. Written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa.

Web Link: Click on MusicBoxTheatre.com.

StarGene Siskel Film Center Presents FILM CENTER FROM YOUR SOFA

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John Lewis: Good Trouble
Photo credit: SiskelFilmCenter.org

The Gene Siskel Film Center announced that the PHASE 4 protocols given by the State of Illinois could not be adapted to their theater capacity, so they will not be opening at this time (July 10th, 2020).

The FILM CENTER FROM YOUR SOFA is a partnership between the Gene Siskel Film Center and their regular distributors to provide screenings of the films that were scheduled before the closings. Prices vary, but “none of the prices are more than what you would pay for a single movie ticket.”

Scheduled: Now until the theater re-opens.

Description: New Openings include THE NEW BAUHAUS (July 10-23), GUEST OF HONOR (directed by Atom Egoyan, same run) and AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY (same), Opening on July 17th … WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS, CARMILLA and JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE. The following are open runs … SHANGHAI TRIAD, ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS, THE INVISIBLE WITNESS, THE SURROGATE, THE BOOKSELLERS, MR. TOPAZE, BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT, THE KILLING FLOOR, DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY, YOURSELF AND YOURS, PAPICHA, TOMMASO, URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN, SHIRLEY, IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS, MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO and THE GIRL WITH THE BRACELET.

Web Link: Click on SiskelFilmCenter.org/FilmCenterFromYourSofa. There will also be several online Q&As, click SiskelFilmCenter.org/ScreenToScreen for more information.

The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago Click here for more information. The Gene Siskel Film Center is located at 164 North State Street, Chicago. Click here for more information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
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