Music Box Theatre

Indie Movies, Theater
3733 N Southport Ave (btwn Grace St & Waveland Ave)
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-6607


  • The Music Box plays a mix of independent and foreign films, as well as classic (black and white) movie matinees, and midnight screenings of cult classics.
  • For old-time charm and movies that aren't the usual blockbusters, no place beats the Music Box.
  • In the movie "High Fidelity" (2000), Rob (John Cusack) meets up with his ex-girlfriends. He meets Penny, a film critic, at the Music Box.
  • The Music Box Theatre, built in 1929, was designed to accommodate sound films, a new technology at the time, as well as silent films. The theater still boasts a working organ and an orchestra pit.
  • $5 Mondays are tops. If you want to see a movie in their big theater, your best bet is to catch the show the first week it's out.
  • The Music Box's retro neon sign, velvet seats, and twinkling stars / rolling clouds on the ceiling give the place a romantic vibe, making it a great venue for date night.
  • Tip the Asian guy well, he has quadruplets at home.
  • See a midnight showing!
  • Genre nerds take note - amazing weekend midnight films all year long!
  • 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.
  • Monday Special: $5 Admission and buy one, get one popcorn and soda!
  • It's a sad truth, but classy, vintage theaters that show art flicks are pretty damn hard to find in the US these days.
  • The Room. Midnight. Do it!
  • Get the popcorn with butter in the middle and on top. Best Ever!!!
  • The Music Box is on Chicago's Southport Avenue corridor, a great place to do some shopping. For more information on Southport's boutiques and designers, visit
  • One of my favorite spots in Chicago.
  • Don't be afraid of sitting near the front. There's a lot of space between the seats and the screen and the screen is not that big for the size of the room.
  • Nice place..u should see
  • If you want to live out your horror movie fears, use their bathroom. I dare you.
  • Check to see which theatre your film is in. The small theatre (#2) is super tiny. Theatre #1 is huge.

Nearby places

3857 N Southport Ave (at W Byron St)
1351 W Addison St (at N Southport Ave)
3601 N Southport Ave (at W Addison St)