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Get Tickets for a Special Virtual Advanced Screening of SONGBIRD on 12/9

  • Posted : December 3rd, 2020
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Dark Chicago has received 20 free passes to a special virtual advanced screening of SONGBIRD – visit http://stxtickets.com/SongbirdChicagoHorror to claim your code, where you will be able to RSVP for the screening which takes place on December 9th at 7:00 pm. Once you do so, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information and other FAQs. See below for additional details about how the virtual screening will work.

Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we…

In the terrifying thriller SONGBIRD, the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa), who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara (Sofia Carson), though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment … or worse.

The first feature film to be made during COVID-19 in Los Angeles, and about the pandemic itself, SONGBIRD also stars Bradley Whitford and Demi Moore as a wealthy couple who may hold the key to Nico’s mission; Alexandra Daddario as a singer enmeshed in a messy and forbidden affair; Paul Walter Hauser as a disabled veteran whose best friend – a drone named Max – is his eyes and ears to a world that has left him behind; Craig Robinson as Nico’s boss; and Peter Stormare as the corrupt head of the city’s “sanitation” department, which seizes those infected and transports them to the Q-Zone.

SONGBIRD will be available everywhere on demand on December 11.
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About the Virtual Screening: On the date of the event (12/9), an email will be sent an hour before showtime (6pm CST) to those that RSVP’d. Guests must click on the virtual screening link to hold their place in “line.” After doing so, they are free to go and do whatever they want until the screening begins at 7PM. These screenings are slightly overbooked to ensure all screening links are used, so it’s first-come, first-served as people log in. Once the countdown ends, they can start the movie. By default they will have 20 minutes to start the movie. The Ticktbox platform recommends watching from one of the main browsers – Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Unfortunately, Smart TV and game console browsers are not supported. Screenings can be watched on a TV if it is playing on a computer or device running one of the above browsers and then connect via HDMI or a screen mirroring to devices Airplay or Chromecast.

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THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS AT THE DRIVE-IN!

  • Posted : October 2nd, 2020
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Music Box of Horrors

Do you feel that chill running up your spine? That means it’s almost time for THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS AT THE DRIVE-IN! Presented by Shudder and co-sponsored by Creepy Co, get ready for a month-long monument of cinematic terror, all October long at ChiTown Movies Drive-In on Throop St, courtesy of your frightful friends at the Music Box.

Each night will include a text-to-win Trivia Contests with rare prizes, and awesome, Retro Trailers before the film. In addition to the usual concessions, you can order aMusic Box of Tacos, complete with a collectible postcard and novelty Halloween toys.

Plus, you’ll get to hear from your favorite filmmakers, with pre-show introductions and exclusive Q&As. This Thursday, our Opening Night Premiere of POSSESSOR will feature a pre-recorded Q&A with filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg. This Friday, our BLACULA & BLADE II Double Feature includes a post-film Q&A with BLACULA director William Crane, followed by pre-recorded introduction to BLADE II from director Guillermo Del Toro! Our 31 day schedule is filled with excusive conversations with special guests like these, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and insights on your favorite horror movies.

This is the most ambitious and wide-ranging celebration of horror movies the Music Box has done in our 91-year history. From the first ever Mexican horror film LA LLORONA (1933), restored and having its Chicago Premiere, to the wild and weird world of Hong Kong Horror (the absurd double feature of BLACK MAGIC 2 & EVIL CAT) to a Clint Howard double feature. Whether you are a horror hound, or just looking for a spooky event to do this Halloween season, THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS AT THE DRIVE-IN has something for you.

Our first week also includes presentations of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, Bong Joon-Ho’s THE HOSTTHE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADRE-ANIMATOR with a Stuart Gordon Tribute, and ATTACK THE BLOCK.

Click Here for the MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS AT THE DRIVE-IN Full Schedule & Get Your Tickets Now. Scroll down for more info on our screenings on October 1st-8th.

POSSESSOR will also be playing at the Music Box starting this Friday, Click Here for Showtimes & Advance Tickets.

Also playing at the theatre this weekend, Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending actioner TENET, now playing on DCP.

If you’d like to bring some thrills home, check out 12 HOUR SHIFT in our Virtual Cinema. Written & directed by Brea Grant, an Arkansas nurse gets caught up in a heist gone wrong in this Acerbic screwball crime caper that has its razor-sharp tongue planted firmly in its cheek (Daily Dead). Click Here to Pre-Order 12 HOUR SHIFT in Virtual Cinema.

Also new in Virtual Cinema, the documentary PUSHsheds new light on the housing crisis, and the forces behind the scenes that have brought us to this predicament. Lively and timely, PUSH “Leave[s] audiences feeling engaged, enraged and with plenty to discuss afterwards” (Screen Daily). Click Here to Watch PUSH in Virtual Cinema.

And if you aren’t able to attend our Drive-In Premiere tonight, the new drama ONCE UPON A RIVER is now available in Virtual Cinema. Based on the best-selling novel, ONCE UPON A RIVER is the directorial debut of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Haroula Rose. Click Here to Watch ONCE UPON A RIVER Now.

And you can still support the Music Box by watching other great films in Virtual Cinema, including the Chicago-set romance DREAMING GRAND AVENUE, the eye-opening documentary OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE, the gripping thriller ALONE, supernatural comedy DEAD, and many more.

See you at the movies! Full details and info at https://musicboxtheatre.com/events/music-box-of-horrors-at-the-drive-in-presented-by-shudder

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CLAWS: a one-on-one telephonic thriller

  • Posted : October 2nd, 2020
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“A little scratching in the night is nothing to be afraid of… right?”
Your phone rings, and you meet Danny. Danny has a monster in his closet. He doesn’t know what to do next, so he’s calling you for help.

From IL-based, critically-acclaimed immersive theatre company Candle House Collective comes claws: a phone-based horror experience for a solo participant.

Tickets are available here: https://candlehousecollective.com/tickets/claws

You can experience claws anywhere in the world, from your own bedroom – all you need is your mobile phone. The phone will ring at the exact time you select at checkout, and your personal 30-40min experience will begin.

This remote thriller has been sold out since June, and is extending just in time for the Halloween season. Reservations for claws are available Oct 1–Nov 3, and space is very limited.

Don’t miss the telephonic haunt that W42ST called “deeply immersive, dark, and suspenseful.” According to Nightmarish Conjurings, “you can’t help but be completely and utterly drawn into this world of horror and mayhem.”

This season, experience a wholly unique kind of haunting.
All you have to do is pick up the phone.

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Horror Month at Blvd

  • Posted : September 23rd, 2020
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‘Tis the season for Horror once again. This year Blvd has some extra special picks for you to choose from. The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Night of the Living Dead & Halloween (1978 film). + Horror Movie Trivia! Tickets on sale now. Let the witching hour begin! https://www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com/events/month-of-horror/

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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con proudly presents the Horror Auto Museum

  • Posted : February 24th, 2020
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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con proudly presents the Horror Auto Museum, a collection of the iconic cinematic vehicles from legendary horror films.

The museum presents the premiere of the “The HALLOWEEN Wagon”; the 1978 Ford LTD station wagon featured in the classic “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” (1978). Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the iconic Station Wagon, and even sit INSIDE this piece of cinema history in the very seat in which Nick Castle (as Michael Myers) sat back in 1978! Also showcased will be the Christine Movie Car (John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE 1983), the Green Goblin Head from “Stephen King’s MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE” (1986), and also making its convention premiere will be the 1971 PHANTASM II Hemi Cuda Tribute Car, a tribute to Don Cosceralli’s classic “PHANTASM II” 1988! The HSPPA will also be displaying a collection of legendary screen used props, including original SAW props and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter’s wardrobe from “BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY”!

Entry to the Horror Auto Museum will be included with a Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con admission. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Halloween Wagon Christine Movie Car Phantasm II Hemi Cuda Green Goblin Head
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