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Hollywood Ending: big movies on the big screen create a big finish for 2013

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Music Box Theatre is ending 2013 and beginning 2014 in a big way—with its 35mm series On An Epic Scale. The celebration of epic movies starts on Christmas day with a new restoration print of The Great Escape. Other mega movies to be screened include David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago and The Bridge on the River Kwai; Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly; Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai; Frances Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now as well as a double feature of The Godfather, parts I and II at Chicago’s historic cinema on 3733 N. Southport.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The Great Escape at 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 26
Doctor Zhivago at 3:00 pm
The Bridge on the River Kwai at 7:00 pm

Friday, December 27
The Bridge on the River Kwai at 3:00 pm
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 28
The Leopard at 3:00 pm
Doctor Zhivago at 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 29
The Godfather at 2:00 pm
The Godfather: Part II at 6:00 pm

Monday, December 30
Seven Samurai at 3:00 pm
Apocalypse Now at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 31
Apocalypse Now at 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly at 3:00 pm
Seven Samurai at 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 2
The Great Escape at 3:00 pm
The Leopard at 7:00 pm

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