Chicago’s Music Box Theatre invites movie-goers to party like it is 1899 with a special New Year’s Eve screening of Moulin Rouge on December 31. The evening also includes food from Deleece Restaurant, a live stage show, and commemorative gift. Doors open at 8 p.m. for pre-show fun.
At 9 p.m., Dick ODay takes the stage with a Burlesque and Variety Show. Then, at 9:30 p.m., Moulin Rouge will be shown with an audience interaction guide. The evening continues with a midnight champagne toast, and partying until 1 a.m. with DJ entertainment, cash bar, dessert buffet, late night snacks and complimentary coffee service.
Admission is $50 per person and $95 per couple in advance online; or $55 per person and $105 per couple at the door. For more information, visit www.musicboxtheatre.com.
Come the new year, the Sound Opinions at the Movies series returns to Music Box at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Co-hosted by pop music critics Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ, the evening features a screening of Barry Levinson’s 1982 film Diner starring Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, and Mickey Rourke.
"Barry Levinson's Diner may be a story about a group of friends in Baltimore during the last week of 1969,” says DeRogatis, “but as much as their shared experiences, it's the rock 'n' roll soundtrack of the time that binds these people together, just as it does for us today."
"In chronicling the difficult transition to adulthood, Diner gets the details right, including the insight that there's a little bit of Shrevie in anyone who has ever loved music. 'Every one of my records means something! The label, the producer, the year it was made.' Preach, Shrevie, preach," adds Kot.
Tickets are $10 in advance ($9 for WBEZ members) when purchased online at www.soundopinions.org. Tickets will also be available at the door for $12. at the Music Box Theatre on 3733 North Southport Avenue.