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FREE TICKET: Music Box Theatre Presents Alternative Christmas Double Feature

December 21, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

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The Music Box Theatre Presents an Alternative Christmas Double Feature Thanks to Social Media


Don’t like Bing Crosby or Jimmy Stewart? Just not a fan of sing-a-longs? Then this alternative Christmas spectacular is for you! Gizmo and John McClane wish you a merry Christmas with GREMLINS and DIE HARD, two action-packed, often hilarious films that center around the season of giving. Featuring vintage 80s trailers between films!

How did this special double feature come to be? The Music Box Theatre asked it’s 8,000 Facebook fans, “What would you like to see as an alternative double feature?” The answers were wide and wonderful. After 24 hours there were nearly 100 comments on the Music Box Theatre’s ‘Note’ about the subject—the following several weeks were spent trying to arrange print rental and theatrical rights for the most popular choices.

“The Music Box Theatre is a small local company with strong ties to our customers,” states Dave Jennings, General Manager, “And we are really trying to use social media to strengthen those ties. This Alternative Double Feature was a way to experiment with social media and try to give our patrons exactly what they wanted.”

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This is an experience not to be missed. While patrons can see these films at home via DVD or streaming over the internet, it’s nothing compared to being in a room with 700 strangers and watching the 35mm film print on the big screen. At a time when more and more people are watching films on their laptops and cell phones, the Music Box Theatre would like to invite Chicago to see these two great films on the big screen—the way they were meant to be seen.

Ticket Information: Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.50 at the door. Tickets are being sold as a double feature to both films, no single admissions will be offered. Tickets can be purchased through the Music Box Theatre website or at the Music Box Theatre Box Office. Tickets are on sale now.

GREMLINS (Joe Dante, 1984) When a man brings home an adorable creature from Chinatown as a Christmas present for his son Billy, the shopkeeper’s sage advice — no midnight snacks, no water, mood lighting only — goes unheeded. As a result, devilish green creatures with a million vices take over the small town on Christmas Eve. This 1980s hit was written by Chris Columbus and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

DIE HARD (John McTiernan, 1988) Alan Rickman plays Hans Gruber, a relentless businessman (and terrorist) who storms the Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza to heist millions of dollars from the company. Unfortunately for him, wise-cracking New York cop John McClaine (Bruce Willis) is attending the party with his estranged wife. And like McGruff the Crime Dog, he’s about to take a bite outta crime. Yippie-ki-yay, mother*******!

Schedule for Tuesday, December 21st, 2010:

7:05 pm DIE HARD
9:35 pm GREMLINS

Music Box Theatre | 3733 N. Southport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613 | 773-871-6604 (showtimes) | 773-871-6607 (boxoffice) | | for press inquires contact Dave Jennings, General Manager,

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