Future

Always check for last-minute changes. Our information comes from exhibitor websites, printed programs, programmers, and projectionists. We strive for accuracy, but things can move fast in filmland!

This page is a perpetual work in progress. Be sure to check back week-of for final details. If you notice something that needs correction, please email us at info@chicagofilmsociety.org

In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 all Chicagoland exhibitors have closed temporarily, and for the first time in the history of Celluloid Chicago we will not have any screenings to list for an indeterminate amount of time. We fully support these closures, but recognize that the choice to close or cancel screenings during this time is very difficult one to make for organizations that revolve around communal movie-going, and will put many of them in a financially precarious position.

Below is a list of vulnerable film-capable organizations who have postponed or cancelled screenings that also accept donations or have membership programs. Support these organizations and their staff if you are able and we’ll all be at the movies together again soon once it’s safe to do so!

Note: Reopening dates are subject to change

Doc Films (Spring Season cancelled)
Gene Siskel Film Center (closed through April 10) – Donations, Memberships
Music Box Theatre (closed through April 3) – Memberships, Gift Cards
Chicago Film Society (screenings postponed till April 30) – Donations
Facets Cinematheque (closed through April 17) – Memberships
Chicago Filmmakers (Closed through April 11) – Memberships, Donations
Egyptian Theatre DeKalbMemberships, Donations

Listening recommendation:
A mini-podcast episode about theater closures during the “Spanish Flu” of 1918

Pictured: Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) – Available to watch for free here


Friday 3/20

Midnight
Music Box Theatre
The Room — Tommy Wiseau — 2003 — 99 min
35mm from Wiseau-Films


Saturday 3/21

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: Silent Cinema (programmed and co-presented by Chicago Film Society)
Traffic in Souls — George Loane Tucker — 1913 — 81 min
35mm from the Library of Congress
Preceded by: “Love, Speed and Thrills” (Walter Wright, 1915) – 13 min – 16mm
Live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott

Midnight
Music Box Theatre
Rocky Horror Picture Show — Jim Sharman — 1975 — 100 min
35mm
Live shadow-cast by Midnight Madness


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Friday 3/27

Midnight
Music Box Theatre: Midnights
Hausu — Nobuhiko Ôbayashi — 1977 — 88 min
35mm


Saturday 3/28

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: Matinees
Mermaids — Richard Benjamin — 1990 — 111 min
35mm

Midnight
Music Box Theatre: Midnights
Hausu — Nobuhiko Ôbayashi — 1977 — 88 min
35mm


Sunday 3/29

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: Matinees
Mermaids — Richard Benjamin — 1990 — 111 min
35mm

2:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre (Dekalb): Classic Film Series
Gone With the Wind — Victor Fleming — 1939 — 221 min
35mm


Monday 3/30

7:00 PM
Chicago Film Society at Music Box Theatre
Shy People — Andrei Konchalovsky — 1987 — 118 min
35mm from Chicago Film Society Collections
Preceded by: “Kudzu” (Marjorie Anne Short, 1977) – 16 min – 16mm


Tuesday 3/31


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Saturday 4/4

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: Silent Cinema (programmed and co-presented by Chicago Film Society)
In Spring — Mikhail Kaufman — 1929 — 60 min
35mm from Yale University Film Archive
Preceded by: “Felix Comes Back” (Otto Mesmer, 1922) – 7 min – 16mm
Live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott


Sunday 4/5

2:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre (Dekalb): Classic Film Series
The Sound of Music — Robert Wise — 1965 — 174 min
35mm


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Saturday 4/11

7:00 PM
Chicago Film Society at Chicago Filmmakers: Six American Families
The Pasciak Family of Chicago — Mark Obenhaus — 1977 — 58 min
The Burkes of Georgia — Albert and David Maysles — 1978 — 55 min
16mm from Chicago Film Society Collections


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Wednesday 4/15

7:30 PM
Chicago Film Society at NEIU
The Trial of Vivienne Ware — William K. Howard — 1932 — 56 min
New 35mm print from MoMA
Preceded by: The Three Stooges in “Microphonies” (Edward Bernds, 1945) – 17 – 16mm


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Monday 4/27

7:00 PM
Chicago Film Society at Music Box Theatre
The Masque of the Red Death — Roger Corman — 1964 — 90 min
New 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive
Preceded by: “Bimbo’s Initiation” (Fleischer Studios, 1931) – 16mm – 7 min


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2:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre (Dekalb): Classic Film Series
Raiders of the Lost Ark — Steven Spielberg — 1981 — 115 min
35mm


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