Music Box Theatre, Chicago

The Music Box Theatre is one of Chicago’s premier venues for independent, foreign, cult and classic cinema and is located only a few minutes away from McKinley Family Chiropractic in Chicago, IL. The Music Box Theatre not only promises entertainment, it delivers a total experience. Each of the 700 seats has a unique story to tell, and when you walk past the ticket window, you’ll be thrown back in time to the roaring ‘20s when the theatre first opened. Found on Southport Avenue, it’s hard to resist the bright, neon sign that attracts cinephiles from all over Chicago.


Opening its doors in August of 1929 during a time when movie palaces in downtown Chicago were able to seat 3,000 people, the Music Box Theatre, with its modest 700 seats, was considered a “little brother” to the larger capacity movie palaces of the time. Over the years, the theatre has been able to retain its original design and architecture. Reminiscent of a night sky due to its dark blue ceiling, moving cloud formations, and “twinkling stars” as well as walls and towers resembling an Italian courtyard, the theatre gives patrons the feeling of watching a film in an outdoor Tuscan palazzo.

The Building

In addition to the theatre, the building originally included nine storefronts and 32 apartments and was designed by Louis I. Simon, a local architect who was a graduate of the Armor Institute in Chicago. The total cost of the building was $260,000 of which $100,000 was used to build the theatre. The building was constructed by Southport Avenue Businessmen’s Association, and the day-to-day operations of the theatre were handled by Lasker and Sons.

Restoration and Rebirth

Between 1977 and 1983, the Music Box Theatre was used sporadically for Spanish language and Arabic language films. In 1983, the management reopened the theatre with a format of double feature revival and repertory films. Foreign films eventually returned to the roster along with independent and cult films. Currently, the Music Box Theatre presents an annual average of 300 films. A second screen was added in 1991, and rather than split the main theatre in two, a smaller theater was constructed in an existing storefront near the lobby.

Music Box Theatre Location

The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613.

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Dr. Heath McKinley

Dr. McKinley has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 16 years. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education.

Dr. Matthew Ray

Dr. Matthew Ray has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 6 years. Born and raised in South Africa, he has been brought up with a chiropractic lifestyle due to the fact his father is a Chiropractor and went to the same School as he did (Palmer College of Chiropractic).

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  • 2242 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
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Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed