Tomorrow, December 18th, the Music Box Theatre will present a very special Bob Clark Christmas movie night! Clark directed quite an interesting range of films, including the horror and comedy genres that will be the focus of this event. Fans will get to see 35mm prints of classics A Christmas Story and Black Christmas!
A Christmas Story is a tried and true 1983 classic holiday comedy that has gained such a following that it annually airs nonstop for a 24-hour marathon during the Christmas season. Poor Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) lives such a hard life. He just wants what any kid wants – an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. No biggie.
Screens at 5:30pm and 7:30pm
Imagine if Ralphie Parker and Billy had a standoff. Billy may be entirely insane and mysterious, but Ralphie's got a B.B. gun! He could always shoot his eye out (per the chanting throughout the film) – especially since Billy's eye is one of the only two glimpses we ever get to see of him! Most likely, Ralphie would reluctantly enlist the help of his archenemy, Scut Farkus (pictured above, played by Zack Ward), the bully of all schoolyard bullies.
Black Christmas is an exceptional, flawless Canadian horror film filled with suspense, horror, humor and drama. The mystery will keep you guessing much longer than you think. Billy is the last person you'd ever want hanging out in your attic. Key players: John Saxon, Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder.
Screens at 9:30pm
Tickets for each film are $10 each or $15 for the double feature!
Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
More info on the films and event HERE!