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Eek! Music Box Massacre 7 tomorrow

Eek! Music Box Massacre 7 tomorrow

From dusk till dawn (or more precisely, from noon till noon), you can experience 24 hours of horror on the big screen at Music Box Massacre 7. The annual film fest kicks off tomorrow at noon at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). Films include “Waxworks” (a silent film with live organ accompaniment), “The Abominable…

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Midnight movies: Hillbillies and human centipedes

Midnight movies: Hillbillies and human centipedes

Never too early to start planning for the weekend, right? That’s what Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) thinks: each Wednesday they post which midnight movies they’ll be thrilling and chilling the masses with on Friday and Saturday. Here’s what’s coming up: “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” (October 14) Two lovable hillbillies head to their…

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Kick off Labor Day weekend with 'Shock Theater'

Kick off Labor Day weekend with ‘Shock Theater’

Cinephiles with a taste for sci-fi scares can celebrate summer’s end at “Shock Theater from the Cinema Dementia Collection.” The monthly 16mm double feature screens tonight at 9 p.m. at the Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.). Admission is $5. According to its website, this “Shock Theater” showcases “cautionary tales about interstellar exploration.” First…

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'Shock Theater' Friday in Wicker Park

‘Shock Theater’ Friday in Wicker Park

Fans of Francis Ford Coppola and Roger Corman (which should be everybody) had best head to the Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.) at 9 p.m. tomorrow, August 5. This month’s edition of “Shock Theater from the Cinema Dementia Collection” boasts a double feature of Coppola’s directorial breakthrough and Corman’s most notorious hatchet…

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The mad scientist behind Shock Theater

The mad scientist behind Shock Theater

Anything that can be described as “retro,” “kitsch,” or “cult” is always in style, and screaming never goes out of vogue. Lakeview-ites could do worse than a road trip to Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.) this Friday at 9 p.m., for the second installment of Shock Theater, a monthly series of old-school…

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