Russian Sci-fi/Horror Film SPUTNIK Coming To Chicago’s Music Box Theatre August 14th!

Chicago’s legendary Music Box Theatre will host the Chicago premiere of Egor Abramenko’s SPUTNIK on August 14th. The sci-fi/horror epic is courtesy of IFC Midnight. Get your tickets via the link below, along with more details on the film.

From The Press Release

From first-time Russian director, Egor Abramenko comes the highly anticipated, science fiction/horror epic SPUTNIK, from IFC Midnight. The film will open theatrically in Chicago, exclusively in Music Box Theatre’s Theater 2, beginning Friday, August 14, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in both Music Box theaters, the Theater 2 Screening Room will only seat 18 patrons per screening. Also, ticket purchases must be made online and in advance.For preordering tickets and further information, please click here:

Russia, 1983 – Cold War tensions at their peak. A terrifying scene is discovered at the landing site of spacecraft Orbit-4. The commander is dead; the flight engineer is in a coma. The third crew member has survived but lost his memory from the horrific experience and cannot shed light on the cause of the accident. In a secluded government facility, under the vigilant watch of armed guards, psychologist Tatiana Klimova (Oksana Akinshina) must cure the astronaut’s amnesia and unravel the mystery. In the process, she learns that Orbit-4 may have carried back an alien parasite that threatens to consume them all.

With the ever-looming shadow of influence and importance cast by Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, extraterrestrial malevolence in genre cinema more often than not feels as if it’s been beamed down directly from the Nostromo. SPUTNIK bucks that tradition of pastiche and delivers something fresh to the interplanetary monster-movie canon. With its massive scale and brutal carnage, this sci-fi gem signals the arrival of a major new voice in first-time Russian director Egor Abramenko.  

Pricing & Scheduling:
Tickets are $11 ($8 for Music Box Members).

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About Music Box Theatre:
Operating since 1929, the Music Box Theatre has been the premier venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films for more than three decades, playing host to over 200,000 patrons annually. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD, and television markets throughout the United States; and through its Music Box Direct subsidiary, operates an online streaming service offering the best of foreign and independent films.

Regular events produced, presented and hosted at Music Box Theatre include the 70mm Film Festival; the genre film festival Cinepocalypse; the annual 24-hour horror-movie marathon Music Box of Horrors; and Noir City: Chicago, co-presented by the Film Noir Foundation.

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About Michael Juvinall (3884 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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