Music Box Theatre Presents New Zealand Horror-Comedy DEAD via Virtual Cinema, Beginning September 25!!!

Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre is bringing the horror-comedy DEAD to their Virtual Cinema series beginning September 25th. The film is by New Zealand director Hayden J. Weal. Check out more details on the film and how to see the film down below.

From The Press Release

Music Box Theatre and 1091 Media present director Hayden J. Weal’s New Zealand horror-comedy/murder mystery DEAD, about a ghost cop and a directionless stoner who battle their differences while working together to solve a mystery that will save lives… and deaths. The film opens as a Virtual Cinema presentation, beginning Friday, September 25, 2020.

Virtual Cinemas was created for temporarily closed or gradually reopening independent theaters. By purchasing a “ticket,” you’ll be directly supporting Music Box Theatre, as all revenue is being shared between distributor and exhibitor just as if you bought your ticket at the theater’s box office.

For information on rentals, click here:
The pre-order virtual cinema link for Music Box customers is:
(The Virtual Cinema Link will be available September 25.)

About DEAD:
Marbles (Thomas Sainsbury), a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Using a homemade concoction of neurological medication and marijuana, he’s getting along just fine mediating between the living and the dead for a pittance of a living. Then Tagg (played by director Hayden J. Weal), a recently dead wannabe super-cop, appears and makes Marbles an auspicious offer: help him find a serial killer in exchange for a hefty payout of life insurance. The money will allow Marbles to buy back his family home, which is tied to happy memories of his late father and which his domineering mother is selling. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives… and deaths?

Pricing & Scheduling:
Rentals are $10, and are good for 24 hours. Your purchase will go toward supporting Music Box Theatre during our gradual reopening.

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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 (4108 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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