Chicago’s Music Box Theatre To Run Godzilla vs. Music Box Collection of Films Before GODZILLA VS KONG Hits!

Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre has announced a lineup of monster proportions with Godzilla vs. Music Box. A collection of four Showa-era Godzilla films running from March 19-21. All of this is in preparation of the monster clash of the century in GODZILLA VS KONG on March 31st. Get more details about this exciting promotion down below.

From The Press Release

In anticipation of the Music Box Theatre opening the epic new monster face-off between two icons GODZILLA VS. KONG, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, beginning theatrically March 31, 2021, the Music Box Theatre is proud to present “GODZILLA VS. MUSIC BOX” — a collection of four classic Showa-era films celebrating everyone’s favorite rubber-suited monster. Join Godzilla as he stomps his way across Japan along with familiar foes like Mothra, King Ghidorah, Rodan, and more!

Scheduled to play the March 19-21, 2021, weekend, titles in the GOZILLA VS. MUSIC BOX series include MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (1964); GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964); INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (1965); and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968).

Tickets for the GODZILLA VS. MUSIC BOX Series are On Sale Now for Music Box Theatre Members ONLY; tickets to the general public will go on sale Thursday, March 11 at Noon CST.

Tickets for GODZILLA VS. KONG screenings also will go on sale first to Music Box Theatre members at a date to be announced soon.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in both Music Box theaters, the larger theater will only seat 50 patrons per screening. Also, ticket purchases must be made online and in advance.

For showtimes and information on the films, click here:


From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons in the epic adventure GODZILLA VS. KONG, directed by Adam Wingard. Legends collide as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young, orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.

(All films in Japanese with English subtitles)

A FILM BY: Ishirô Honda
Godzilla faces off against the benevolent insect monster-god Mothra in this clash of the titans, a crossover battle between two of Toho Studios’ most popular monsters—the last in which Godzilla would figure as a malevolent villain rather than a fearsome hero. The film marks a creative high point in the Godzilla series, with pointed social commentary from director Ishiro Honda, a masterful score by Akira Ifukube, and astonishing special-effects work by Eiji Tsuburaya.

A FILM BY: Ishirô Honda
After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet.

A FILM BY: Ishirô Honda
Aliens from Planet X make an irresistible offer to the people of Earth: let them borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help defeat King Ghidorah, and in return they will provide a cure for all known human disease. But the aliens’ duplicity is soon revealed, as they deploy all three monsters in their quest to conquer Earth. This retro romp, featuring American star Nick Adams, stands as a high point in the Showa Godzilla series.

A FILM BY: Ishirô Honda
The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters. Set in the remote future of 1999, when the people of Earth have achieved world peace by confining destructive creatures to Monsterland (until an alien race intervenes), the film mounts a thrilling display of innovative action sequences and memorable images that have made it a favorite for generations of viewers.

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Ticket prices 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 (6477 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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