Chicago’s Music Box Theatre Showing New 4K Restoration of John Carpenter’s THE THING Beginning April 15!

Chicago’s iconic Music Box Theatre presents a new 4K Restoration of John Carpenter’s THE THING beginning on April 15th. The film will be shown with a week of late-night screenings. Get more details on how you can get tickets for yourself down below.

From The Press Release

Music Box Theatre presents a New 4K Restoration of director John Carpenter’s landmark horror film THE THING, beginning April 15, for a week of late-night screenings. Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, and Wilfred Brimley. With groundbreaking creature special effects by Rob Bottin (TOTAL RECALL, SE7EN) and music by the maestro, Ennio Morricone.

For showtimes and information on the film, click here:

“[A] great barf-bag movie.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“A peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess, and outright, nihilistic terror.” — Empire Magazine

“A work of pure suspense unseen since the days of Hitchcock, expertly blended with some of the most gruesome effects ever conceived. THE THING is a brilliant horror film by any standard.” — Flipside Movie Emporium

“Horror movies don’t get much better than this.” —

Master of horror John Carpenter and frequent collaborator Kurt Russell take you to a remote outpost in Antarctica, as a group of American research scientists discover that a nearby camp has been destroyed and a strange craft has been found beneath the ice. Under attack by an alien lifeform that can assume the shape of its victims, THE THING is a harrowing combination of slow burn paranoia and gruesome body horror. With groundbreaking creature special effects by Rob Bottin (TOTAL RECALL, SE7EN) and music by the great Ennio Morricone.

Pricing & Scheduling:
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 (6698 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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