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The vintage facade of the Music Box makes it one of the best movie theaters in Chicago.
Photograph: Max Herman

Time Out says

Some of the latest and greatest movies to hit the festival circuit arrive in the Midwest during the Chicago International Film Festival, which presents a lineup of more than 100 dramas, documentaries, comedies and foreign films, plus 60 short film programs. In addition to CIFF's home base at AMC Newcity 14, the fest offers viewing opportunities across the city, with screenings at the Music Box Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center. This year, the festivities will kick off with a free block party on Southport Avenue on October 11—in front of the Music Box Theatre—featuring live music, outdoor screenings, food vendors and moreYou can find a complete list of films, purchase tickets and learn about other programming on the Chicago International Film Festival website.


$15–$40 individual screenings, $70–$380 pass packages
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