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Rated R

  • Nightlife, Pop-ups and food events
Photograph: Zach Long

Time Out says

After a long day (or night) of seeing gore-soaked horror movies and mind-bending sci-fi flicks at the Music Box Theatre's Cinepocalypse film festival, you could probably use a drink. You can find one in the Music Box's lounge, which has been transformed into Rated R, a pop-up speakeasy inspired by the upcoming reboot of Child's Play starring the murderous sentient doll Chucky. Produced by filmmaker Graham Skipper and Meyer2Meyer Entertainment, the pop-up transforms the theater's bar into a toy factory, where Chucky has escaped his box and started carving up some of his fellow playthings (including Barbie, a troll doll and Toy Story's Woody). Guests can order a speciality cocktail (such as a Bloody Martini or a Malört concotion called the Bitter End) and watch classic slasher flicks, listen to the bar's spooky John Carpenter-heavy playlist or strap on a headset and take part in the Child's Play VR experience. You don't have to be attending the Cinepocalypse fest to stop in for a drink, but the creepy decor might inspire you to stick around for a screening.


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