You could spend an afternoon sitting in the dark at a variety of Chicago movie theaters, but the Music Box caters to anyone with a preference for independent films, foreign cinema, vintage movies and documentaries. Have a drink in the lounge before taking your seat in the ornate main theater or the smaller screening room—and don't forget to ask for butter (the real deal, not the pungent fake stuff) on your popcorn.
Chicago weather is notoriously fickle, but you shouldn’t let scorching heat, pouring rain or frigid temperatures ruin your day. While you might need to put off your stroll through one of the city’s beautiful parks and shopping districts, some of the best things to do in Chicago are entirely indoors. You can learn something new at one of Chicago’s world class museums, get competitive with a game of golf or ping pong, or immerse yourself in another world by catching a film festival at one of the city’s best movie theaters. Even if the forecast dashed your original plans, these Chicago indoor activities won’t leave you disappointed.