Take a break from all the shopping, and see some holiday classics on the big screen at the Music Box Double Feature and Sing-A-Long.
On Christmas Eve 1983, the operator of the Music Box Theatre decided to show two holiday film classics and sing carols during intermission, and for 32 years they have expanded the idea, and it has become a tradition of many families in the Chicagoland area.
Audiences are welcomed by Santa Claus who leads in the singing of Christmas carols accompanied by the theater organist. Audiences can sing along as the lyrics are projected on the screen so they don’t miss a word. After the carols, audiences can watch “White Christmas” where singing can continue with Irving Berlin classics from Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, and Rosemary Clooney on the screen. Audiences can also watch “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Capra’s famous film about George Bailey’s selfless actions and realizations that his loved ones need him as much as he needs them.
The Music Box Christmas Double Feature and Sing-A-Long will run Dec. 10–24 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Advance tickets for adults are $13 for a single feature $20 for a double feature. If available, day-of tickets are $15 for a single feature and $24 for a double feature. Admission for children under 13 years old is $10 for a single feature and $15 for a double feature. For tickets and showtimes visit musicboxtheatre.com/events/the-33rd-annual-music-box-christmas-double-feature-sing-a-long.