Music Box to host a 70mm screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master tomorrow night
We asked for it, and Paul Thomas Anderson delivered. The Music Box plans to host a surprise 70mm screening of The Master tomorrow night at 10pm. The theater (3733 N Southport Ave) is by all accounts the last public venue in Chicago capable of presenting the wide-gauge format, which is what Anderson used in shooting and the way he wants the film to be seen.
Although the Weinstein Company has no clear plans to give Chicago a 70mm print for The Master's general run (the movie opens locally September 21), our post alerted Anderson's team to the fact that the Music Box is still 70mm-ready. This will be the second surprise screening of the film, after one at the Aero in Santa Monica earlier this month. Tickets are $10 and should be available soon at musicboxtheatre.com; all proceeds will go to the Film Foundation, of which Anderson is a board member.