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Cults Take Over Music Box

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 27, 2006 6:34PM

Maybe it's the old-timey atmosphere, the popcorn that's always fresh or the fact that it's locally-owned: the Music Box is just an awesome place to see a movie among friends. And if you and your friends are die-hard LOTR fans or Buffyheads, then the Music Box is definitely the place to be. If you don't know what LOTR stands for or what a Buffyhead is, you can probably just skip the rest of this post.

2006_126cult.jpgTomorrow brings a day-long marathon of all three Lord of the Rings movies, starting at 1:20 with The Fellowship of the Ring. We would recommend showing up early; you'll want to make sure to get a good seat. Because you'll be there awhile. A special admission price of $10 gets you entry to the entire trilogy. At a total running time of 9 hours and 18 minutes, that's just about the most bang for your buck you can possibly get.

On January 12 and 13 as part of their weekly Midnight Movies series, the Music Box will show the musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Presumably there will be audience members showing up in costume, and there should be plenty of shouting and singing along to the onscreen action (courtesy of subtitles which will accompany the video projection). Advance tickets are available via TicketWeb; the $12 admission includes a "goodie bag." Prosthetic fangs and pom-poms perhaps?

200_12inland-empire-dern1_1166001774.jpgAlso: it has been confirmed that David Lynch's new film INLAND EMPIRE (yes, the title is all in caps) is opening at the Music Box on January 26. The theater's website says, "We have been told that David Lynch will be at the theater on Saturday, January 27. However we cannot guarantee this. Tickets for Saturday's performance will be sold in advance through Ticketweb soon for our normal price of $9.25. Please note: we CANNOT guarantee the director's appearance on Saturday. If David Lynch changes his travel plans, we will not be refunding the advance tickets sold for the January 27 performance." We'll try to let you know when tickets will be going on sale. However, you should keep your eyes peeled; in other cities advance tickets have been selling out within minutes.