Things to do in Chicago for movie fansMary Houlihan – For the Sun-Timeson September 16, 2021 at 4:07 am

Welcome to our roundup of movie screenings and events in Chicago. Bookmark this page and check back for updates on shows and activities.


Deragh Campbell in “Anne at 13,000 Ft.”The Cinema Guild

When: Ongoing

Where: 1517 W. Fullerton

What: Facets returns to indoor screenings with the Chicago premiere of Canadian director Kazik Radwanski’s “Anne at 13,000 Ft.” (Sept. 17-26, $12). Deragh Campbell stars as a young woman struggling to preserve her identity as her seemingly grounded life gives way to increased anxiety and recklessness. During the extended down time, the Facets team has also been busy creating and polishing a series of new initiatives ranging from a program to help Chicago filmmakers premiere their films and a late-night series featuring screen gems and more to an enhanced Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Nov. 5-14) and a new in-house cafe and studio space for workshops and receptions.

More information: For updated information regarding Facets’ COVID-19 vaccination and/or mask policies, visit

Queer documentary festival

“Dykes, Camera, Action!”Provided

When: Sept. 19-27

Where: Online

What: PrideArts hosts a trio of documentary films about different aspects of queer life in America. “Dykes, Camera, Action!” is a history of Lesbian cinema from the women who made it happen, “P.S. Burn This Letter, Please” profiles drag queens from the 1950s when public cross dressing was illegal and “Proper Pronouns” looks at some of the transgender Americans serving as ordained Church ministers. Tickets: $12.

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Marlene Dietrich

Jean Arthur (from left), John Lund and Marlene Dietrich in “A Foreign Affair.”Paramount Pictures

When: Sept. 5-Oct. 3

Where: 3733 N. Southport

What: The Music Box Theatre honors the great German American actress Marlene Dietrich with a matinee series featuring her work with directors Fritz Lang (“Rancho Notorious”), George Marshall (“Destry Rides Again”), Billy Wilder (“A Foreign Affair”) and longtime collaborator Josef von Sternberg (“Morocco” and “Shanghai Express”). Tickets: $9.

More information: For vaccination and/or mask policy information, visit

Garden Movies

Music Box Theatre’s Garden Movies features films screened in the theatre’s expanded courtyard under the stars.Music Box Theatre

When: All summer long

Where: 3733 N. Southport

What: The Music Box Theatre is screening films in its expanded courtyard under the stars. Tickets: $9.

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