The popular Sound Opinions at the Movies series continues this Thursday, Oct. 24 (2013), at 7:30pm with a screening of High Fidelity at the Music Box Theatre. The critically acclaimed story of a record store owner’s heartache and love and the songs that have carried him through them is a cult favorite and the Music Box, located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue, is a true gem. Chicago Public Media’s national Sound Opinions broadcast is co-hosted by acclaimed pop music critics Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ.org.
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Celebrating the central role record stores play in the film, local record stores Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Dusty Groove and Dave’s Records will be present at the Music Box with their own list of top albums for attendees to check out at the event at special listening stations with equipment from Grain Audio.
“Anybody who has made or been inspired by a mix tape, walked into an indie record store on a whim and walked out with a life-changing record, or associated specific songs with life-changing moments,” says Greg Kot, “Have we got a movie for you!”
Actually, High Fidelity is my favorite movie of all time and the Music Box is my favorite theater in the city, so this combo couldn’t be more perfect.
Tickets for the Sound Opinions at the Movies screening of High Fidelity at the Music Box are $10 in advance ($9 for WBEZ members) by purchase on line at www.soundopinions.org. Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.