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Eight Forty-Eight

Music Box Films does film distribution, Midwest-style

In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways. Now the exhibitor is also a distributor of films. To find out what prompted that move, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy was joined by two of the people behind this enterprise: Willam Schopf, president of Southport Music Box Corporation--the company that owns Music Box Theatre and Music Box Films and Brian Andreotti, the program and marketing director for Music Box Theatre and Films.

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