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Film Thu Dec 16 2010

Ring in the New Year with Poseidon

There aren't many interesting ways for filmaphiles to ring in the New Year. House parties always have that awkward lull halfway through them, and we've all witness what a terrible idea going to a bar can be. Lo and behold the fine people at the Musicbox Theatre have a solution.

For the past two years the Musicbox and Camp Theater have presented an alternative to the bar scene with an all-out seafaring adventure set to the 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure. The film is set on New Years Eve, where passengers encounter a catch in their evening's plan when they are involved in the biggest maritime disaster on the silver screen. Starting at 11pm, Chicago "passengers" embark on a journey on the high seas with camp master Dick O'Day as their captain. The unique thing about this is that you get to say you rang in the New Year with Gene Hackman, as the theater times Poseidon's midnight chime with reality's. The audience is encouraged to dress up in '70s cocktail attire, and the best outfit will win fantastic prizes. The Tribune and Metromix called this event a must-attend last year so make sure you don't miss out on it this time around. The Poseidon Adventure just won't be the same afterward.

The movie starts at 11pm at the Musicbox Theatre (3733 N. Southport) and goes until 2am. Tickets to The Poseidon Adventure are $22 in advance, $27 at the door. Your ticket includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, drink tickets, party favors, postshow party, and a interactive movie guide to help you follow the madness. A portion of each ticket sale also goes to Hell In a Handbag Productions.

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