August 28, 2015

Chicago Noir Fest Includes The Chase

Noir City 7, the Film Noir Foundation’s annual film noir festival, will include a 35mm restored print of Peter Lorre’s The Chase (1946) at the Music Box Theater in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.

The movie will begin at 4:15 pm.

Noir City 7 will be held at the Music Box from Friday, Aug. 28, to Thursday, Sept. 3. The full schedule is available on the venue’s website.

Tickets for individual films are available for $12 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased online through the Music Box website. From the Chase page, click the button “Tickets”. A booking fee of $1.25 will be charged for each ticket purchased online.

A Full Festival Pass, which includes admission to every movie on the Noir City 7 schedule, is also available for $75. The Pass may also be purchased online through the cinema’s website. Click the link “Purchase a Noir City Festival Pass” on the Noir City 7 schedule page. No booking fee will be charged for this online purchase.

The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois.

Parking near the Music Box Theatre is limited. A parking lot is available at nearby Blaine Elementary School. Valet parking is available at the Mercury Theatre and Deleece Restaurant. Meters are available along N. Southport Avenue. More information on parking is available on the Music Box website.

For more information, please contact the cinema at (773) 871-6604.

The Film Noir Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of American noir movies. Their annual festivals are held in many U.S. cities coast to coast – and often include Lorre movies in the schedule.

In 1946, Peter Lorre appeared in two film adaptations of Cornell Woolrich novels. After leaving Warner Bros., Peter played Sunset Strip nightclub owner Mr. Marko in Black Angel, starring Dan Duryea and June Vincent. The Chase followed, with Peter as Gino, bodyguard to Miami gangster Steve Cochran.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses both film through interviews with Black Angel female lead June Vincent and Robert Cummings, who worked with Peter in The Chase.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-bound and soft-bound editions, as well as eBook formats.

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