MUSIC BOX SALUTES JIMI HENDRIX WITH THE BIG-SCREEN PREMIERE OF HIS NEAR-COMPLETE WOODSTOCK CONCERT Monday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
A feature-length film capturing the late Jimi Hendrix’s extended 1969 performance at Woodstock is being screened in theaters for the first time. Music Box is pleased to present Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock on Monday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. www.musicboxtheatre.com/
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock includes 14 performances such as his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze” featured in the original Woodstock theatrical film, plus “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” “Lover Man,” “Izabella,” “Fire” and “Villanova Junction.” The nearly complete performance — some portions weren’t filmed — was released on DVD in 1999, but this edition includes a new 5.1 surround-sound audio mix prepared by Hendrix’s engineer, Eddie Kramer. The original 16-mm film footage was shot by director Michael Wadleigh and the team he brought to document the celebrated three-day rock festival in upstate New York. This presentation also includes previously unreleased footage and interviews with Hendrix band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, Kramer and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang.
Tickets, $11, can be purchased in advance at www.musicboxtheatre.com/
About the Music Box Theatre: For nearly 30 years the Music Box Theatre has been the premier venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films, festivals and some of the greatest cinematic events in Chicago. It currently has the largest cinema space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States. For additional information please visit www.musicboxtheatre.com .
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