Here's something a little different for the film-loving folks in the Windy City. Beginning Friday, November 18, Chicago's Music Box Theatre begins showing a brand-spanking new, digitally restored print of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, created especially for the film's 30th Anniversary (and I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that these restored prints might also be used for an eventual Blu-ray release.
From what I've been told, this particular restoration will make its way to various theaters, but Chicago is the first and so far only place you can see this movie on the big screen, and I've got 25 run-of-engagement tickets to give to AICN readers to use for any of the showings of the film. Showtimes for first week's run of RAIDERS at the Music Box Theatre can be found HERE. If you win, your name will be at the box office, and you can come to any showing of the film. Here's how to win:
Send me an email at RaidersChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line "Throw me the idol!" (exactly like that). In the body of the email, I need your Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (each winners can bring one guest), and the answer to the following question (read carefully): "What's your favorite Indiana Jones moment, and why?" Your answer should be a particular scene, look, stunt, etc., from any of the four films. Keep your responses BRIEF--limit it to 75 words (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). People with the most interesting and original answers win. Winners will hear from me soon, but I will not be posting the winning names on the site. You will need a photo ID to pick up your tickets.
Good luck, everyone! And thanks to Paramount Pictures for bringing us this very fun film to Chicago.