Jan–Jun 2022

2021 / 2022
Nov 26—Jan 03

Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol ON DEMAND

virtual event

To celebrate the 2021 holiday season, Manual Cinema is streaming its visually inventive adaptation Christmas Carol on demand! From November 26-January 3rd you'll be able to rent Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol for $15.  more info

Jan 29—Feb 27

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about A Terrible Monster

Chicago, IL
Chicago Children's Theatre

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?  more info

Mar 19

The Magic City

Chicago, IL
Harris Theater
2 pm–3:15 pm

Manual Cinema has adapted Edith Nesbit’s 1910 novel “The Magic City” for a live, cinematic shadow puppet show. Using overhead projectors, paper shadow puppets, actors on camera and live music, Manual Cinema’s adaptation of The Magic City updates the novel with a modern retelling.  more info

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