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Mon, Aug 7 at 3:05pm, 8:00pm


  • Dir. John Landis
  • USA
  • 1980
  • 133 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop
Mon, Aug 7 at 8:00pm: Introduction from musician and Belcourt staff member Coley Hinson | BUY TICKETS

Part of Music City Mondays

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.

Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission from God: In order to save the orphanage that raised them, they enlist the help of their former band. Cast to the gills with R&B legends, including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles (to name just a few), THE BLUES BROTHERS also features cameos and comedic turns from the likes of Carrie Fisher, John Candy and Frank Oz, along with perhaps the greatest car jump in cinema history. A stone classic.

“The stunts are still awe-inspiring, and there's plenty of laughs. They really were thinking big.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“An exceptional comedy...Car wrecks and blues-related music galore in the best movie ever made in Chicago.” —Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune (Jul 11, 1980)

“This is some weird movie. There's never been anything that looked quite like it; was it dreamed up in a junkyard?.... What's a little startling about this movie is that all of this works.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (Jan 1, 1980)