Chicago-made ‘I Used to Go Here’ has drive-in premiere


The Chicago premiere of the critically acclaimed, bittersweet comedy I Used To Go Here, featuring in-person Q&As with Chicago-based writer/director Kris Rey, will take place on Wednesday, July 29 (two screenings) at ChiTown Movies Drive-In Theater. 

The event is co-presented by two of the city’s most-respected cinematic institutions—Elevated Films and Music Box Theatre—and audience members can enjoy a fun and safe experience at ChiTown Movies drive-in at 2343 S. Throop Street in Chicago. 

Showtimes at 8:20pm (with a post-screening Q&A by Kris Rey) and 10:30pm (with a pre-screening Q&A), advance tickets for the I Used To Go Here premiere are $28 per vehicle, and are AVAILABLE HERE.

About I Used To Go Here
Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives a welcome invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour cancelled, and her ego deflated, Kate hopes that returning to her old college as a published author will give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression—from misadventures with eccentric 20-year olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor’s new favorite student. Bittersweet emotion and awkward humor abound as Kate journeys through her past to redefine her future in this big-hearted fourth feature from Chicago-based writer/director Kris Rey (Unexpected, Empire Builder.)

Writer / Director, Kris Rey

“It’s very fitting to have our first public screening of I Used To Go Here in Chicago, where I live and where we shot the film just a year ago,” says Rey. “Screening the film at a drive-in theater is truly a silver lining during this pandemic, as it’s not something I would have ever dreamed of being able to do before. And I’m thrilled to be working with Elevated Films and the Music Box Theatre – two organizations that I love and that are committed to supporting independent film.”


“Armed with her funniest material to date and a winning performance from Gillian Jacobs, the filmmaker finds new dimensions for both her work and the millennial ennui that has always inspired it.” — IndieWire

“Crackles with a determinedly awkward brand of humor… like YOUNG ADULT, but instead of acid, Rey offers warmth and hope.” — The Playlist

STARRING: Gillian Jacobs, Jemaine Clement, Hannah Marks, Kate Micucci, Jorma Taccone, Josh Wiggins, Forrest Goodluck 

I Used To Go Here opens at the Music Box Theatre and in the Virtual Cinema on Friday, July 31st

Distributed by Gravitas Ventures, I Used To Go Here opens theatrically in Chicago, exclusively at Music Box Theatre, beginning Friday, July 31, 2020; on the same day, the film also opens for online rental through Music Box’s Virtual Cinema program. For more details, VISIT HERE.

Pricing & Scheduling:
Theatrical tickets are $11 ($8 for Music Box Members).
PLEASE NOTE: Due to reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in both Music Box theaters, the Theater 2 Screening Room will only seat 18 patrons. Also, ticket purchases must be made online and in advance. For pre-ordering tickets and further information, please VISIT HERE

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