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Michael Phillips

'Phantom Thread' looking good at the Music Box in 70MM

'Phantom Thread' looking good at the Music Box in 70MM

Continuing its sporadic but notable string of new releases shown in the rare format of 70 millimeter film, which begun with “The Hateful Eight” and continued with “Dunkirk,” the Music Box Theatre on Jan. 11 opened a four-week engagement of Paul Thomas Anderson’s luxuriously weird romance “Phantom Thread.”

It’s doing well. The Chicago area’s sole 70MM “Phantom Thread” presentation, one of eight nationally, took in nearly $65,000 across five days, Jan. 11 through Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Set in the 1950s, the picture stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an obsessive London fashion designer and Vicky Krieps as his latest muse and lover is also playing in the customary digital...