I saw Dream Girls last year in the park and had a great time. So this year it was important that I share the free movie series with fellow Chicagoans and city visitors this year. I’ll plan on going to a few. Be sure to follow my Twitter @FatGirl_Fashion to see what movies I’m going to see so we can meet up. All films are FREE and made possible by the Millennium Park Foundation. The Summer Film Series is co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
The series starts Tuesdays, June 21 and runs though August 30, at 6:30pm to be held at Millennium Park. You may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
FREE Admission with seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served.
Schedule is subject to change but this is what I know so far.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
(1986; PG-13, 103 min)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic ‘80s classic of a Chicago-area high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
(1997; R*, 115 mins)
Follows the trials of a close-knit Chicago family that gets together to have Sunday dinner every week
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A League of Their Own
(1992; PG, 125 mins)
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it success amidst their own growing rivalry. A special presentation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the USO will take place before the film.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Thelma & Louise
(1991; R**, 120 mins)
The Academy Award-winning film of two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (Full Moon Double Feature)
Moonstruck & Silence of the Lambs
(Moonstruck: 1988, PG, 102 mins / Silence of the Lambs: 1991, R‡, 118 mins)
A special double feature event beginning with the classic romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” followed by a late-night showing of the iconic thriller “Silence of the Lambs”
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating 50 years of democracy through documentary, this special screening will celebrate the legacy of the acclaimed Chicago filmmaking organization
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
West Side Story
(1961; Unrated, 152 mins)
The award-winning adaptation of the Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”—screened as part of Shakespeare 400
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
(1978; PG-13, 110 mins)
A special sing-along presentation of this romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
(2003; G, 100 mins)
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(1984; PG, 111 min)
Starring Prince, this is the story of a musician escaping a tumultuous home life through music
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (Audience Choice)
Favorite Chicago Film
Audience members will vote on their favorite Chicago film to be shown; details of voting to be announced at a later date
|*Rated R for strong sexuality and language
**Rated R for strong language, and some violence and sensuality
‡Rated R for Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes
^Rated R for adult situations, language, nudity and violence
Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:
- Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
- Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
- Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
- Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth
- For accessibility information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North. You can save $5 on your parking space with my code from SpotHero.
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