Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Movies in the Park

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]illennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on the big screen. This year’s third-annual Summer Film Series will happen on Tuesdays, from June 23 through Aug. 25. Screening will start at 6:30pm. Seating is first come first serve for the free screenings and you can take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or enjoy the show from the Great Lawn. The films will be projected on a 40-foot LED screen and have sound projected from the Pavilion’s state-of-the-art sound system. Be sure to grab a blanket and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy the free films with your friends and family this summer.

Back-to-the-futureJune 23
Back to the Future

(1985; PG, 116 min.)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic ‘80’s classic: A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Apollo-13June 30
Apollo 13

(1995; PG, 140 min.)
An all American story to celebrate the Fourth of the July: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Big-NightJuly 7
Big Night

(1996; R, 107 min.)
A true Italian feast for the eyes to kick off Taste of Chicago: A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
Edward-ScissorhandsJuly 14
Edward Scissorhands
(1990; PG-13, 105 min.)
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl.
Willie-Wonka-and-the-Chocolate-factoryJuly 21
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
(1971; G, 100 min.)
Honoring 50 years of the publication Roald Dahl’s most famous book: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.
Almost-FamousJuly 28
Almost Famous

(2000; R, 122 min.)
A rock-n-roll tale in advance of Lollapalooza presented with “Sound Opinions” WBEZ 91.5 FM: A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.
DrumlineAug. 4
Drumline

(2002; PG-13, 118 min.)
In celebration of the Bud Billiken—parade on Aug. 8: A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.
 
 
The-AviatorAug. 11
The Aviator

(2004; PG-13, 170 min.)
An American aviation spectacle in advance of the Chicago Air & Water Show: A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
Dirty-DancingAug. 18
Dirty Dancing

(1987; PG-13, 100 min.)
On stage & screen with theatrical production opening the same night at the Cadillac Palace: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle.
MahoganyAug. 25
Mahogany

(1975; PG, 109 min.)
40th anniversary of this Dianna Ross classic filmed in Chicago.
 
 
The-Breakfast-ClubSept. 1
The Breakfast Club

(1985; R, 97 min.)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this John Hughes classic: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

 

Movies in the Parks Series

In addition to the Millennium Park Film Series, the Chicago Park District is also hosting its 15th annual Movies in the Parks Series this year. These screenings kick off June 4 and feature more than 240 outdoor screenings of current and classic movies in parks across the city. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie in the parks. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.

1.-BacktothefutureIIJune 12
Back to the Future Part II
(1989; PG, 108 mins.)
Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985 without interfering with his first trip.
tmntJune 17
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(1990; PG, 96 min.)
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a criminal gang of ninjas.June 19
Into-the-woods
June 19
Into the Woods
(2014; PG, 125 min.)
Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St.
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.
Instructions-not-includedJune 27
Instructions Not Included

(2013; PG-13, 100 min.)
La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Blvd.
When an old girlfriend leaves a baby on playboy Valentin’s doorstep, he leaves Acapulco, hoping to find the baby’s mother in Los Angeles. Instead, he discovers an unlikely new life as father and Hollywood stuntman.
How-to-train-your-dragon-2July 1
How to Train Your Dragon 2

(2014; PG, 102 min.)
Washtenaw Park, 2521 S. Washtenaw Ave.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
AnnieJuly 8
Annie

(2014; PG, 118 min.)
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
A foster kid who lives with her mean foster mom sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
CroodsJuly 22
The Croods

(2013; PG, 98 mins.)
Kells Playground Park, 3201 W. Chicago
Earth’s first family embarks on the adventure of their lifetime across an incredible landscape and a brand-new world to find a new place to live after their cave is destroyed.
BoxtrollsAug. 1
The Boxtrolls

(2014; PG, 96 min.)
Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. An animated film based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.
Big-heroAug. 14
Big Hero 6

(2014; PG, 120 min.)
Maplewood Playlot Park, 1640 N.Maplewood Ave.
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Lego-MovieAug. 15
Lego Movie

(2014; PG, 101 min.)
Unity Playlot Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.
An ordinary Lego figure, Emmet, is surprised to learn that he is the prophesied -Special- but agrees to join a team of Lego superheroes and legends to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
guardians-of-the-galaxyAug. 19
Guardians of the Galaxy

(2014; PG-13, 121 min.)
Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.
Rio-2Aug. 29
Rio 2

(2014; G, 101 min.)
La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Blvd.
It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel, and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro into the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.Start times are approximate and all scheduling is subject to change.

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