Movies, movies, movies, I think it’s safe to say we all love movies. Chicagoan’s also love the summer, I mean we really love summer. From the beaches to the festivals we love summer time in Chicago. So we did what any sensible city would do, we combined movies and summer. How might you ask? Simple, we took a Chicago staple like Millennium Park and mushed it together with some amazing cinema. That’s right the Chicago department of cultural affairs and special events brings us again The Millennium Park Summer Film Series.
Kick back and relax at the park with a good movie, bring along friends and family and have a relaxing night out. Did we mention, it’s free! Just head over to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at 201 E. Randolph St. on select days to enjoy a movie in the city. All movies star at 6:30pm on the lawn. For our PPM resident’s living in the Gold Coast and River North you’re just a walk away from show time!
The Summer Movie List
June 21: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986, rated PG-13)
June 28: “Soul Food” (1997, rated R)
July 5: “A League of Their Own” (1992, rated PG)
July 12: “Thelma & Louise” (1991, rated R)
July 19 “Full Moon” Double Feature: “Moonstruck” (1988, rated PG), “Silence of the Lambs” (1991, rated R)
July 26: Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration (celebrating the documentary filmmaker)
Aug. 2: “West Side Story” (1961, unrated)
Aug. 9: “Grease” (1978, rated PG-13)
Aug. 16: “Finding Nemo” (2003, rated G)
Aug. 23: “Purple Rain” (1984, rated R)
Aug. 30: audience choice, voting details to be announced later
We hope to see some friendly faces out at movies in the park this summer. If you’re looking for a bite to eat before show time, make sure to check out our blog on Flacos Tacos!