Movie buffs, grab a seat under the stars! Films of the "big screen" take to Millennium Park where a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen will showcase both classics and new favorites all summer long.
The 4th annual Millennium Park Summer Film Series — which runs every Tuesday evening 6:30pm from June 21 to August 30, 2016 — is a FREE admission event. Chairs within the seating bowl of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and space on the Great Lawn are first come, first served. Arrive early to snag a seat, or bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit back in this cinematic paradise.
Bright enough to be completely visible in the daylight, the screen illuminates the entire viewing area with crisp, clear images and combines with the Pavilion's concert-hall quality sound system to make for a memorable moviegoing experience, no matter where you sit. Pack a picnic and make a night of it.
This year's lineup includes hit blockbusters, award-winning films, family classics and more.
2016 MOVIE SCHEDULE
Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201 E. Randolph Street)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986; Rated PG-13, 103 mins)
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
Soul Food (1997; Rated R for for strong sexuality and language, 115 mins)
Follows the trials of a close-knit Chicago family that gets together to have Sunday dinner every week
A League of Their Own (1992; Rated 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.
Thelma & Louise (1991; Rated R for strong language, and some violence and sensuality, 120 mins)
The Academy Award-winning film of two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences
July 19 (Full Moon Double Feature)
Moonstruck (1988; Rated PG, 102 mins) & Silence of the Lambs (1991; Rated R for sex and nudity, violence and gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes, 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
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
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
Grease (1978; Rated PG-13, 110 mins)
A special sing-along presentation of this romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s
Finding Nemo (2003; Rated 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
Purple Rain (1984; Rated PG, 111 mins)
Starring Prince, this is the story of a musician escaping a tumultuous home life through music; presented with WBEZ's Sound Opinions
August 30 (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
Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the very latest on the Summer Film Series and all Millennium Park events, visit millenniumpark.org or get updates on Twitter @millennium_park.