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Millennium Park Summer Film Series

June 5 - August 21, 2018
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St

Movies in the park, under a floating canopy of steel. It doesn't get much better than this for film buffs.

Through the summer months, visitors and locals flock to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park to sit, picnic and watch blockbusters, award-winning movies, family classics and cult favorites on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

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 create one of the most memorable moviegoing experiences, no matter where you sit. Pack a picnic and make a night of it. 


2018 MOVIE SCHEDULE

The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Film Series will highlight one Chicago film festival each film date, providing a season-long sampling of themes, ethnicities and genres to reflect the city’s rich passion for cinema in all its variety. Featured film festivals include the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Hairspray
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Underground Film Festival (1988, rated PG, 92 minutes)

Mad Max: Fury Road
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Critics Film Festival (2015, rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images, 120 minutes)

Kinky Boots
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Filmmakers' Reeling LGBTQ International Film Festival (2005, rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, 107 minutes)

Groundhog Day
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Comedy Film Festivaland Second City (1993, rated PG for some thematic elements, 101 minutes)

High Fidelity
Tuesday, July 3, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Midwest Independent Film Festival (2000, rated R for language and some sexuality, 113 minutes)

Iron Giant
Monday, July 9, 11am 

Programmed in collaboration with the Facet's Chicago International Children's Film Festival (1999, rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, some thematic material and smoking, 90 minutes)

Man on Wire
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Media Project DOC10 Film Festival (2008, rated PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references, 90 minutes)

International Media Mixer
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives (2018, rated PG, 65 minutes)

Get Out
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Black Harvest Film Festival (2017, rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references, 104 minutes)

WALL-E
Tuesday, July 31, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the One Earth Film Festival (2008, rated G, 98 minutes)

Crash
Tuesday, July 31, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Peace on Earth Film Festival (2004, rated R for language, sexual content and some violence, 112 minutes)

School of Rock
Tuesday, August 7, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (2003, rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references, 108 minutes)

Coco
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Film Festival (2017, rated PG for thematic elements, 105 minutes)

Slumdog Millionaire
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30pm

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago International Film Festival (2008, rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language, 121 minutes)


The annual Millennium Park Summer Film Series takes place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm, and admission is totally FREE. Chairs within the pavilion's seating bowl and space on the Great Lawn are first come, first served. Arrive early to snag a spot!

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