Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Movies in the Park

Summertime in Chicago is packed with so many festivals and outdoor concerts that we tend to forget about the awesomeness that is Movies in the Park. Just plop yourself down in front of a giant screen with dozens - sometimes hundreds - of your closest friends and try not to get eaten by mosquitoes while you enjoy movies with no admission price.

Movies in the Park kicks off tonight with "North by Northwest" in Belmont Harbor and "Airplane!" in Montgomery Ward Park and runs through September 16. There are 174 films playing in parks all over the city, so click here to view the entire summer movie schedule. Bring a blanket, snacks and a bottle of wine in a nondescript thermos, and you've got yourself a great evening. (And please don't be one of those jerks that sets up lawn chairs in the second row.)

Image via carfree chicago

Here are some of my summer must-sees:

"A League of their Own"
June 15 - Chicago History Museum

July 1 - Margate Park

"The Social Network"
July 5 - Montgomery Ward Park
August 20 - Harold Washington Park

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
July 16 - Jonquil Park
July 18 - Wicker Park

"The Dark Knight"
June 23 - Churchill Field

"Michael Jackson's This is It!"
July 26 - Palmer Park
August 19 - Lowe Park

"Space Jam"
August 2 - Gill Park

"The Sandlot"
July 23 - Norwood Park
August 18 - Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive

August 12 - Kilbourn Park

"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
August 25 - Lake Shore Park

"My Fair Lady" 
August 27 - Jonquil Park

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
August 30 - Grant Park: Grove 5

September 9 - Athletic Field


  1. You know I just realized the other day that they cancelled Movies in the Park downtown?? Boooooo.

  2. i LOVE movies in the park! im going to one on thursday :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams