Millennium Park Film Series returns for another Chicago summer

Millennium Park Film Series

There’s nothing better than spending a lazy summer night watching a classic movie. Sure, you can stay in and watch your favorites on Netflix or you could grab some friends and head out to Millennium Park for their free film series. Every Tuesday starting June 21st – August 30th, Millennium Park will screen classic movies at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on a 40 foot LED screen. The movie starts at 6:630 pm, so grab seat, eat some snacks, and get comfy.

The schedule for this year’s screening has been released and can be found below. And there some good ones, including 80s classics and Pixar favorites.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

(1986; PG-13, 103 min)

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Soul Food

(1997; R*, 115 mins)

Follows the trials of a close-knit Chicago family that gets together to have Sunday dinner every week

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A League of Their Own

(1992; 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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thelma & Louise

(1991; R**, 120 mins)

The Academy Award-winning film of two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (Full Moon Double Feature)

Moonstruck & Silence of the Lambs

(Moonstruck: 1988, PG, 102 mins / Silence of the Lambs: 1991, R‡, 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”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


(1978; PG-13, 110 mins)

A special sing-along presentation of this romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Finding Nemo

(2003; 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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Purple Rain

(1984; PG, 111 min)

Starring Prince, this is the story of a musician escaping a tumultuous home life through music; presented with WBEZ’s Sound Opinions

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (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

For more info on the Millennium Park Film Series, check out the event page.

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.