Press Release: Millennium Park Announces 4th Annual Summer Film Series
Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
(schedule is subject to change)
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
(1997; R*, 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; 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; R**, 120 mins)
The Academy Award-winning film of two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences
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”
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
(1978; PG-13, 110 mins)
A special sing-along presentation of this romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s
(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
(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
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
*Rated R for strong sexuality and language
**Rated R for strong language, and some violence and sensuality
‡Rated R for Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes
^Rated R for adult situations, language, nudity and violence
All films are FREE and made possible by the Millennium Park Foundation. The Summer Film Series is co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
All films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning.
Tuesdays; June 21-August 30, 2016
Film screenings begin at 6:30 pm
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
FREE; Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served.
Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com
Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.