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Millennium Park Summer Film Series on the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Great Lawn

Tuesdays, June 24 - August 26, 2014  •  6:30 pm  •  FREE Admission

Millennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series, Tuesdays, June 24–August 26 at 6:30pm. Chicagoans and visitors are invited to take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or enjoy the show from the Great Lawn.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014


(1984; PG, 105 min)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. -IMDb

A special tribute to Chicago filmmaker Harold Ramis.


BONUS FILM: Sunday, June 29, 2014


(1954; G, 108 min)


Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. -IMDb

Presented with Goodman Theatre.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Gun

(1986; PG, 110 min)

As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. -IMDb

20 Feet from StardomWith a special pre-screening program by the USO.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

20 Feet from Stardom

(2013; PG-13, 91 mins)

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. -IMDb

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary.


O Brother Where Art Thou?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

O Brother Where Art Thou?

(2000; PG-13, 106 mins)

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Field of Dreams

(1989; PG, 107 mins)Field of Dreams

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This is Spinal Tap

(1984; R*, 82 mins)

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. -IMDb

Presented with WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, and generous support from Music Box Theatre.

 The Birdcage

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Birdcage

(1996; R*, 117 mins)

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. -IMDb


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

American Graffiti

(1973; PG, 110 mins)

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. -IMDb

Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture and Best Director George Lucas.

Special pre-show performance by Million Dollar Quartet.Dreamgirls


Tuesday, August 19, 2014



(2006; PG-13, 130 mins)

Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s. -IMDb

Featuring the Academy Award-winning performance by Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

(1939; G-102 mins)

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. -IMDb

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of this family classic.




BONUS FILM: Wednesday, August 27, 2014Avatar


(2009; PG-13, 162 min)

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. -IMDb


BONUS FILM: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Strictly Ballroom

(1992; PG, 94 min)Strictly Ballroom

Film will begin at 6:30pm

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. -IMDb

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*Rated R for language and sexual references



Tuesdays; June 24-August 26, 2014




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:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assisted listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth
  • Requests for captioned movies are required 24-48 hours in advance




Public Transportation:
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Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.