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Press Release: Millennium Park Announces 3rd Annual Summer Film Series


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

Tuesdays, June 23 - September 1, 2015  •  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 23–September 1 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.

(schedule is subject to change)

Back to the Future


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Back to the Future

(1985; PG, 116 min)

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic ‘80’s classic

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. -IMDb


Tuesday, June 30, 2015Apollo 13

Apollo 13

(1995; PG, 140 mins)

An all American story to celebrate the Fourth of the July

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 7, 2015Big Night

Big Night

(1996; R*, 107 mins)

A true Italian feast for the eyes to kick off Taste of Chicago

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 14, 2015Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

(1990; PG-13, 105 mins)

Selected by ADA 25 Chicago, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 21, 2015Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

(1971; G, 100 mins)

Honoring 50 years of the publication Roald Dahl’s most famous book

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. -IMDb


Tuesday, July 28, 2015Almost Famous

Almost Famous

(2000; R‡, 122 mins)

A rock-n-roll tale in advance of Lollapalooza

Presented with “Sound Opinions” WBEZ 91.5 FM

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. -IMDb


Tuesday, August 4, 2015Drumline


(2002; PG-13, 118 mins)

In celebration of the Bud Billiken Parade on August 8th

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. -IMDb


Tuesday, August 11, 2015


The AviatorThe Aviator

(2004; PG-13, 170 mins)

An American aviation spectacle in advance of the Chicago Air & Water Show

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. -IMDb

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dirty DancingDirty Dancing

(1987; PG-13, 100 mins)

On stage & screen with theatrical production opening the same night at the Cadillac Palace

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle. -IMDb


Tuesday, August 25, 2015



(1975; PG, 109 min)

40th anniversary of this Diana Ross classic filmed in Chicago.

Diana Ross creates a powerful characterization as Mahogany, an ambitious young secretary who becomes a high fashion model and world famous designer. This dramatic love story filmed in Chicago and Rome also stars Billy Dee Williams as the Chicago politician who falls in love with her. Anthony Perkins portrays a malevolent fashion photographer who masterminds, then tries to sabotage, Mahogany's career. –

 The Breakfast Club

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Breakfast Club

(1985; R**, 97 min)

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this John Hughes classic

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. -IMDb


*Rated R for language

**Rated R for language, drug content, and sexual references

‡Rated R for language, drug content, and brief nudity




Tuesdays; June 23-September 1, 2015




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
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth
  • Advance requests for captioned movies no longer required; All 2015 films are screened with captions (with the exception of Mahogany, August 25)
  • For accessibility information, contact




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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.