Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesdays, June 13 - September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm (except Thursday, August 24 at 11am) • FREE Admission

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn

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Millennium Park Summer Film Series on the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Great Lawn(click on images to enlarge)


The popular Millennium Park Summer Film Series returns, Tuesdays, June 13 through September 5, at 6:30pm. This year’s line-up kicks off with the 1980 Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, the second place finisher in last year’s audience choice vote. Highlights include: Caddyshack presented by KPMG Women’s PGA Championship; a 30th Anniversary screening of The Princess Bride; a Full Moon Double Feature with Ghost and The Shining; a 25th Anniversary screening of Wayne’s World; and a special daytime showing of the 1937 classic Snow White on Thursday, August 24. The series also includes Millennium Park’s first Spanish-language film with the presentation of El Norte on July 11.

Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on the state-of- the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

Films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning unless otherwise noted.

A ChicagoMade Short will showcase a short film by a Chicago-based filmmaker prior to each feature screening of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. The series is a celebration of the robust local independent film community and a showcase of entertaining work produced by talented Chicago-based artists and is a program of the Independent Filmmaker Initiative. The complete list of selected films is listed here. Enjoy!


(schedule is subject to change)

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30pm

The Blues Brothers

(1980, rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use, 132 minutes)The Blues Brothers

The classic Chicago film about Jake and Elwood Blues and their “mission from God” was the second place finisher in last years’ audience choice vote. The screening is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Blues Festival, happening June 9–11, in its new location in Millennium Park.


Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm

KPMG Women’s PGA ChampionshipCaddyshack
Presented by KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

(1980, rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use, 98 minutes)Caddyshack

It will be an evening of fun and mayhem when the young caddies, golfers and Carl, the Golf Course Grounds Keeper, take on Bushwood Country Club. The screening is presented by the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, happening June 27–July 2 at Olympia Fields Country Club.


Tuesday, June 27, 6:30pm

Julie and Julia

(2009, rated PG-13, 123 minutes)Julie and Julia

Just in time for the upcoming Taste of Chicago, this July 5–9 in Grant Park. Julia Child and Julie Powell find their lives intertwined and discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.


Tuesday, July 11, 6:30pm

El Norte

(1983, rated R for some disturbing violent content and brief language, 141 minutes)

Screened in Spanish with English subtitlesEl Norte

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution in their home Guatemala and journey north through Mexico and on to the United States. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called “a Grapes of Wrath for our time.” The film’s relevancy today serves to remind us of Chicago’s status as a welcoming city.


Tuesday, July 18, 6:30pm

La La Land

(2016, rated PG-13, 128 minutes)La La Land

Inspired by classic Hollywood musicals but set in modern day Los Angeles, this film about everyday life asks what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight? Emma Stone won the Oscar Award for best actress in a leading role.


Tuesday, July 25, 6:30pm


(1976, rated R for strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of violence, 121 minutes)Network

In this lauded satire on the news media, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale’s angry televised rant turn into a huge ratings boost for the UBS network, but at what cost? The film is still relevant in today’s 24-hour news culture.


Tuesday, August 1, 6:30pm

Bend it Like Beckham

(2002, rated PG-13, 112 minutes)Bend it Like Beckham

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham follows two 18-year-olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer, from kick-abouts in the park to free kicks in the Final.


Tuesday, August 8, 6:30pm



(1990, rated PG-13, 127 minutes)Ghost

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. When Sam is murdered by a friend and corrupt business partner over a shady business deal, his powerless spirit seeks the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly.


The Shining

(1980, rated R for strong violence, strong language, 144 minutes)The Shining

Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. However, when he arrives with his wife and son, they soon discover the hotel is more than just isolated.


Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm

Hidden FiguresWindex

Presented by Windex

(2016, rated PG, 127 minutes)

The three-time Oscar Award-nominated film about the Hidden Figuresincredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains in the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Air and Water Show, happening August 19 and 20.


Tuesday, August 22, 6:30pm

Five HeartbeatsWBEZ 91.5

Presented by Sound Opinions

(1991, rated R for language, some sexual content, 122 minutes)Five Heartbeats

The film follow the highs and lows as a quintet of hopeful young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats in the 1960s.


Thursday, August 24, 11am- Pre-program beings at 10am

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 80th Anniversary Family Daytime Screening

Presented by Windex Windex

(1937, rated G, 83 minutes)

In celebration of Disney’s first animated feature film, join us for a special daytime screening of this classic tale. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsone of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. When the Evil Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. The film is presented in conjunction with Millennium Park’s Family Fun Festival, happening June 19–August 24.


Tuesday, August 29, 6:30pm

The Princess Bride

Presented by Southwest Airlines


(1987, rated PG, 98 minutes)The Princess Bride

A very special 30th Anniversary screening of the classic tale of love and adventure featuring the beautiful Buttercup, her brave Westley, a bumbling prince, an accomplished swordsman, a super strong giant and a cast of fairytale characters.


Tuesday, September 5, 6:30pm

Wayne’s World93XRT Chicago's Finest Rock

Presented by 93XRT 

Special appearance by rock legend Alice Alice CooperCooper

Alice Cooper will provide introductory remarks about the film and the cameo performance that cemented his “we’re not worthy” status among a generation of music fans. 

(1992, rated PG-13, 95 minutes)Wayne’s World

25th Anniversary of the megahit about two slacker friends, Wayne and Garth who are trying to promote their public-access cable show and end up on a rock and roll adventure!



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