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Millennium Park Audiences Pick Their Favorite Chicago-Made Film:
The Dark Knight

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

Tuesdays, June 21 - August 30, 2016  •  6:30 pm  •  FREE Admission

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.




Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Soul Food

A League of Their Own







Thelma & Louise
















Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration

West Side Story













Finding Nemo






Purple Rain







The Dark Knight



(schedule is subject to change)


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





Presented By ABC

6pm, ABC presents the new fall comedy Speechless, brought to you locally by Xfinity. Speechless: Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, About a Boy, The Riches, Good Will Hunting) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his "voice."


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 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; R, 111 min)

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


Presented By Sephora


Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (Audience Choice)

The Dark Knight

(2008; PG-13, 152 min)

Audience members voted throughout the summer for their favorite Chicago-made film. The Dark Knight filmed in Chicago for three months during the summer of 2007. The film was directed by Chicago native Christopher Nolan. And it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Heath Ledger) and Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Richard King).



* 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.

Partnership opportunities are available for these outdoor films and more. To learn more, contact or visit




Tuesdays; June 21-August 30, 2016




Film screenings begin at 6:30 pm




Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602




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
  • All films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth
  • For accessibility information, contact




Public Transportation:
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Millennium Garages

Parking details: Park right below the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600