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Millennium Park to Screen Free Musicals Every Tuesday Night

By Kyla Gardner | May 26, 2013 8:14am
 The Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millenium Park.
The Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millenium Park.
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CHICAGO — The city is introducing a new summer film screening series that is free, outside and all that jazz.

The Millennium Park series will feature musicals tied to city events taking place the week they are shown. The screenings will take place every Tuesday through Aug. 20.

"Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones" shows June 4 to celebrate the Chicago Blues Festival, and "The Triplets of Belleville" will screen June 11 during Chicago Bike Week. "The Jungle Book" screens July 23 in conjunction with the Goodman Theatre's live theatric performances June 21 through Aug. 4.

Acclaimed musical "Chicago" will show in Millennium Park June 18, with a tribue to late legendary film critic Roger Ebert.

The "tribute to Roger Ebert will remind us of how he championed Chicago as a center for filmmaking and critiques," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement.

The 23-foot-high, 40-foot-long screen is in the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the lawn may reach capacity, according to a statement.

All movies begin at 6:30 p.m., except "The Triplets of Belleville," which begins at dusk.

The full film lineup is:

June 4: "Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones — Live at the Checkerboard Loung, 1981"

June 11: "The Triplets of Belleville"

June 18: "Chicago"

June 25: "Funny Face"

July 2: "Yankee Doodle Dandy"

July 9: "Amadeus"

July 16: "Moulin Rouge"

July 23: "The Jungle Book"

July 30: "Buena Vista Social Club"

Aug. 6: "Singin' in the Rain"

Aug. 13: "Cabaret"

Aug. 20 "Dream Girls"