Free Summer Movies In Millennium Park: 'Hidden Figures,' 'La La Land,' More

By David Matthews | April 17, 2017 8:09am | Updated on April 17, 2017 10:34am

DOWNTOWN — This year's collection of free movies in Chicago's showcase Millennium Park includes some classics— and some recent blockbusters.

2017 Best Picture nominees "Hidden Figures" and "La La Land" are among this summer's free movies in Millennium Park.

"Caddyshack," "Wayne's World" and "The Blues Brothers" will also be screened during the park's free summer film series starting June 13, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's.

The series also will include "The Shining"; the 1990 Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze drama "Ghost"; and "El Norte," the series' first Spanish language film.

A summer favorite in Chicago, the weekly film series is one of many free events that now make Millennium Park the top tourist attraction in the Midwest, Emanuel said. The park drew 12.9 million guests in the second half of last year.

The movies will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., unless otherwise noted. The series is presented by the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and supported by the Millennium Park Foundation. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

Here's the full lineup:

June 13: "The Blues Brothers" (1980; rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use; 132 minutes)

June 20: "Caddyshack" (1980; rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use; 98 minutes)

June 27: "Julie & Julia" (2009; rated PG-13; 123 minutes)

July 11: "El Norte" (1983; rated R for some disturbing violent content and brief language; 141 minutes)

July 18: "La La Land" (2016; rated PG-13; 128 minutes)

July 25: "Network" (1976; rated R for strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of violence; 121 minutes)

Aug. 1: "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002; rated PG-13; 112 minutes)

Aug. 8 "Full Moon" double feature:

• "Ghost" (1990; rated PG-13; 127 minutes)

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

Aug. 15: "Hidden Figures" (2016; rated PG; 127 minutes)

Aug. 22: "The Five Heartbeats" (1991; rated R for language, some sexual content; 122 minutes)

10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 80th Anniversary family daytime screening (1937; rated G; 83 minutes)

Aug. 29: "The Princess Bride" (1987; rated PG; 98 minutes)

Sept. 5: "Wayne's World" (1992; rated PG-13; 95 minutes)


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"La La Land" will be shown on Juy 18.

"Hidden Figures" will be shown Aug. 15.