'Hidden Figures' Is Tuesday's Free Movie In Millennium Park

By David Matthews | April 17, 2017 8:09am | Updated on August 14, 2017 11:54am

DOWNTOWN — "Hidden Figures" is this week's free movie in Millennium Park. 

The free summer film series will return Tuesday night with the 2017 Best Picture nominee about three brilliant black women who worked at a segregated NASA during the 1960s space race. 

The movie starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe is rated PG and runs 2 hours and 7 minutes.

The show will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

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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. The park drew 12.9 million guests in the second half of last year, city officials said.

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 remaining lineup:

Aug. 15: "Hidden Figures" (2016; rated PG; 2 hours and 7 minutes)

Aug. 22: "The Five Heartbeats" (1991; rated R for language, some sexual content; 2 hours and 2 minutes)

10 a.m. Aug. 24: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 80th Anniversary family daytime screening (1937; rated G; 1 hour and 23 minutes)

Aug. 29: "The Princess Bride" (1987; rated PG; 1 hour and 38 minutes)

Sept. 5: "Wayne's World" (1992; rated PG-13; 1 hour and 35 minutes)

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

"Hidden Figures" will be shown Aug. 15.