Movies in the Parks: best of the 2013 schedule

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Movies in the Parks

Movies in the Parks Chicago Park District


Jurassic Park in Wicker Park; The Birds at Belmont Harbor; The Wiz at Oz Park; In the Heat of the Night in the warmth of an August evening in Calumet Park: These are just a few of the highlights of this year's Movies in the Parks schedule, released yesterday by the Chicago Park District. The free alfresco cinema series, heading to some 150 parks citywide June 13 through September 14, also includes Dr. No, Thunderball and Skyfall as part of a 60th anniversary James Bond celebration; a Bollywood program with live dance performances; The Curators of the Dixon School, a doc by Chicago filmmaker Pamela Sherrod Anderson about the turnaround of a South Side grade school; and a Latino Film Festival selection. Of the 195 Movies in the Parks screenings, mark your calendars for the following films, which begin at dusk. Also, check out the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, a separate city-sponsored program of outdooor movie screenings at the Jay Prtizker Pavilion.

June

Skyfall
(June 15; Jonquil Playlot Park)
The Birds (June 17; Belmont Harbor)
Life of Pi (June 18; Harold Washington Playlot Park)
Latino Film Festival Selection (June 19; Harrison Park)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (June 20; Mary Bartelme Park)
Earth Girls Are Easy (June 20; Wicker Park)
Spaceballs (June 21; Independence Park)
Bollywood Film Music and Dance Medley (June 23; Bosley Playground Park)
Dr. No (June 24; Grant Park: Grove 5)
The Goonies (June 24; Sauganash Park)
Back to the Future (June 25; A. Montgomery Ward Park)
Uncle Buck (June 25; Park No. 551)
Little Shop of Horrors (June 26; Churchill Field Playlot Park)
Latino Film Festival Selection (June 26; Kosciuszko Park)

July

Life of Pi (July 2; Wentworth Park)
Independence Day (July 2; Wicker Park)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (July 8; Northerly Island Park)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (July 9; A. Montgomery Ward Park)
Latino Film Festival Selection (July 10; Piotrowski Park)
The Land Before Time (July 12; Sauganash Park)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (July 13; Woodhull Playground Park)
Bollywood Film Music and Dance Medley (July 14; Midway Plaisance Park)
Latino Film Festival Selection (July 17; Calumet Park)
The Wiz (July 18; Fuller Park)
Annie (July 19; Chase Park)
Ghostbusters (July 22; Calumet Park)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (July 23; Harold Washington Playlot Park)
Jurassic Park (July 25; Wicker Park)
The Sandlot (July 30; Cricket Hill)
Latino Film Festival Selection (July 31; Kilbourn Park)

August

Raiders of the Lost Ark (August 3; Meyering Playground Park)
Thunderball (August 6; Rainbow Beach Park)
Latino Film Festival Selection (August 7; Loyola Park)
Skyfall (August 9; Oakdale Park)
The Curators of the Dixon School (August 11; Nat King Cole Park)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (August 12; Cricket Hill)
Skyfall (August 13; Park No. 551)
Latino Film Festival Selection (August 14; Harrison Park)
In the Heat of the Night (August 19; Calumet Park)
Young Frakenstein (August 19; Grant Park: Grove 5)
Life of Pi (August 21; Willye B. White Park)
Life of Pi (August 22; Ellis Park)
Moonrise Kingdom (August 22; Kelly Park)
The Wiz (August 25; Oz Park)
The Wiz (August 28; South Shore Cultural Center)

September

Singin' in the Rain (September 3; Berger Park Cultural Center)


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