Green screen

Enjoy the great outdoors while taking in a family flick.

Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Park DistrictFamilies flock to the riverfront Ping Tom Park in Chinatown for screenings under the stars.

The tranquility of nature, the excitement of cinema. Get the best of both worlds with these upcoming outdoor movie events. All films are free and begin at dusk unless otherwise noted.

Buffalo Grove
Willow Stream Park, 600 Farrington Dr (847-850-2100,
Jul 6The Smurfs
Jul 20Puss in Boots
Aug 3The Muppets

Carol Stream
Hampe Park, 297 E Lies Rd (630-784-6100,
Aug 3Lady and the Tramp

Bucktown Community Organization’s Movies in the Park
Churchill Park, 2007 W Churchill St (
Dates TBAFerris Bueller’s Day Off, The Wizard of Oz, The Lorax

Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park
Various parks throughout the city (
Jun 11–Sept 15

Movies in the Park: Outdoor Film Series
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St (312-642-4600, On the outdoor palazzo.
Jun 20A League of Their Own
Jul 18Return to Me
Jul 31Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Aug 15 The Princess Bride
Sept 5The Blues Brothers

Ravenswood Outdoor Movie Nights
Ravenswood Elementary School, 4332 N Paulina St (773-534-5525,

Jun 2
The Muppets
Jun 23
Jul 21
Toy Story
Aug 4
Toy Story 3
Aug 25
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Dr (847-491-4000,
Outdoor movie screenings are scheduled every Wednesday night throughout the summer beginning July 27.

Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Rd (847-724-5670,
Jul 20Toy Story

Mt. Prospect
Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S Pine St (847-392-2277,
Jun 19The Muppet Movie
Jul 17 Hugo
Aug 7Tangled

Oak Park
Ridgeland Common Pool, 415 W Lake St (708-848-9661,
Jul 20101 Dalmatians (animated version)

Lindberg Park, 1055 Lemoyne Pkwy (708-848-9661,
Aug 15The Indian in the Cupboard, 7pm

Northside Park, 200 N 7th St (847-465-3333,
Jun 11Puss in Boots

Husky Park, 1044 Anthony Rd (847-465-3333,
Jul 16Kung Fu Panda

Pleasant Run Park, Paddock and Equestrian Drs (847-465-3333,
Aug 13The Muppets

Ides Grove East Park, 8127 Meadowwood Ave (630-353-3300,
Jun 24The Muppets

Sunnydale Park, 2019 Wheeler Dr (630-353-3300,
Jun 27The Smurfs

Windy Point Park, 2100 Egerton Dr (630-353-3300,
Jul 13Tangled

Westminster Park, 1320 Westminster Dr (630-353-3300,
Jul 25Cars 2

Falconridge Park, 8400 Janes Ave (630-353-3300,
Jul 29Despicable Me