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Watch free movies by the lake at Navy Pier’s Water Flicks screening series

Water Flicks Navy Pier
Photograph: James Richards IV Photography

Between the Millennium Park Summer Film Series and the stacked Movies in the Parks lineup, there's no reason to be stuck inside watching Netflix this summer. Thanks to Navy Pier's newly announced Water Flicks summer screening series, you have even more opportunities to catch a classic movie beneath the city's skyline.

Taking place on the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, the second annual Water Flicks series will show 10 films throughout the summer in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival and Broadway in Chicago. The theme of this year's lineup is "sing-along summer," which means musicals are the genre of choice—from classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to contemporary CGI fare such as Frozen and Sing.

Kicking off on June 18, the Water Flicks series screens movies every Monday beginning at 7pm, with free popcorn provided by the Navy Pier IMAX at AMC. Pack your blanket and take a look at the complete lineup of movies below.

June 18
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

June 25
Get on Up

July 2

July 9
Pitch Perfect

July 16
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 23

July 30
Viva Las Vegas (Special performance by Heartbreak Hotel prior to film)

August 6

August 13
The Wedding Singer

August 20

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