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Movies in the Parks 2021 schedule

Pack a blanket and a box of candy for a movie under the stars

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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Lawn chairs and snacks at the ready! The Chicago Park District's 2021 lineup for Movies in the Parks has arrived, and it's got enough blockbusters, classic and kid-friendly picks on the roster for you to plan movie nights all summer along—no pricey theater tickets required. From July through September, the annual series brings dozens of free movie screenings to neighborhood parks across the city, from Humboldt Park to the South Shore Cultural Center.

The series' lineup skews toward family-friendly titles (fans of The Croods: A New Age will be pleased to note it's screening no less than eight times), but you can still catch adult-approved movies like Clueless, Casablanca and Black Panther—and you'll also spot nostalgic flicks like The Karate Kid, Jurassic Park and Field of Dreams scattered throughout. Finally, don't forget to bring a face covering—even though Chicago has fully reopened, the park district is still asking folks to mask up for its outdoor programming. Take a look at the full rundown of Movies in the Parks 2021.

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JULY

Sonic the Hedgehog (Tuesday, July 6 at 8:30pm, Oakdale Park)

Tom & Jerry (Wednesday, July 7 at 8:30pm, Humboldt Park)

Trolls World Tour (Thursday, July 8 at 8:30pm, Pasteur Park)

Jumanji: The Next Level (Friday, July 9 at 8:30pm, Owens Park)

The Greatest Showman (Friday, July 9 at 8:30pm, Amundsen Park)

The High Note (Saturday, July 10 at 8:30pm, Douglass Park)

Imagine That (Saturday, July 10 at 8:30pm, Paschen Park)

The Wizard of Oz (Tuesday, July 13 at 8:30pm, Beverly Park)

Dolittle (Tuesday, July 13 at 8:30pm, Augusta Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30pm, Hansberry Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Wednesday, July 14 at 8:30pm, Olympia Park)

Aladdin (Thursday, July 15 at 8:30pm, Vittum Park)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Thursday, July 15 at 8:30pm, Gompers Park)

Tom & Jerry (Friday, July 16 at 8:15pm, Lowe Park)

Dirty Dancing (Friday, July 16 at 8:15pm, Osterman Beach)

Babe (Friday, July 16 at 8:15pm, Oz Park)

Tom & Jerry (Saturday, July 17 at 8:15pm, Gladstone Park)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Saturday, July 17 at 8:15pm, Winnemac Park)

Frozen II (Tuesday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Kells Park)

Just Mercy (Tuesday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Hoard Park)

Delfin (Wednesday, July 21 at 8:15pm, Harrison Park)

The Princess and the Frog (Wednesday, July 21 at 8:15pm, Fuller Park)

Bill and Ted Face the Music (Thursday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Broncho Billy Park)

Jurassic Park (Thursday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Wentworth Park)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Friday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Commercial Club Playground of Chicago)

Trolls World Tour (Friday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Dawes Park)

Toy Story 4 (Saturday, July 24 at 8:15pm, Calumet Park)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Tuesday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Clark Park)

Toy Story 4 (Tuesday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Marquette Park)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Wednesday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Kedvale Park)

Mambo Man (Wednesday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Kilbourn Park)

Aladdin (Thursday, July 29 at 8:15pm, Rosenblum Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Thursday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Dunbar Park)

Jumanji: The Next Level (Friday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Austin Town Hall)

Duck Soup (Friday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Indian Boundary Park)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Saturday, July 31 at 8:15pm, Park No. 540)

Hidden Figures (Saturday, July 31 at 8:15pm, Lake Shore Park)

AUGUST

Raya and the Last Dragon (Tuesday, August 3 at 8:15pm, Churchill Field Park)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Tuesday, August 3 at 8:15pm, West Lawn Park)

X Men: Dark Phoenix (Wednesday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Anderson Park)

Onward (Wednesday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Senn Park)

The Lion King (Thursday, August 5 at 8:15pm, Union Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Thursday, August 5 at 8:15pm, Gill Park)

The Karate Kid (Friday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Norwood Park)

Aladdin (Friday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Rowan Park)

Trolls World Tour (Saturday, August 7 at 8:15pm, Veterans' Memorial Park)

A Wrinkle in Time (Saturday, August 7 at 8:15pm, Loyola Park)

The Goonies (Tuesday, August 10 at 8:15pm, McGuane Park)

Tom & Jerry (Tuesday, August 10 at 8:15pm, Tuley Park)

Onward (Wednesday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Park No. 571)

Field of Dreams (Wednesday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Mozart Park)

The War With Grandpa (Thursday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Clarendon Community Center Park)

Lean on Me (Thursday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Lindblom Park)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (Friday, August 13 at 8:15pm, Holstein Park)

Playing With Fire (Friday, August 13 at 8:15pm, Eugene Park)

Casablanca (Saturday, August 14 at 8:15pm, Lake Shore Park)

Black Panther (Saturday, August 14 at 8:15pm, Big Marsh Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Tuesday, August 17 at 8pm, Garfield Park) 

The Greatest Showman (Tuesday, August 17 at 8pm, River Park)

The Karate Kid (Tuesday, August 18 at 8pm, Sheridan Park)  

The Croods: A New Age (Wednesday, August 18 at 8pm, Rogers Park)

The Goonies (Thursday, August 19 at 8pm, Oriole Park)

Hidden Figures (Thursday, August 19 at 8pm, West Pullman Park)

Shrek (Friday, August 20 at 8pm, Haas Park)

Aladdin (Friday, August 20 at 8pm, Palmer Park)     

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Saturday, August 21 at 8pm, Eckhart Park)     

Dolittle (Saturday, August 21 at 8pm, Hamilton Park)  

The Photograph (Tuesday, August 24 at 8pm, La Follette Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Tuesday, August 24 at 8pm, Armour Park)

Labyrinth (Wednesday, August 25 at 8pm, Lincoln Park)

The Hate U Give (Thursday, August 26 at 8pm, Sherwood Park)

Trolls World Tour (Thursday, August 26 at 8pm, Piotrowski Park)     

Jumanji: The Next Level (Friday, August 27 at 8pm, Cole Park)

The Croods: A New Age (Friday, August 27 at 8pm, La Villita Park)  

Clueless (Saturday, August 28 at 8pm, Bartelme Park)

Jumanji: The Next Level (Saturday, August 28 at 8pm, Big Marsh Park)

The Karate Kid (Tuesday, August 31 at 8pm, Davis Square Park)        

SEPTEMBER

The Lion King (Wednesday, September 1 at 8pm, Lake Shore Park)

Tom & Jerry (Thursday, September 2 at 8pm, Ridge Park)

Jumanji: The Next Level (Tuesday, September 7 at 8pm, Shabonna Park)

Frozen II (Wednesday, September 8 at 8pm, Mozart Park)

Hocus Pocus (Thursday, September 9 at 8pm, Donovan Park)

The Wiz (Thursday, September 9 at 8pm, South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse)

Trolls World Tour (Friday, September 10 at 8pm, Commercial Club Playground of Chicago)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Friday, September 10 at 8pm, Kosciuszko Park)

The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday, September 11 at 8pm, Eckhart Park)

42 (Saturday, September 11 at 8pm, Oz Park)

In Old Chicago (Friday, September 14 at 8pm, Lincoln Park)

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