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Movies in the Parks
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Movies in the Parks 2020 schedule

Enjoy the summer sun and blockbuster films all at once when you skip the pricey theaters for a night in Chicago parks

By Morgan Olsen

Pack a blanket and hit the corner store for a box of Milk Duds—the Chicago Park District’s annual lineup for Movies in the Parks is packed with goodies this summer. This year, the schedule includes 45 screenings in parks across the city, from Sauganash to Kenwood. The lineup includes the requisite kid-friendly hits (screenings of Aladdin and Frozen II dominate the schedule), undisputed classics (SelenaSpace Jam) and recent blockbusters (Avengers: Endgame).

A few new safety guidelines are in place this year, including a capacity limit for each screening of no more than 100 people. There will be designated entry and exit points for each event, and public restrooms will not be available. Look out for hand sanitizer on your way in and out, and don't forget your mask. Take a look at the full rundown of Movies in the Parks 2020.


Sonic the Hedgehog (Monday, July 13 at 8:15pm, Seward Park)

Aladdin (Tuesday, July 14 at 8:15pm, Cragin Park)

Toy Story (Wednesday, July 15 at 8:15pm, O'Hallaren Park)

Aquaman (Thursday, July 16 at 8:15pm, Austin Town Hall)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Friday, July 17 at 8:15pm, Galewood Park)

Frozen II (Monday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Burnham Park)

Aladdin (Tuesday, July 21 at 8:15pm, Fosco Park)

Frozen II (Wednesday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Green Briar Park)

Aladdin (Thursday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Smith Park)

Toy Story 4 (Friday, July 24 at 8:15pm, Archer Park)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Monday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Bell Park)

The Rookie (Tuesday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Beverly Park)

The Lion King (Wednesday, July 29 at 8:15pm, Taylor-Lauridsen Park)

The Lion King (Thursday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Sauganash Park)

Frozen II (Friday, July 31 at 8:15pm, Rowan Park)


Sonic the Hedgehog (Monday, August 3 at 8:15pm, Kenwood Community Park)

Home (Tuesday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Gill Park)

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Wednesday, August 5 at 8:15pm, Normandy Park)

Moana (Thursday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Commercial Club Playground of Chicago)

Coco (Friday, August 7 at 8:15pm, Athletic Field Park)

The Lion King (Monday, August 10 at 8:15pm, Woodhull Park)

The Lion King (Tuesday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Homan Square Community Center Park)

Scoob! (Wednesday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Paschen Park)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Thursday, August 13 at 8:15pm, West Lawn Park)

Space Jam (Friday, August 14 at 8:15pm, Dvorak Park)

Sing (Monday, August 17 at 8pm, Haas Park)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Tuesday, August 18 at 8pm, Calumet Park)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Wednesday, August 19 at 8pm, Kelly Park)

Toy Story 4 (Thursday, August 20 at 8pm, Peterson Park)

The Lion King (Friday, August 21 at 8pm, Palmer Park)

Selena (Monday, August 24 at 8pm, McKinley Park)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Tuesday, August 25 at 8pm, Senn Park)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Wednesday, August 26 at 8pm, Lowe Park)

Harriet (Thursday, August 27 at 8pm, Fuller Park)

Frozen II (Friday, August 28 at 8pm, Olympia Park)

Aladdin (Monday, August 31 at 8pm, Mamie-Till Park) 


Just Mercy (Tuesday, September 1 at 8pm, Mandrake Park)

Toy Story 4 (Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm, Schreiber Park)

Avengers: Endgame (Thursday, September 3 at 8pm, Hamilton Park)

Penguins (Friday, September 4 at 8pm, Piotrowski Park)

Wonder Park (Monday, September 7 at 8pm, Wilson Park)

Avengers: Endgame (Tuesday, September 8 at 8pm, Sherwood Park)

Aladdin (Wednesday, September 9 at 8pm, Altgeld Park)

Frozen II (Thursday, September 10 at 8pm, Ken-Well Park)

Toy Story 4 (Friday, September 11 at 8pm, Veterans' Memorial Park)


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