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Movies in the Parks 2022 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 2022 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 June 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.

As always, the series' 2022 lineup skews toward family-friendly titles (think Sing 2, Moana and Encanto), though you can still catch adult-approved flicks like The Princess Bride, The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia! and—in a win for all the cinephiles out there—a screening of The Gleaners & I, the charming documentary by French New Wave icon Agnès Varda. Take a look at the full rundown of Movies in the Parks 2022.

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JUNE

Silent Movie Series at Indian Boundary: Beloved Rogue (Friday, June 3 at 7pm, Indian Boundary Park)

Rear Window (Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30pm, Lincoln Park)

Instant Family (Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30pm, Williams Park)

March of the Penguins (Thursday, June 16 at 8:30pm, Lincoln Park)

Mamma Mia! (Thursday, June 16 at 8:30pm, Wicker Park)

Encanto (Friday, June 17 at 8:30pm, Jonquil Park)

Grease (Friday, June 17 at 8:30pm, Berger Park)

Clifford the Big Red Dog (Friday, June 17 at 8:30pm, Rutherford Sayre Park)

Encanto (Saturday, June 18 at 8:30pm, Winnemac Park)

Soul (Saturday, June 18 at 8:30pm, Hamilton Park)

Black Panther (Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30pm, Washington Park)

Sing 2 (Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30pm, Oakdale Park)

Footloose (Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30pm, Grant Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30pm, Merrimac Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30pm, Lake Shore Park)

Sing 2 (Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30pm, Mozart Park)

Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Thursday, June 23 at 8:30pm, Osterman Beach)

Sing 2 (Thursday, June 23 at 8:30pm, Brooks Park)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Thursday, June 23 at 8:30pm, Holstein Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm, Shedd Park)

Space Jam (Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm, Mayfair Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm, Moran Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Saturday, June 25 at 8:30pm, Pulaski Park)

Legally Blonde (Saturday, June 25 at 8:30pm, Bartelme Park)

Encanto (Saturday, June 25 at 8:30pm, Unity Park)

Respect (Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30pm, Ward Park)

Center Stage (Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30pm, Washington Park)

In the Heights (Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30pm, Lincoln Park)

Encanto (Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30pm, Rosedale Park)

The Gleaners and I (Thursday, June 30 at 8:30pm, Walsh Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Thursday, June 30 at 8:30pm, Fuller Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Thursday, June 30 at 8:30pm, Wentworth Park)

JULY

Encanto (Friday, July 1 at 8:30pm, Hermitage Park)

The Mitchells vs the Machines (Friday, July 1 at 8:30pm, Commercial Club Playground of Chicago)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Friday, July 1 at 8:30pm, Simons Park)

King Richard (Saturday, July 2 at 8:30pm, Euclid Park)

Encanto (Saturday, July 2 at 8:30pm, Humboldt Park)

Happy Feet (Tuesday, July 5 at 8:30pm, Calumet Park)

Zahori (Wednesday, July 6 at 8:30pm, Harrison Park)

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 7 at 8:30pm, Lincoln Park)

The Devil Wears Prada (Thursday, July 7 at 8:30pm, Bartelme Park)

Soul (Friday, July 8 at 8:30pm, Peterson Park)

Encanto (Friday, July 8 at 8:30pm, Douglass Park)

Clifford the Big Red Dog (Friday, July 8 at 8:30pm, Rosenblum Park)

The Princess Bride (Saturday, July 9 at 8:30pm, Loyola Park)

Jungle Cruise (Saturday, July 9 at 8:30pm, O'Hallaren Park)

The Rookie (Saturday, July 9 at 8:30pm, Oz Park)

Drumline (Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30pm, Burnham Park)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30pm, Mozart Park)

White Christmas (Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30pm, Beverly Park)

Zootopia (Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30pm, Haas Park)

El Cuartito (Wednesday, July 13 at 8:30pm, Piotrowski Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Wednesday, July 12 at 8:30pm, Taylor-Lauridsen Park)

Encanto (Thursday, July 14 at 8:30pm, Cornell Square Park)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Thursday, July 14 at 8:30pm, Skinner Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Thursday, July 14 at 8:30pm, Sherman Park)

Space Jam (Friday, July 15 at 8:30pm, Gill Park)

Clifford the Big Red Dog (Friday, July 15 at 8:30pm, Sauganash Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Friday, July 15 at 8:30pm, Augusta Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Saturday, July 16 at 8:30pm, Ellis Park)

Imagine That (Saturday, July 16 at 8:30pm, Paschen Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Saturday, July 16 at 8:30pm, Grand Crossing Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Tuesday, July 19 at 8:15pm, Kells Park)

Bring It On (Tuesday, July 19 at 8:15pm, Lincoln Park)

The Karate Kid (Tuesday, July 19 at 8:15pm, Donovan Park)

Cholitas (Wednesday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Kelvyn Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Wednesday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Brainerd Park)

King Richard (Wednesday, July 20 at 8:15pm, Seward Park)

Hairspray (Thursday, July 21 at 8:15pm, Wicker Park)

Dumbo (Friday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Indian Boundary Park)

King Richard (Friday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Austin Town Hall Park)

Ghostbusters (Friday, July 22 at 8:15pm, Holstein Park)

Selma (Saturday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Washington Park)

Encanto (Saturday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Dawes Park)

Encanto (Saturday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Eckhart Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Tuesday, July 26 at 8:15pm, Ward Park)

Take the Lead (Tuesday, July 26 at 8:15pm, Washington Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Tuesday, July 26 at 8:15pm, Calumet Park)

Emma (Wednesday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Loyola Park)

The Great Outdoors (Wednesday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Dawes Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Wednesday, July 27 at 8:15pm, Carver Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Thursday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Churchill Field Park)

Encanto (Thursday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Bartelme Park)

Encanto (Thursday, July 28 at 8:15pm, Kelvyn Park)

Space Jam (Friday, July 29 at 8:15pm, Ridge Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Friday, July 29 at 8:15pm, Garfield Park)

Joe Versus the Volcano (Saturday, July 23 at 8:15pm, Jonquil Park)

Reel Chi Home Movies at Cornell Square (Saturday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Cornell Square Park)

Sing 2 (Saturday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Dunham Park)

Respect (Saturday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Oz Park)

Sing 2 (Saturday, July 30 at 8:15pm, Park No. 540)

AUGUST

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Tuesday, August 2 at 8:15pm, West Pullman Park)

Swing Time (Tuesday, August 2 at 8:15pm, Lincoln Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Tuesday, August 2 at 8:15pm, West Lawn Park)

Black Panther (Wednesday, August 3 at 8:15pm, Hasan Park)

Sing 2 (Wednesday, August 3 at 8:15pm, Tom Memorial Park)

The Best Summer of My Life (Wednesday, August 3 at 8:15pm, Kilbourn Park)

Hidden Figures (Thursday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Bartelme Park)

The Mitchells vs the Machines (Thursday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Senn Park)

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Saturday, August 4 at 8:15pm, Palmer Park)

Sing 2 (Friday, August 5 at 8:15pm, Dvorak Park)

Sing 2 (Friday, August 5 at 8:15pm, LeClaire-Hearst Park)

King Richard (Friday, August 5 at 8:15pm, Avalon Park)

Coco (Saturday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Loyola Park)

Moana (Saturday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Jonquil Park)

Encanto (Saturday, August 6 at 8:15pm, Washington Park)

Encanto (Tuesday, August 9 at 8:15pm, Field Park)

Encanto (Tuesday, August 9 at 8:15pm, Chippewa Park)

Fantasia (Tuesday, August 9 at 8:15pm, Calumet Park)

Luca (Wednesday, August 10 at 8:15pm, Schreiber Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Wednesday, August 10 at 8:15pm, Schreiber Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Wednesday, August 10 at 8:15pm, Clark Park) 

Soul (Thursday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Tuley Park)

Encanto (Thursday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Marquette Park)  

King Richard (Thursday, August 11 at 8:15pm, Fosco Park)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Friday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Archer Park)

Sing 2 (Friday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Archer Park)

Moana (Friday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Pasteur Park)

Encanto (Friday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Veterans' Memorial Park)     

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Saturday, August 12 at 8:15pm, Moore Park)     

Clue (Saturday, August 13 at 8:15pm, Oz Park)  

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm, McGuane Park)

You Got Served (Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm, Burnham Park)

Encanto (Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm, Ward Park)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm, Roberts Square Park)

Sing 2 (Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm, Smith Park)     

Sing 2 (Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm, Hamlin Park)

King Richard (Thursday, August 18 at 8pm, Anderson Park)  

Encanto (Thursday, August 18 at 8pm, Maggie Daley Park)

La La Land (Thursday, August 18 at 8pm, Wicker Park)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Friday, August 19 at 8pm, Kociuszko Park) 

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (Friday, August 19 at 8pm, Tilton Park)     

Moana (Friday, August 19 at 8pm, Gross Park)  

Reel Chi Home Movies (Saturday, August 20 at 8pm, Taylor Park)

King Richard (Saturday, August 20 at 8pm, Unity Park)

Sleepless in Seattle (Saturday, August 20 at 8pm, Jonquil Park)

Stormy Weather (Tuesday, August 23 at 8pm, Lincoln Park)  

Respect (Tuesday, August 23 at 8pm, River Park) 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm, Russell Square Park)   

The Wiz (Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm, South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse)  

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Thursday, August 25 at 8pm, Cole Park)  

Sing 2 (Thursday, August 25 at 8pm, Gage Park)  

Encanto (Friday, August 26 at 8pm, Scottsdale Park)  

A League of Their Own (Friday, August 26 at 8pm, Bartelme Park)  

Coming 2 America (Saturday, August 27 at 8pm, Washington Park)  

The Wizard of Oz (Saturday, August 27 at 8pm, Oz Park) 

Chicago Onscreen (Monday, August 29 at 8pm, Park No. 571)  

Chicago Onscreen (Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm, Grant Park)   

Chicago Onscreen (Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm, Margate Park)  

Chicago Onscreen (Wednesday, August 31 at 8pm, South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse)  

Chicago Onscreen (Wednesday, August 31 at 8pm, Hamlin Park)  

SEPTEMBER

Chicago Onscreen (Thursday, September 1 at 7:30pm, Hamilton Park)  

Chicago Onscreen (Thursday, September 1 at 8pm, Wicker Park)  

Silent Movie Series: Beloved Rogue (Friday, September 2 at 7pm, Indian Boundary Park)  

Chicago Onscreen Festival (Friday, September 2 at 7:30pm, Washington Park)  

Chicago Onscreen Festival (Saturday, September 3 at 7:30pm, Washington Park) 

Reel Chi Home Movies (Saturday, September 17 at 7pm, Robichaux Park) 

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