Outdoor movies in Chicago

Find all the best places to see outdoor movies in Chicago this summer with our guide to the season’s screenings

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Photograph: Chicago Park DistrictMovies in the Park

You can always cool off at the multiplex taking in this year’s best summer movies, but outdoor movies—including classics, recent hits and family favorites—are right at the top of the best things to do in the summer in Chicago. Spread a blanket for free screenings in neighborhood parks, Millennium Park or the new Park at Wrigley. This year, green spaces throughout the city will be showing flicks like Black Panther, Dirty Dancing, Home Alone and Get Out. Next to outdoor dining, outdoor movies are one of our favorite things to do in the open air.

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2018 outdoor movies series

Movies in the Parks: The full schedule
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Movies in the Parks: The full schedule

Check out more than 200 screenings in parks across the city this summer.

The complete Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2018
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The complete Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2018

The downtown park will show free movies every Tuesday night.

Music Box outdoor movies return to Wrigley Field
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Music Box outdoor movies return to Wrigley Field

The park will show movies on Wednesdays when the Cubs are on the road.

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

The theme of this year's lineup is "sing-along summer," which means musicals are the genre of choice.

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Music Box will show free outdoor movies at Wrigley Field this summer
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Music Box will show free outdoor movies at Wrigley Field this summer

Pioneer Court will host an outdoor movie series in July 2015
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Pioneer Court will host an outdoor movie series in July 2015

New outdoor film series comes to Navy Pier
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New outdoor film series comes to Navy Pier

Elevated Films offers innovative rooftop exhibition of new indie movies
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Elevated Films offers innovative rooftop exhibition of new indie movies

Clips Film Festival brings specialty brews, flicks to Eckhart Park
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Clips Film Festival brings specialty brews, flicks to Eckhart Park

Keeping it reel
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Keeping it reel

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