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Where to see outdoor movies in Chicago this summer

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

Movies in the Park
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 Chicago. Spread a blanket for free screenings in Chicago parks, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville. This year, green spaces throughout the city will be showing flicks like Wonder Woman, 10 Things I Hate About You and Black Panther. Next to lounging around the best rooftop bars Chicago has to offer, this is one of our all-time favorite summer pastimes.

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2019 outdoor movies series

Movies in the Parks 2019 schedule
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Movies in the Parks 2019 schedule

The Chicago Park District’s annual lineup for Movies in the Parks is packed with goodies this summer.

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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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