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The Chicago Park District and Northwestern ‘s Block Cinema are both projecting family entertainment alfresco, so grab a picnic basket and a blanket, and get out there.

Open-air screenings
CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? Mirren takes a call from Tony Blair.

All Park District films start at 8pm. For more details on park District screenings, call 312-742-7529. All Block Cinema films start at 9pm. For information on Block Cinema screenings, call 847-491-4000.

Thursday 21
Charlotte’s Web
Dir. Gary Winick. 2006. G. 97mins. America’s favorite pig hams it up with the help of a smart spider.
LeClaire Courts/Heart Community, 5120 W 44th St between LeClaire and Leamington Aves. Bus: 54B South Cicero. 8:30pm.

Dir. Bill Condon. 2006. PG-13. 131mins. A trio of black female soul singers rises to the top.
Fuller Park, 331 W 45th St at Princeton Ave. El: Red to 47th. Bus: 24 Wentworth, 47 47th St. 8:30pm.

Over the Hedge
Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. 2006. PG. 83mins. Forest creatures start a revolution against their suburban neighbors.
Bessemer Park, 8930 S Muskegon Ave between 89th and 90th Sts. Bus: 26, 30, 87. 8pm.

Friday 22
Arthur and the Invisibles
Dir. Luc Besson. 2006. PG. 104mins. A boy goes looking for a fabled treasure in his backyard.
Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave at Congress Pkwy. El: Green to Harlem. Bus: 85 Central, 126 Jackson. 8:30pm.

Stomp the Yard
Dir. Sylvain White. 2007. PG-13. 109mins. A troubled teen learns cool choreography at college.
Rainbow Beach & Park, 3111 E 77th St between South Shore Dr and the lake. Bus: 3 King Drive, 79 79th St. 8:30pm.

Saturday 23
Charlotte’s Web
See Thursday 21.
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W 19th St at Wentworth Ave. Bus: 18 16th/18th, 24 Wentworth. 8:30pm.

Tuesday 26
Monster House
Dir. Gil Kenan. 2006. PG. 91mins. Three kids discover that a local house is alive.
Schreiber Playground Park, 1552 W Schreiber Ave at Bosworth Ave. Bus: 36, 151 (24hrs), 155. 8:30pm.

Wednesday 27
Happy Feet
Dir. George Miller. 2006. PG. 109mins. A tap-dancing penguin attains status among his peers.
Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave between Montrose and Western Aves. El: Brown to Western. Bus: 49 Western (24hrs), 78 Montrose. 8:30pm.

Kicking & Screaming
Dir. Jesse Dylan. 2005. PG. 95mins. Will Ferrell takes over as coach of his son’s team.
Brands Park, 3259 N Elston Ave between School St and Belmont Ave. El: Blue to Belmont. Bus: 77 Belmont (24hrs).

The Queen
Dir. Stephen Frears. 2006. PG-13. 103mins. Queen Elizabeth deals with the death of Princess Diana.
Norris East Lawn, Northwestern University, 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston. El: Purple to Davis. 9pm.

Wizard of Oz
Dir. Victor Fleming. 1939. G. 112mins. A comatose farm girl in black-and-white Kansas hallucinates a Technicolor fantasy world somewhere over the rainbow.
Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd at Granville Ave.
El: Red to Granville. Bus: 151 Sheridan (24hrs). 8:30pm.

Author: TOC Film staff


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