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November 17, 2017

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Free Movies All 2017 Summer in Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago

The 2017 Chicago Millenium Park Film Series includes free movie offerings this summer of 2017 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, so get your blankets, snacks, and bottles of wine ready, because Chicago’s popular outdoor summer movie series will soon be here.    The series continues every Tuesday evening through September 5, 2017 and will kick off with the “Blues Brothers” on June 13 as well as musicals including “LA La Land” on July 18 and of course, our favorite, “the Princess Bride” on August 29. Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served, or guests can lounge under the stars on the pavilion’s Great Lawn. More information can be found on the City of Chicago’s website HERE.

 

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The series’ films will be presented on the latest and most sophisticated outdoor screen with sound projected from the Pavilion’s state-of-the-art sound system.    The screen was acquired by Millennium Park, Inc. to serve as a permanent enhancement to the Pritzker Pavilion. It measure 40 feet long and 22.5 feet high with an LED system and technology that is similar to that of a giant-screen television.  Other movies being shown in the 2017 lineup include “Caddyshack,” “Wayne’s World,” and  “Hidden Figures,” “ according to the announcement.  All film screenings are FREE and will begin at 6:30 p.m.     The schedule for the second summer series of free outdoor film screenings at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion is as follows.

 

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Full 2017 schedule:

  • “The Blues Brothers” – June 13 (1980, rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use, 132 minutes)
  • “Caddyshack” – June 20 (1980, rated R for sexual content, nudity, some language and drug use, 98 minutes)
  • “Julie and Julia” – June 27 (2009, rated PG-13, 123 minutes)
  • El Norte – July 11 (1983, rated R for some disturbing violent content and brief language, 141 minutes)
  • “La La Land” – July 18 (2016, rated PG-13, 128 minutes)
  • “Network” – July 25 (1976, rated R for strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of violence, 121 minutes)
  • “Bend it Like Beckham” – Aug. 1 (2002, rated PG-13, 112 minutes)
  • “Ghost” The Shining” – Aug. 
    • FULL MOON DOUBLE FEATURE: Ghost” (1990, rated PG-13, 127 minutes) “The Shining” (1980, rated R for strong violence, strong language, 144 minutes)
  • “Hidden Figures” – Aug. 15 (2016, rated PG, 127 minutes)
  • “Five Heartbeats” – Aug. 22 (1991, rated R for language, some sexual content, 122 minutes)
  • “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs”– Thurs., Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
    • 80th Anniversary Family Daytime Screening (1937, rated G, 83 minutes)
  • “The Princess Bride” – August 29 (1987, rated PG, 98 minutes)
  • Wayne’s World – September 5 (1992, rated PG-13, 95 minutes)

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