Watch ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ in Millennium Park This Summer

Summer evenings at Millennium Park include free movies on Tuesdays starting June 13. (John W. Iwanski / Flickr)Summer evenings at Millennium Park include free movies on Tuesdays starting June 13. (John W. Iwanski / Flickr)

Make Tuesday movie night this summer. Pack lawn chairs, grab some popcorn and snacks and head to Millennium Park, where free movie screenings begin in June.

The city of Chicago’s annual Summer Film Series kicks off Tuesday, June 13 with the 1980 Chicago classic “The Blues Brothers.”

New this year: a Spanish-language film presentation of “El Norte” on July 11.

The city will host a special “Full Moon Double Feature” on Tuesday, Aug. 8 with screenings of the 1990 classic “Ghost,” featuring Patrick Swazye and Demi Moore followed by the 1980 thriller “The Shining,” with Jack Nicholson.

In honor of the 80th anniversary of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the city will host a special daytime screening of the 1937 film at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24.

All other movies will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on a 40-foot LED screen, and guests can either sit in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or set up camp on the Great Lawn. The series is held on Tuesdays from June 13 through Sept. 5.

Check out this year’s films below (or Jump to films for JUNE | JULYAUGUST)

JUNE (Jump to films in JULYAUGUST)

Tuesday, June 13:

“The Blues Brothers” (1980, rated R, 132 minutes)

Tuesday, June 20:

“Caddyshack” (1980, rated R, 98 minutes)

Tuesday, June 27:

“Julie and Julia” (2009, rated PG-13, 123 minutes)

“La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is scheduled to be shown Tuesday, July 18  in Millennium Park (Dale Robinette / Lionsgate) “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is scheduled to be shown Tuesday, July 18 in Millennium Park (Dale Robinette / Lionsgate)

JULY (Jump to films in JUNEAUGUST)

Tuesday, July 11:

“El Norte” (1983, rated R, 141 minutes, screened in Spanish with English subtitles)

Tuesday, July 18:

“La La Land” (2016, rated PG-13, 128 minutes)

Tuesday, July 25:

“Network” (1976, rated R, 121 minutes)

The 1937 Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be shown Thursday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. in Millennium Park (Stefan Schubert / Flickr) The 1937 Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be shown Thursday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. in Millennium Park (Stefan Schubert / Flickr)

AUGUST (Jump to films in JUNE | JULY)

Tuesday, Aug. 1:

“Bend it Like Beckham (2002, rated PG-13, 112 minutes)

Tuesday, Aug. 8:

Full Moon Double Feature: “Ghost” (1990, rated PG-13, 127 minutes); “The Shining” (1980, rated R, 144 minutes)

Tuesday, Aug. 15:

“Hidden Figures” (2016, rated PG, 127 minutes)

Tuesday, Aug. 22:

“Five Heartbeats” (1991 , rated R, 122 minutes)

Thursday Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.:

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937, rated G, 83 minutes)

Tuesday, Aug. 29:

“The Princess Bride” (1987, rated PG, 98 minutes)

Tuesday, Sept. 5:

“Wayne’s World (1992, rated PG-13, 95 minutes)


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