Summer lives. Some naysayers say it’s all over after the 4th of July but with August 5th, the mid-day of summer–there’s still a lot of summer left.
Tuesdays free Summer Film Series at Millennium Park is one of Chicago’s summer treasures that doesn’t get the buzz of something like this weekend’s Air and Water Show but is a wonderful idea for a mid-week break.
On a beautiful summer evening like tonight, I can’t think of anything much better than hitting the “Great Lawn” in Millennium Park in the shadow of our city’s second to none skyline while taking in a free classic film.
The films are shown on the park’s state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen and can be viewed from your blanket on the lawn or your seat in Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
The movies start at 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday, tonight through September 1st.
Here’s a preview of tonight’s film, “The Aviator” starring Leonardo DiCaprio—a perfect pick for Air and Water show week. (2004; PG-13, 170 mins)
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the summer:
- Tuesday, August 18, Dirty Dancing (1987; PG-13, 100 mins) will be shown in conjunction with the theatrical production of Dirty Dancing opening the same night at the Cadillac Palace Theater.
- Tuesday, August 25, Mahogany (1975; PG, 109 min) will be shown in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Diana Ross classic movie, Mahogany, which was filmed in Chicago.
- Tuesday, September 1, The Breakfast Club (1985; R**, 97 min) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the John Hughes classic.
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