Throughout the summer, Chicago public parks have presented free big screen entertainment, and the good news is that summer and movies are not over yet. Movies in the Parks, bringing classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, continue through September 11 in ten parks around the city. Upcoming movies include such family hits as Jumanji, Frozen II, The Karate Kid, and Tom & Jerry—to name just few of the free offerings.
You can also enjoy the works of homegrown movie makers with a showcase of local Chicago films.
For a full lineup of parks, dates, and movies visit the Chicago Parks District website or access Movies in the Park on the MyChi Parks app. Movies begin at dusk. For daily listings and weather-related cancellations, call (312) 742-1134.
City of Chicago’s guidelines for park use stipulate that all park users should continue to wear face coverings when attending a Movies in the Parks event. Although the CDC announced an updated mask guidance that would allow vaccinated people to stop wearing masks in the majority of indoor and outdoor settings, the Chicago Park District guidance remains the same. “The focus of our programming is youth, many of whom are not eligible to receive the vaccine, and families,” the Parks Department explains, “[so] masks are still required to be worn by staff and patrons in our parks.”
Come on out and enjoy a (free) movie in the park—just another great thing about living in Chicago.