So summer is upon us and one thing that comes along with summer are the summer blockbusters. Let’s face though seeing all those movies with your kids can be costly, throw in popcorn and a soda for everyone and you may need a second job!
That’s why I love movies in the park. They are free (yes I know my taxes paid for them so technically not free) and I don’t get frowned on for bringing my own snacks from home. I totally recommend that you check out your local park district and see what is on their schedule (they probably also have a summer concert series too, just sayin’).
If you feel a little more adventurous there are going to be some fun movies in Millennium Park this summer as well. Here the ones you way want to bring the whole family to:
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30pm
Bend it Like Beckham
(2002, rated PG-13, 112 minutes)
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham follows two 18-year-olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer, from kick-abouts in the park to free kicks in the Final.
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm
(2016, rated PG, 127 minutes)
The three-time Oscar Award-nominated film about the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains in the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit
Thursday, August 24, 11am
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 80th Anniversary Family Daytime Screening
(1937, rated G, 83 minutes)
When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. When the Evil Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her.
Tuesday, August 29, 6:30pm
The Princess Bride
(1987, rated PG, 98 minutes)
A very special 30th Anniversary screening of the classic tale of love and adventure featuring the beautiful Buttercup, her brave Westley, a bumbling prince, an accomplished swordsman, a super strong giant and a cast of fairytale characters
For the whole list of movies for this year’s series visit their website here: Millennium Park Summer Film Series. We also have two meetups scheduled to watch The Blues Brothers and CaddyShack, we’d love to have you join us!
Have a favorite movie you’d like to see at a “Movies in the Park” event? share it in the comments below!