Movies in the Parks

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Watch a free screening under the stars on our front lawn.

The Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks returns this summer to present free outdoor screenings on our front lawn. There’s no better way to spend a fun summer night than watching a favorite movie outdoors. You'll enjoy the evening, framed by our historic building and beautiful Lake Michigan. Pack your picnic or lawn games, and come early to snag the best seats on the lawn. Parking in the Museum garage is free for Movies in the Parks attendees. 

See below for films and dates. The Museum closes at 5:30 p.m. on these dates and is not open during the screenings.

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Summer 2024 Schedule

June 25

Spy Kids

Using cutting-edge gadgets, two kids must save their reactivated superspy parents after they're taken by an evil, high-tech enemy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at dusk (approx. 8:30 p.m.)
PG | 88 minutes | 2001 | Closed Captioned
Start time is approximate: all movies begin at dusk.

Photo © Miramax.

When the manic Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, the only ones standing in their way are Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic the Hedgehog and his new friend Tails.

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at dusk (approx. 8:30 p.m.)
PG | 122 minutes | 2022 | Closed Captioned
Start time is approximate: all movies begin at dusk.

Photo © Paramount Pictures.

More Info

Films begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on the Museum's front lawn and are free of charge. In case of bad weather, the screening will be cancelled.

Park in our convenient underground garage or using street parking nearby. The Museum closes at 5:30 p.m. and will not be open during the screenings.

Call the Movies in the Parks hotline for daily listings and weather-related cancellations at (312) 742-1134. To see the full citywide movie schedule, visit Movies in the Parks.

This program is presented as part of Movies in the Parks. Movies in the Parks is part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, and is supported by San Pellegrino Essenza.