Movies in Chicago in Millennium Park

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Movies in the Parks

September 2 – 3, 2015 (begins in June)

Chicago locations

See 240 Movies in the Parks, if weather allows. Free.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

 

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

 

(1971; G, 100 mins)

 

Honoring 50 years of the publication Roald Dahl’s most famous book

 

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. -IMDb

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015Almost Famous

 

Almost Famous

 

(2000; R‡, 122 mins)

 

A rock-n-roll tale in advance of Lollapalooza

 

Presented with “Sound Opinions” WBEZ 91.5 FM

 

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. -IMDb

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015Drumline

 

Drumline

 

(2002; PG-13, 118 mins)

 

In celebration of the Bud Billiken Parade on August 8th

 

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. -IMDb

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

The AviatorThe Aviator

 

(2004; PG-13, 170 mins)

 

An American aviation spectacle in advance of the Chicago Air & Water Show

 

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. -IMDb

 

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

Dirty DancingDirty Dancing

 

(1987; PG-13, 100 mins)

 

On stage & screen with theatrical production opening the same night at the Cadillac Palace

 

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle. -IMDb

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 

Mahogany

 

Mahogany

 

(1975; PG, 109 min)

 

40th anniversary of this Diana Ross classic filmed in Chicago.

 

Diana Ross creates a powerful characterization as Mahogany, an ambitious young secretary who becomes a high fashion model and world famous designer. This dramatic love story filmed in Chicago and Rome also stars Billy Dee Williams as the Chicago politician who falls in love with her. Anthony Perkins portrays a malevolent fashion photographer who masterminds, then tries to sabotage, Mahogany’s career. – Amazon.com

 

The Breakfast Club

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

 

The Breakfast Club

 

(1985; R**, 97 min)

 

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this John Hughes classic

 

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. -IMDb

 

*Rated R for language

 

**Rated R for language, drug content, and sexual references

 

‡Rated R for language, drug content, and brief nudity

 

 

Dates:
Tuesdays; June 23-September 1, 2015

 

 

Hours:
Film screenings begin at 6:30 pm

 

 

Location:
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

 

 

Admission:
FREE; Seating at the pavilion is first-come, first-served.

 

 

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