Here’s What’s Playing at the Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Summer is quickly returning to the city, and what better way to enjoy the weather than by watching a movie outdoors. The always entertaining Millennium Park Summer Film Series is back again this year with an awesome lineup that’s sure to have something for everyone.

Beginning June 5th, the summer series kicks off with 60’s-set-musical (and overall fan-favorite) Hairspray.


Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will be open free of charge to share iconic films, each representing a wide array of themes, and genres, presented free of charge.

Millennium Park is a must-go attraction in the city of Chicago, with a state-of-the-art 40-foot LED screen that makes it perfect for viewing amazing films. Gather your family, your date, or just a couple friends to enjoy summer nights in the great outdoors park.


For a complete list of the films, check out the lineup below:



Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2018

Hairspray – June 5

Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Underground Film Festival


(1988, rated PG, 92 minutes)

Mad Max: Fury Road  – June 12


Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Critics Film Festival

(2015, rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images, 120 minutes)


Kinky Boots – June 19

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Filmmakers’ Reeling LGBTQ International Film Festival


(2005, rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, 107 minutes)

High Fidelity – July 3

Programmed in collaboration with the Midwest Independent Film Festival

(2000, rated R for language and some sexuality 113 minutes)

Iron Giant – July 9 @ 11 a.m.

Programmed in collaboration with the Facet’s Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

(1999, rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, some thematic material, and smoking, 90 minutes)

Man on Wire – July 10

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Media Project DOC10 Film Festival

(2008, rated PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references, 90 minutes)

International Media Mixer – July 17

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Film Archive

(2018, rated PG, 65 minutes)

DOUBLE FEATURE: WALL-E and Crash – July 31


Programmed in collaboration with the One Earth Film Festival

(2008, rated G, 98 minutes)


Programmed in collaboration with the Peace on Earth Film Festival 

(2004, rated R for language, sexual content and some violence, 112 minutes)

School of Rock– August 7

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

(2003, Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references, 108 minutes)

CoCo – August 14

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Film Festival 

(2017, rated PG for thematic elements, 105 minutes)

Slumdog Millionaire

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago International Film Festival

(2008, Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, and language, 120 minutes)


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