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Where to See Outdoor Movies in Chicago

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on June 13
People watch an outdoor movie

"Get Out" screening in Millennium Park in 2018. (Bilgin S. Sasmaz / Anadolu Agency /Getty)

Pack the picnic, grab a lawn chair, and get ready to watch movies outside all summer long 😎

Starting today, residents can head to neighborhood parks to catch films like family fav “Toy Story,” sports classic “Field of Dreams,” and more. 

See South Side comedy “Barbershop” one week and Oscar winner “Everything Everywhere All At Once” the next on the 40-foot LED screen.

Best family movies: Water Flicks at Navy Pier

Family — chosen and biological — is the theme of movies playing at this season, including “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Are We There Yet?”

The Emily Hotel offers an upscale outdoor movie experience with lounge chairs and personal headphones from a rooftop showing off the skyline. There are also Black Cinema, Pride, and Y2K collections!

Drive-ins made a comeback during the pandemic: See new releases like “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” as well as recent blockbusters like “John Wick.”

Best pre-show fun: Movies in Lombard

Kiddos can enjoy balloon twisters, play with animals, and meet Mirabel from “Encanto” before screenings at Lilacia Park.

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