Written By: Jessie White
All Chicagoans would agree that there is no time better to visit this gorgeous city other than Summer. Once the temperature begins to climb, any traveler walking through the city can feel the pulse of Summer creating a ton of fun events and local happenings all around town. While there are many tourist spots that are top-notch and worth the visit, there isn’t a Chicago landmark more iconic than Millennium Park during the summer. The famous Bean sculpture, beautiful gardens and fountains, and art installations from the nearby Art Institute are all very present from the moment you step into the park. While you need no excuse to visit this quintessential Chicago landmark, the summer months will give you even more reason to check out the stunning park with the Millennium Park Summer Film Series.
Millennium Park’s Summer Film Series takes place every Tuesday of the summer from June 4th to August 20th. All films will begin screening at 6:30 pm, with the exception of a few matinee shows and double features. Feel free to take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or bring your own blankets or beach chairs to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show surrounded by gorgeous Chicago skyline views.
The films starring in this summer’s film series will include:
July 2nd – The Wiz
July 9th – 10 Things I Hate About You
July 16th – Moonlight & Pan’s Labyrinth
July 23rd – The Music Man
July 30th – Fences
August 5th (10:30 am) – Inside Out
August 6th – The Muppet Movie
August 13th – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
August 20th – My Big Fat Greek Wedding
To see an entire list of Millennium Park’s events this summer check out the city of Chicago website.
Where to Stay?
The Willows Hotel
Located at the edge of Lakeview and Lincoln Park, accessible via Brown Line train
The Majestic Hotel
Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, accessible via Red Line train
The City Suites Hotel
Located in the heart of Boystown, accessible via Red Line train
Located near the Magnificent Mile