Free Millennium Park Movies On Tuesdays In Summer
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By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Summer Film Series at Millennium Park will kick off with a screening of “Ghostbusters” and a tribute to the late Harold Ramis.
The series runs from June 24-August 26, starting every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Seats inside the pavilion are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors can also sit on the lawn.
The movies are presented on a 40-foot LED screen.
Two of the movies are rated R (“This Is Spinal Tap” and “The Birdcage”), while the remainder are PG-13, PG or G rated.
Ramis, who died in February at the age of 69, was a graduate of Senn High School and wrote and starred in “Ghostbusters.”
The schedule includes another Chicago connection with “Dreamgirls”–starring Chicago native Jennifer Hudson.
The park does allow guests to bring their own alcohol and food.
Tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbeque grills, open flame candles or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.
Tuesday, June 24: “Ghostbusters”(1984; PG, 105 min
Tuesday, July 1: “Top Gun” (1986; PG, 110 min)
Tuesday, July 8: “20 Feet From Stardom” (2013; PG-13, 91 mins)
Tuesday, July 15: “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (2000; PG-13, 106 mins)
Tuesday, July 22: “Field Of Dreams” (1989; PG, 107 mins)
Tuesday, July 29: “This Is Spinal Tap” (1984; R, 82 mins)
Tuesday, August 5: “The Birdcage” (1996; R*, 117 mins)
Tuesday, August 12: “American Graffiti” (1973; PG, 110 mins)
Tuesday, August 19: “Dreamgirls” (2006; PG-13, 130 mins)
Tuesday, August 26: “Wizard Of Oz” (1939; G-102 mins)