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‘Hugo,’ ‘Smurfs’ Headline Summer Movies in the Park

By Patty Wetli | Monday, May 14, 2012

Movies in the Park - a summer tradition. Credit: Courtesy of the Chicago Park District

The city may be broke but you’ve got to hand it to the bean counters: They know not to mess with our free Movies in the Park. For the twelfth year, the Park District will present a mix of classics like Vertigo and The Wizard of Oz along with recent hits including Moneyball and Captain America.

In CSJ‘s neck of the woods, mark your calendars for:

  • June 30, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., Grease — because Olivia Newton-John in those skintight black pants never gets old
  • June 30, Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., 2012 Oscar-nominated Hugo — Seriously, Park District, making us go all Sophie’s Choice and choose between two flicks on the same night?
  • Aug. 29, River Park, 5100 N. Francisco Ave., The Smurfs — BYO kids and BYOB

View the complete schedule here; Movies in the Park runs June 11 – Oct. 26 at 128 parks. All movies begin at dusk. For updated weather cancellations, call 312.742.1134 or check the Park District’s movie page.

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  • http://www.watchmoviesreel.com/ Watch Movies Reel

    I think this is one of the great way to watch movies or presentation in park. People love that kind of idea. They are enjoying more rather than in cinema.

  • Dog_owner

    Are there no movies at Winnemac this year?  And why doesn’t Welles participate in this?  The residents of Northcenter and Lincoln Square are really underrepresented in this program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681313124 Mark Rickmeier

    If you want to go to outdoor movies in northcenter – there are a few options in the neighborhood: http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Movie-Nights/

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