Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park Events

Families can enjoy seeing a free flick at one of these park locations in the city.

Summer nights are the best! Especially when you can head to a local park and enjoy a movie night with your family. Bring dinner, snacks, drinks and even a blanket or chair to watch comfortably.

Chicago Park District has many family-friendly movie options, including Encanto, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Mitchells vs The Machines and many more. Make sure to check the movie’s rating before heading out because some of the movies are rated PG-13 for older kids.

Looking for more fun things to do with kids in Chicagoland? Check out our summer fun guide!

Note: Free screenings can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS check the location first before heading out.

North Side

Movies in the Parks at Belmont Harbor at Lincoln Park

June 14, July 7, Aug. 2, 2022

Families can head to Belmont Harbor at Lincoln Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. This event is for all ages. Rear Window is on June 14. Tomorrow is on July 7. The Gay Divorcee is on Aug. 2.

Movies in the Parks at Wicker Park

June 15, July 21, Aug. 18, 2022

Head to Wicker Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. For all ages. Mamma Mia! is on June 15, Hairspray (1988) is on July 21 and La La Land is on Aug. 18.

Movies in the Parks at Lincoln Park

June 16, 28, 2022

Head to Lincoln Park for a movie, beginning at dusk. For all ages. March of the Penguins is on June 16 and In the Heights is on June 28.

Movies in the Parks at Berger Park

June 17, 2022

Families can head to Berger Park for a showing of Grease. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Jonquil Park

June 17; July 29; Aug. 6, 20, 2022

Head to Jonquil Park for a movie beginning at dusk. For all ages. Encanto is on June 17, Joe Versus the Volcano is on July 29, Moana is on Aug. 6 and Sleepless in Seattle is on Aug. 20.

Movies in the Parks at Rutherford Sayre Park

June 17, 2022 

Families can head to Rutherford Sayre Park for a showing of Clifford the Big Red Dog. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Winnemac Park

June 18, 2022

Families can head to Winnemac Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Lake Shore Park

June 22, 2022 

Families can head to Lake Shore Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Merrimac Park

June 22, 2022 

Families can head to Merrimac Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Mozart Park

June 22, July 12, 2022 

Head to Mozart Park for a showing of Sing 2 on June 22 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is on July 12. Movies begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Brooks Park

June 23, 2022 

Families can head to Brooks Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Holstein Park

June 23, July 22, 2022

Families can head to Holstein Park for a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is on June 23 and Ghostbusters (1984) is on July 22. Movies begin at dusk. For all ages. 

Movies in the Parks at Osterman Beach at Lincoln Park

June 23, July 19, Aug. 23, 2022

Head to Osterman Beach at Lincoln Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. For all ages. Miniscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is on June 23, Bring it On is on July 19 and Stormy Weather is on Aug. 23.

Movies in the Parks at Mayfair Park

June 24, 2022

Families can head to Mayfair Park for a showing of Space Jam (1996). The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Bartelme Park

June 25; July 7, 28; Aug. 4, 26, 2022

Head to Bartelme Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. For all ages. Legally Blonde is on June 25, The Devil Wears Prada is on July 7, Encanto is on July 28, Hidden Figures is on Aug. 4 and A League of Their Own is on Aug. 26.

Movies in the Parks at Unity Park

June 25, 2022

Families with kids of all ages can head to Unity Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk.

Movies in the Parks at Rosedale Park

June 29, 2022

Families can head to Rosedale Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Walsh (John) Park

June 30, 2022 

Head to Walsh Park for a showing of The Gleaners and I. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Simons Park

July 1, 2022

Families can head to Simons (Almira) Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Dunham Park

July 7, 2022

Families can enjoy a showing of Sing 2 at Dunham (Robert) Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Loyola Park

July 9, 27; Aug. 6, 2022

All ages can head to Loyola Park for a showing of The Princess Bride on July 9, Emma on July 27 and Coco on Aug. 6. The movies begin at dusk. 

Movies in the Parks at Peterson Park

July 8, 2022 

Families can enjoy a movie at Peterson Park. The movie will be Soul and it will begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Oz Park

July 9, 30; Aug. 13, 27, 2022

Families can head to Oz Park for a showing of The Rookie on July 9, Respect on July 30, Clue on Aug. 13 and The Wizard of Oz on Aug. 27. Movies begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Haas Park

July 13, 2022

All ages can head to Haas Park for a showing of Zootopia. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Gill Park

July 15, 2022

Families can head to Gill Park for a showing of Space Jam (1996). The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Sauganash Park

July 15, 2022

  • Address: 5861 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago
  • Cost: Free

Bring the kids out to Sauganash Park for a showing of Clifford the Big Red Dog. The movie begins at dusk and is great for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Paschen Park

July 16, 2022

Families can head to Paschen Park for a showing of Imagine That. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Kelvyn Park

July 20, 28, 2022 

Families can head to Kelvyn Park for a showing of Cholitas on July 20 and Encanto on July 28. The movies begin at dusk and are for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Seward Park

July 20, 2022 

Head to Seward Park in for a showing of King Richard. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Indian Boundary Park

July 22, 2022

Bring the kids to Indian Boundary Park for a showing of the film, Dumbo (1941). The classic movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Kilbourn Park

July 27, Aug. 3 2022

Families can head to Kilbourn Park for a showing of The Great Outdoors on July 27 and The Best Summer of My Life on Aug. 3. The movies begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Churchill Field Park

July 28, 2022 

Families can head to Churchill Field Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Athletic Field Park

July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 16, 2022

Families can head to Athletic Field Park for a showing of Cruella on July 29, Sing 2 on Aug. 26 and Spider-Man on Sept. 16. The movies begin at dusk and are for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Senn Park

Aug. 4, 2022

Families can head to Senn Park for a showing of The Mitchells vs the Machines. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Chippewa Park

Aug. 9, 2022

Bring the kids out to Chippewa Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Field Park

Aug. 9, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Field Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Clark Park

Aug. 10, 2022 

Families can head to Clark Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Schreiber Park

Aug. 10, 2022

Bring the kids out to Schreiber Park for a showing of Luca. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Mather Park

Aug. 12, 2022

Bring the kids out to Mather Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Hamlin Park

Aug. 17, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Hamlin Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Roberts Park

Aug. 17, 2022

Kids will enjoy heading to Roberts Park to see a showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Maggie Daley Park

Aug. 18, 2022

Families can enjoy a showing of Encanto at Maggie Daley Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Gross (Theodore) Park

Aug. 19, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Gross Park for a showing of Moana. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Kosciuszko Park

Aug. 19, 2022

Families can head to Kosciuszko Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Unity Park

Aug. 20, 2022

Families can head to Unity Park for a showing of King Richard. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at River Park

Aug. 23, 2022

Families can head to River Park for a showing of Respect. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

South Side

Movies in the Parks at Williams Park

June 15, 2022

Families can head to Williams Park for a showing of Instant Family. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Hamilton Park

June 18, 2022

Families can head to Hamilton Park for a showing of Soul. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at DuSable Museum at Washington Park

June 21; July 23; Aug. 6, 27, 2022 

Head to DuSable Museum at Washington Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. For all ages. Black Panther is on June 21, Selma is on July 23, Encanto is on Aug. 6 and Coming 2 America is on Aug. 27. 

Movies in the Parks at Grant Park

June 21, 2022

Families can head to Grant Park for a showing of Footloose. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Oakdale Park

June 21, 2022

Families can head to Oakdale Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Moran Playground at Moran Park

June 24, 2022 

Families can head to Moran Playground at Moran Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Shedd Park

June 24, 2022 

Head to Shedd Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Harold Washington Park

June 28, July 26, 2022

Head to Harold Washington Park for a movie. Begins at dusk. For all ages. Center Stage is on June 28 and Take the Lead is on July 26.

Movies in the Parks at Fuller Park

June 30, 2022

Families can enjoy a movie at Fuller Park. The movie is Space Jam: A New Legacy and it will begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Wentworth Park

June 30, 2022

See a viewing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife at Wentworth Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Hermitage Park

July 1, 2022 

Families can enjoy seeing Encanto at Hermitage Park. The movie begins at dusk and is for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Euclid Park

July 2, 2022

Families can see a showing of King Richard at Euclid Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Calumet Park

July 5, 27; Aug. 9, 2022 

Head to Calumet Park for a showing of Happy Feet on July 2, Spider-Man: No Way Home on July 27 and Fantasia on Aug. 9. Movies begin at dusk and are for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Harrison Park

July 6, 2022

See a showing of Zahori at Harrison Park in Chicago. The movie begins at dusk and is for all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Douglass Park

July 8, 2022

Families can head to Douglass Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Rosenblum Park

July 8, 2022

Head to Rosenblum Park for a showing of Clifford the Big Red Dog. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at O’Hallaren Park

July 9, 2022

Families can head to O’Hallaren Park for a showing of Jungle Cruise (PG-13). The movie begins at dusk.

Movies in the Parks at Beverly Park

July 12, 2022

Families can head to Beverly Park for a showing of White Christmas. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks Oakwood Beach at Burnham Park

July 12, Aug. 16, 2022 

Head to Loyola Park for a showing of Drumline on July 12 and You Got Served on Aug. 16. Movies begin at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Piotrowski Park

July 13; Aug. 10, 2022

Families can head to Piotrowski Park for a showing of El Cuartito on July 13 and Ghostbusters: Afterlife on Aug. 10.

Movies in the Parks at Taylor-Lauridsen Park

July 13, 2022

Families can head to Taylor-Lauridsen Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Cornell Square Park

July 14, 2022

Bring the kids out to Cornell Square Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Sherman Park

July 14, 2022

Families can head to Sherman Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Ellis Park

July 16, 2022

Families can enjoy a movie at Ellis Park. See a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Grand Crossing Park

July 16, 2022

Families can head to Grand Crossing Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Donovan Park

July 19, 2022 

Families can enjoy a showing of The Karate Kid in Donovan Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Brainerd Park

July 20, 2022

Families can enjoy a movie at Brainerd Park. They will see a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Dawes Park

July 23, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Dawes Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Carver Park

July 27, 2022 

Families can head to Carver Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Ridge Park

July 29, 2022 

Head to Ridge Park for a showing of Space Jam (1996). The classic movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Park No. 540

July 30, 2022

Bring the kids out to Park No. 540 for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at West Pullman Park

Aug. 2, 2022

Families can head to West Pullman Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at West Lawn Park

Aug. 2, 2022

Families can head to West Lawn Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Hasan Park

Aug. 3, 2022

Families can head to Hasan Park for a showing of Black Panther. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Ping Tom Memorial Park

Aug. 3, 2022

Bring the kiddos out to Parks at Ping Tom Memorial Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Palmer Park

Aug. 4, 2022

Families can head to Palmer Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Avalon Park

Aug. 5, 2022

Families can enjoy seeing a showing of King Richard at West Pullman Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Dvorak Park

Aug. 5, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Dvorak Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at LeClaire-Hearst Park

Aug. 5, 2022

Bring the kids out to LeClaire-Hearst Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Marquette Park

Aug. 11, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Marquette Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Fosco Park

Aug. 11, 2022

Families can head to Fosco Park for a showing of King Richard. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Tuley Park

Aug. 11, 2022

Bring the kiddos to Tuley Park for a showing of Soul. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Archer Park

Aug. 12, 2022 

Families can head to Archer (William Beatty) Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Pasteur Park

Aug. 12, 2022 

Families can enjoy a showing of Moana at Pasteur Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Veteran’s Memorial Park

Aug. 13, 2022

Bring the kids out to Veteran’s Memorial Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at McGuane Park

Aug. 16, 2022

Families can enjoy a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy at McGuane Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Anderson Park

Aug. 18, 2022

Families can head to Anderson Park for a showing of King Richard. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Russell Square Park

Aug. 24, 2022 

Families can enjoy a movie at Russell Square Park for a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse Park

Aug. 24, 2022

Families can head to South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse Park for a showing of The Wiz. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Cole Park

Aug. 25, 2022

Families can enjoy a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy at Cole Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Gage Park

Aug. 25, 2022

Bring the kids out to Gage Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Scottsdale Park

Aug. 26, 2022 

Kids can enjoy a showing of Encanto at Scottsdale Park. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

West Side

Movies in the Parks at Pulaski Park

June 25, 2022 

Families can head to Pulaski Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages. 

Movies in the Parks at Ward Park

June 28, July 26, Aug. 16, 2022 

Enjoy a movie beginning at dusk. movie. Respect is on June 28, Spider-Man: No Way Home is on July 26 and Encanto is on Aug. 16.

Movies in the Parks at Commercial Club Playground of Chicago at Commercial Park

July 1, 2022

Families can head to Commercial Club Playground of Chicago at Commercial Park for a showing of The Mitchells vs the Machines. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Humboldt Park

July 2, 2022

Families can head to Humboldt (Alexander Von) Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages. 

Movies in the Parks at Skinner Park

July 14, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Skinner (Mark) Park for a showing of Raya and the Dragon. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Augusta Park

July 15, 2022

Families can head to Augusta Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages. 

Movies in the Parks at Kells Park

July 19, 2022

Families can head to Kells Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Austin Town Hall Park

July 22, 2022

Families can head to Austin Town Hall Park for a showing of King Richard. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Eckhart Park

July 23, 2022

Bring the kids out to Eckhart Park for a showing of Encanto. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Garfield Park

July 29, 2022

All ages can head to Garfield Park for a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Moore Park

Aug. 13, 2022

Families can head to Moore Park for a showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Smith Playlot at Smith Park

Aug. 17, 2022 

Bring the kids out to Smith Playlot at Smith Park for a showing of Sing 2. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

Movies in the Parks at Tilton Park

Aug. 19, 2022

Bring the kids out to Tilton Park for a showing of The Boss Baby 2: Family Business. The movie begins at dusk. For all ages.

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