Catch a Flick with the Family at Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park Events

Enjoy summer nights with free family-friendly movie screenings at Chicago Park District parks across 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 Elemental, Barbie, Wonka, Trolls Band Together 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.

Read more: Free Outdoor Movies in the Park Events for Families in Chicagoland

Check out our map of Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park events:

Note: Free screenings can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS check the location first before heading out. Looking for more fun things to do with kids in Chicagoland? Check out our summer fun guide!

This article was updated on June 6, 2024 by Chicago Parent’s Audience Development Manager, Katina Beniaris. Her research included adding 2024 dates from the Chicago Park District’s movies in the park lineup and creating a map to find outdoor movies near you. Questions? Email her at katina@chicagoparent.com.

Movies in the Park events in Chicago’s North Side

A. Montgomery Ward Park 

  • June 18, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • July 2, 2024: My Donkey, My Lover and I (NR)
  • July 16, 2024: My Big Fat Greek Weeding 3 (PG-13)
  • Aug. 13m 2024: Wonka (PG)

Belmont Harbor

  • June 11, 2024: The Great Gatsby (1974) (PG)
  • July 17, 2024: Haut et Fort (Casablanca Beats) (NR)
  • July 30, 2024: The Notebook (PG-13)

Berger Park Cultural Center 

  • Aug. 14, 2024: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13)

Brooks Park

  • June 21, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Chicago History Museum 

  • July 1, 2024: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 
  • Sept. 3, 2024: Kusama: Infinity (NR)

Chippewa Park 

  • Aug. 14, 2024: Migration (PG)

Churchill Field Park

  • June 29, 2024: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
  • July 13, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • Aug. 10, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Eugene Field Park 

  • July 23, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Eckhart Park 

  • June 26, 2024: Migration (PG)
  • July 20, 2024: The Greatest Showman (PG)
  • Aug. 20, 2024: Matilda (PG)

Edgebrook Park 

  • July 2, 2024: Migration (PG)
  • Aug. 15, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Gross Park

  • Aug. 1, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Haas Park

  • June 28, 2024: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Hamlin Park

  • Sept. 4, 2024: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Hollywood Park

  • June 20, 2024: Migration (PG)

Holstein Park

  • July 19, 2024: Wonka (PG)
  • Aug. 17, 2024: Wish (PG)
  • Sept. 7, 2024: Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13)

Indian Boundary Park

  • Aug. 8, 2024: Bye Bye Birdie (G)

Jonquil Park

  • June 22, 2024: Trolls (PG)
  • July 20, 2024: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24, 2024: Frozen (PG)
  • Sept. 7, 2024: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

Juneway Beach Park

  • July 25, 2024: Back to the Future (PG)

Ken-Well Park

  • July 27, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Kilbourn Park

  • July 31, 2024: La Sagrada Familia (NR)

Kosciuszko Park

  • June 15, 2024: Wonka (PG)
  • Aug. 17, 2024: Wish (PG)

Lake Shore Park 

  • June 15, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • July 9, 2024: Wonka (PG)
  • July 13, 2024: The Boys in the Boat (PG-13)
  • July 27, 2024: A Dog’s Journey (PG)
  • Aug. 3, 2024: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24, 2024: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (PG-13)

Lincoln Park

  • Aug. 9, 2024: Heroes of the Golden Masks (PG)

Loyola Park

  • June 29, 2024: Elemental (PG)
  • July 17, 2024: Amores Incompletos (Incomplete Loves) (NR)
  • Aug. 3, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Maplewood Playlot Park

  • Sept. 6, 2024: The Sandlot (PG)

Margaret Donahue Park

  • June 21, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Margate Park

  • July 18, 2024: A Million Miles Away (PG)

Mary Bartelme Park

  • June 21, 2024: Best in Show (PG-13)
  • June 25, 2024: Rear Window (PG)
  • July 17, 2024: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
  • July 25, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • Aug. 13, 2024: Apollo 13 (PG)

Mayfair Park

  • Aug. 2, 2024: Space Jam (1996) 

Mozart Park

  • June 26, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Osterman Beach

  • June 22, 2024: Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim) (NR)
  • July 16, 2024: Death Becomes Her (PG-13)
  • Aug. 20, 2024: Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

Oz Park

  • June 28, 2024: Parenthood (PG)
  • Aug. 17, 2024: Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24, 2024: The Wizard of Oz (G)
  • Sept. 5, 2024: The Bad Guys (PG)

Pottawattomie Park

  • Aug. 23, 2024: Wish (PG)

Riis Park

  • June 14, 2024: Wish (PG)
  • July 10, 2024: Otra Boda en Castaner (PG-13)

River Park

  • Aug. 20, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)

Rogers Park

  • Aug. 22, 2024: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13)

Sauganash Park

  • Aug. 9, 2024: Migration (PG)

Schreiber Park

  • Aug. 7, 2024: Wish (PG)

Simons Park

  • July 26, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Walsh Park

  • June 26, 2024: Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday) (NR)

Wicker Park

  • June 20, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • July 18, 2024: Wonka (PG)
  • Aug. 15, 2024: The Princess Bride (PG)

Wildwood Park

  • Aug. 21, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Movies in the Park events in Chicago’s South Side

Archer Park 

  • June 27, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Bessemer Park

  • Aug. 16, 2024: The Marvels (PG-13)

Bosley Playground Park 

  • July 24, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)

Beverly Park

  • July 23, 2024: The Pride of the Yankees (PG)

Calumet Park 

  • July 23, 2024: Aladdin (1992) (G)
  • Aug. 9, 2024: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)

Clark Park 

  • June 27, 2024: The Rookie (G)

Cooper Park

  • Aug. 3, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Cornell Square Park 

  • Aug. 1, 2024: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG)

Dawes Park 

  • Aug. 10, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Douglass Park 

  • July 26, 2024: The Marvels (PG-13)

Dvorak Park 

  • July 12, 2024: Migration (PG)

Ellis Park 

  • Aug. 2, 2024: Wish (PG)

Euclid Park 

  • Aug. 21, 2024: The Marvels (PG-13)

Fernwood Park

  • July 12, 2024: Madame Webb (PG-13)

Gately Park

  • Aug. 23, 2024: Wish (PG)

Grand Crossing Park

  • July 25, 2024: The Little Mermaid (2023) (PG)

Hamilton Park

  • June 12, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Harold Washington Playlot Park

  • July 9, 2024: The Outsiders (PG)
  • Aug. 6, 2024: Back to the Future (PG)

Harrison Park 

  • Aug. 7, 2024: Amores Incompletos (Incomplete Loves) (NR)

Hasan Playlot Park

  • Aug. 15, 2024: The Marvels (PG-13)

Hoyne Playground Park

  • July 13, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

LeClaire Courts-Hearst Community

  • July 11, 2024: The Little Mermaid (2023) (PG)

Lindblom Park

  • June 29, 2024: Candy Cane Lane (PG)

Lowe Playground Park

  • Aug. 10, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Mandrake Park 

  • June 21, 2024: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Marquette Park

  • July 10, 2024: Elemental (PG)

Murray Playground Park

  • Aug. 14, 2024: Soul (PG)

Museum of Science & Industry

  • June 25, 2024: Spy Kids (PG)
  • Aug. 8, 2024: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)

Nat King Cole Park

  • Aug. 16, 2024: Elemental (PG)

Normandy Playground Park

  • July 9, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)

Oakdale Park

  • July 11, 2024: Roll Bounce (PG-13)

Oakwood Beach

  • Aug. 13, 2024: The Wiz (G)

Palmer Park

  • July 24, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Park No. 596

  • Aug. 2, 2024: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13)

Ping Tom Memorial Park

  • July 26, 2024: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)

Piotrowski Park

  • July 24, 2024: Croma Kid (NR)
  • Aug. 21, 2024: Dark Waters (PG-13)

Ridge Park

  • July 2, 2024: Migration (PG)

Rosenblum Park

  • July 30, 2024: The Color Purple (2023) (PG-13)

Rowan Park

  • July 19, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Scottsdale Park

  • June 13, 2024: Vivo (PG)

Sherwood Park

  • Aug. 7, 2024: Mummies (PG)

South Shore Cultural Center

  • July 31, 2024: The Wiz (G)

Taylor Park

  • July 11, 2024: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13)

Trumbull Park

  • July 30, 2024: The Wiz (G)

Tuley Park

  • June 13, 2024: Wonka (PG)

Washington Park Refectory

  • June 14, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

Wentworth Park

  • June 27, 2024: Rookie of the Year (PG)

West Lawn Park

  • Aug. 6, 2024: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)

West Pullman Park

  • July 18, 2024: Fast X (PG-13)

Movies in the Park events in Chicago’s West Side

Amundsen Park

  • July 12, 2024: Roll Bounce (PG-13)

Augusta Park 

  • June 27, 2024: Elemental (PG)

Austin Town Hall Park 

  • Aug. 16, 2024: The Color Purple (2023) (PG-13)

Commercial Club Playground

  • July 19, 2024: Barbie (PG-13)
  • Aug. 22, 2024: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (PG-13)

Franklin Park

  • Aug. 23, 2024: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (PG-13)

Fuller Park

  • June 20, 2024: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Homan Square Park

  • June 22, 2024: Chevalier (PG-13)

Humboldt Park

  • July 20, 2024: Migration (PG)

Kedvale Park

  • July 16, 2024: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13)

Kells Playground Park

  • June 25, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

La Foullette Park

  • July 27, 2024: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Moore Park

  • July 10, 2024: The Little Mermaid (2023) (PG)

Park No. 571

  • Aug. 1, 2024: The Sandlot (PG)

Skinner Park

  • Aug. 1, 2024: Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG)

Smith (Joseph Higgins) Park

  • Aug. 6, 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Tilton Park

  • Aug. 22, 2024: Black Adam (PG-13)

Wilson Park

  • July 31, 2024: Trolls Band Together (PG)

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Katina Beniaris
Katina Beniaris
As audience development manager, Katina Beniaris digs into data to help the Chicago Parent team learn about our audiences and tailor better content for them. She has more than five years of experience in content creation.

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