Park District Releases Movies In the Park Schedule

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on May 11, 2012 6:00PM

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Grease is the word. It's also one of the movies on this year's "Movies in the Parks" schedule. (Image Credit: Erica Barraca.)

The Chicago Park District released their 2012 Movies in the Park schedule this morning and we've spent a fair part of our lunch hour circling dates on the calendar. (See the schedule below.)

The series kicks off in a big way June 11 with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo at Belmont Harbor, followed June 12 by screenings of Pee Wee's Big Adventure at Millennium Park and Some Like it Hot at Montgomery Ward Park (630 N. Kingsbury). People who want to saddle their bikes and explore unfamiliar neighborhoods should definitely go to the Cooley High screening at Rainbow Beach June 18; The Wizard of Oz at Wentwork Park June 28; Mann Park's screening of The Princess Bride July 25; and The Wiz Aug. 29 at the South Shore Cultural Center.

Grant Park's Grove 5, at the northwest corner of Balbo and Columbus, will screen 2001: A Space Odyssey June 25, Chariots of Fire July 23, and Cary Grant in High Noon Aug. 20.

2012 Movies in the Parks Schedule