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Millennium Park Summer Movie Series Lineup 2015

May
19

Thanks for the heads up DNAInfo!

PritkerPavilionThe weekly screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 23 with “Back to the Future,” the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said Friday. The series is underwritten by the Millennium Park Foundation and co-curated by the department.

The movies will be free and shown on a 40-foot LED screen at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St. Here’s the full list:

• June 23: “Back to the Future” (1985)

• June 30: “Apollo 13” (1995)

• July 7: “Big Night” (1996, rated R)

• July 14: “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

• July 21: “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971)

• July 28: “Almost Famous” (2000, rated R)

• Aug. 4: “Drumline” (2002)

• Aug. 11: “The Aviator” (2004)

• Aug. 18: “Dirty Dancing” (1987)

• Aug. 25: “Mahogany” (1975)

• Sept. 1: “The Breakfast Club (1985, rated R)

Free Days At Chicago Museums 2013

Aug
05

Thanks to The Local Tourist!

Free Days at Chicago Museums – 2013

Chicago’s museums are some of its top attractions, and for good reason. They’re world class, but seeing them all can put a big divot in your budget. Fortunately, there are several free days at Chicago museums throughout the year. While general admission is free on those days, special exhibitions usually require a paid ticket.

Adler Planetarium:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • February: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • March: 5, 6
  • June: 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

Art Institute of Chicago:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • Thurday nights from 5pm to 8pm
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

The Arts Club of Chicago

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Always free

Brookfield Zoo:

  • Neighborhood: West Suburbs
  • Free Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through February 28
  • Always free for Military Personnel

Chicago Children’s Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • 1st Sunday of every month free admission for children 15 and under
  • Free Thursdays 5pm to 8pm for everyone

Chicago History Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • January 21
  • February 4 – 28
  • March 4
  • July 4
  • August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

City Gallery:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile/Streeterville
  • Always free

DuSable Museum of African American History:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Free on Sundays

Field Museum of Natural History:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 28, 30
  • February: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • March: 6, 7
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

International Museum of Surgical Science:

  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Free on Tuesdays for 1st two floors

Jane Addams Hull House Museum:

  • Neighborhood: University Village
  • Always Free

Lincoln Park Zoo:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Always Free

Loyola University Museum of Art:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Free on Tuesdays

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art:

  • Neighborhood: North Suburbs (Evanston)
  • Always Free

Museum of Contemporary Art:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents

Museum of Contemporary Photography:

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Always Free

Museum of Science & Industry:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • January 7 – 11, 14 – 18, 21 – 25, 28 – 31
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 4
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • June 3 – 7, 10
  • September 9 – 13, 16 – 20, 23 – 27, 30
  • October 1 – 2
  • November 4
  • December 9

National Museum of Mexican Art

  • Neighborhood: Pilsen
  • Always free (donations accepted)

The Oriental Institute

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always free (donations accepted)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Free on Thursdays (donations suggested)

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always free

Shedd Aquarium:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • February 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 29, 25, 26
  • June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Smart Museum Of Art:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always Free

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Always free

Swedish American Museum

  • Neighborhood: Andersonville
  • Free on second Tuesday of every month