Chicago Park District Announces Schedule for the 12th Annual Movies in the Parks Series



The Chicago Park District’s 12th annual Movies in the Parks series kicks off Monday, June 11 and will feature 176 screenings of current and classic movies in 128 citywide parks through Oct. 26.  The series is presented by Charter One. 

Admission is free, and all movies begin at dusk weather permittingPatrons can call the Movies in the Parks hotline for daily listings and updated weather-related cancellations at 312-742-1134.

“The Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks series is a great tradition in the neighborhood parks,” Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly.  “This program is one of many recreational options that we will offer this summer that allows families the chance to relax and engage with others in their community.”

"Charter One is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of Movies in the Parks this summer for the second consecutive year," said Scott C. Swanson, President, Charter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois. "We are committed to serving our communities and are pleased to help provide individuals and families throughout Chicago with safe, free and easily accessible entertainment options in their local neighborhoods."

Several of this year’s selections include screenings of Dolphin Tale, Hugo, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Moneyball, The Smurfs,Super 8, Vertigo and The WizClick here for the Movies in the Parks 2012 schedule.

For additional details, call 312-742-PLAY or visit

For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,100 acres of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 natural areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling 312/742.PLAY. 



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