Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Presented byPluto TV

Tuesdays, July 16–August 20, 2024
Tuesdays at 6:30pm (except July 16 double feature starts at 6pm)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion • Free Admission

Enter at Michigan Ave. & Washington St., Michigan Ave. & Madison St., Randolph St. or Monroe St. • Entrance Map

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This summer, DCASE is pleased to present the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, presented by Pluto TV, on Tuesdays from July 16 through August 20. Films start at 6:30pm (with the exception of the double feature starting at 6pm).

Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on the state-of- the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

In partnership with the Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF), each screening will also showcase one of the many independent film festivals that are a part of Chicago’s vibrant film community.


Tuesday, July 16 • Double Feature starts at 6pm (Gates open at 4:30pm)

Double Feature | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial & Jurassic Park

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Highlighting the 60th anniversary of Chicago International Film Festival

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(114 minutes, PG)

Directed by Steven Speilberg, this film tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed E.T., who is left behind on Earth. Along with his friends and family, Elliott must find a way to help E.T. find his way home.


Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park(127 minutes, PG-13)

In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster that launched a franchise, paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, and mathematician Ian Malcolm are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond, assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Tuesday, July 23 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)


(105 minutes, PG) (Played in English audio with Spanish subtitles)

Highlighting the 40th anniversary of Chicago Latino Film Festival

From Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Tuesday, July 30 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)


(114 minutes, PG-13)

Highlighting the one-year anniversary the launch of Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Tuesday, August 6 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)

American FictionAmerican Fiction

(117 minutes, R)

Highlighting the 30th anniversary of Black Harvest Film Festival

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write his own outlandish "Black" book--that propels him into the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Tuesday, August 13 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)


(116 minutes, PG)

Highlighting the 40th anniversary of Chicago International Childrens Film Festival

Starring Timothée Chalamet, this 2023 musical fantasy film tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in the 1964 novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, depicting his early days as an innovative chocolatier.

Tuesday, August 20 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)

Ferris Bueller's Day OffFerris Bueller's Day Off

(103 minutes, PG-13)

Highlighting the upcoming 20th anniversary year of Midwest Film Festival

This beloved classic film tells the story of high school student Ferris Bueller and his sophisticated plan to play hooky for the day from school. He talks his friend Cameron and his girlfriend Sloane into heading to Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer, school principal Ed Rooney is hell-bent to catch him. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin.

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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-7pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

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Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N Michigan Ave), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

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Thanks to our Partners

Mayor's Night Out in the Parks, Chicago Park District

Millennium Park Foundation