2018 Millennium Park Summer Film Series Lineup Announced

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Chicago released its movie lineup Wednesday for this years' annual Millennium Park Summer Film Series.

The series, which will kick off with the musical classic Hairspray displayed on a 40-foot LED screen, will run on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from June 5 to August 21 at the Pritzker Pavilion.


Visitors and locals will be able to enjoy family blockbusters as well as award-winning films for free, under a floating canopy of steel with Pavilion’s concert-hall quality sound system, according to the city's official site.

A total of 14 local film festivals are to program a movie each.

Here's a look at the full lineup:

June 5: Hairspray

Programed by Chicago Underground Film Festival

June 12: Mad Max: Fury Road

Programed by Chicago Critics Film Festival

June 19: Kinky Boots

Programed by Reeling LGBTQ International Film Festival

June 26: Groundhog Day

Programed by Chicago Comedy Film Festival and Second City

July 3: High Fidelity

Programed by Midwest Independent Film Festival

Monday, July 9 at 11 a.m.: Iron Giant

Programed by Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

July 10: Man on Wire

Programed by DOC10 Film Festival

July 17: International Media Mixer

Programed by Chicago Film Archive

July 24: Get Out

Programed by Gene Siskel Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival

July 31: WALL-E and Crash

Programed by One Earth Film Festival and Peace on Earth Film Festival respectively

August 7: School of Rock

Programed by Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

August 14: Coco

Programed by Chicago Latino Film Festival 

August 21: Slumdog Millionaire

Programed by Chicago International Film Festival

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