While the Outdoor Film Festival in Grant Park doesn't kick off until mid-July, you don't have to wait until then to get your fix of alfresco movie magic. For the 9th year, the Chicago Park District is hosting Movies in the Parks with screenings of current and classic movies in more than 130 citywide parks from June 12 – Sept. 1. Admission is free, and all movies begin at dusk.
Some of the selections include screenings of Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa, so many of the shows are perfect for the entire family. Check out the entire schedule online for a list of movies and the parks at which they are playing.
Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets full of snacks, and set up camp at the parks.