2008 Guide to Chicago Movies in the Park
Every Tuesday after sunset in 2008 from July 15 to August 22, Chicago will show free movies on a 50-foot by 34-foot screen in Chicago's downtown Grant Park at 100 S. Lake Shore Drive. (It's south of Millennium Park, and north of the Art Institute).
The 2008 Movies in the Park lineup:
8:57 p.m. July 15: “All About Eve” (1950)
8:51 p.m. July 22: “The Odd Couple” (1968)
8:44 p.m. July 29: “The Blues Brothers” (1980)
8:35 p.m. Aug. 5: “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951)
8:25 p.m. Aug. 12: “Touch of Evil” (1958)
8:15 p.m. Aug. 19: “An Affair to Remember” (1957)
8:03 p.m. Aug. 26: “Grease” (1978)
What to bring:
• Blanket to lay on or chairs to sit upon.
• Blanket to wrap up in. It may get quite chilly at night!
• Munchies to delight the tastebuds
• Plastic alligators to protect your spot
• Drinks, but no alcohol. No booze in Chicago's parks, man.
• Items to pass the time: card games, book.
• Umbrellas (Films will be shown in rainy weather as long as lightning, strong winds or other severe conditions are not present.)
When to go:
• People start staking out their spots early As soon you get off work at 5pm. GO! Expect about 9,000 people to show up.
Where to sit:
• Just like a traditional theatre, don't sit too close to the front. Try for center.
• Watch out for dog poopies
• Sit behind people who have a blanket down and ask if they will be getting chairs later. Don't sit down with blank grass in front of you. People with chairs might arrive and block your view.
• If you bring chairs with you, try to sit in front of people with chairs. It's just common courtesy. Sit in front of people with a blanket and they will get pissed off at you.