Friday, June 12, 2009

ChiILin' At Free And Cheap Movies All Summer Long

The long, lazy days of summer are here. Without those early morning classes to get to, these are the perfect weeks to stay up past bedtime and enjoy a free movie in the park. Here are links to our favorite free movie programs.

Chicago Park District Movies in the Park

Chicago Park District announces Movies in the Parks where more than 170 current and classic movies will be shown in neighborhood parks throughout the city, from June through September. All movies are free and begin at dusk. Folding chairs, picnic blankets and food are welcome.

Another favorite freebie is The Chicago Outdoor Film Festival in Grant Park every Tuesday night. Double check the line up. Some, like Psycho on Aug. 11, are not kid appropriate for the younger spawn. Most are family friendly.

If your kids can't stay up that long past dark, or get squirrely early, try AMC Summer Movie Camp at 10am every Wed. all summer long. All shows are $1.00 to benefit local charities.

Kerasotes also runs free movies every Wed. and Thurs. morning at 10am. Check their web site for instructions on how to join the $5 movie club for free. Once a movie has been out a few weeks, you can show your card and purchase $5 tickets. They'll send you a weekly e-mail listing the shows that qualify.

In Lincoln Square, The Davis Theatre Camp Hollywood plays family movies for $1.00 every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

And finally, at a whopping $4 a show for all shows, any time of day, see recent releases that have been out a few weeks at The Logan Theatre. Looks like the start of a "reel" great summer.

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