May is perfect for an outdoor movie! Grab a picnic blanket, and head to the Gallagher Way plaza– you know the one that’s adjacent to Wrigley Field. They’ve partnered with the Music Box Theatre to offer free outdoor movie screenings all summer long. Keep reading to see this month’s schedule.
As expected, the lineup is packed with nostalgic picks with the next screening of Rocketman on May 25 that’s sure to draw a crowd. Mamma Mia! is next in the lineup with a June 8th showing. June 22nd brings Josie and The Pussycats to the big screen.
Movies are set for a 7:30 PM start time but gates are set to open at 6 PM for every screening. If you’re feeling fancy, VIP seating is also available for $30. This grand VIP treatment includes a reserved seat, a Jeni’s ice cream, Garrett’s Popcorn and more.
Running from May until the end of September, the The Music Box Theatre and Gallagher Way are collaborating once again on a series of nostalgic films for all to enjoy. For a bit of background, The Music Box Theater is a historic movie theater based here in Chicago. Built in 1929, but it’s only been a fully operating theater, art-house and repertory cinema since the early 1980s.
Rocketman (Wednesday, May 25 at 6 PM)
Mamma Mia! (Wednesday June 8 at 6 PM)
Josie and The Pussycats (Wednesday, June 22 at 6 PM)
Dirty Dancing (Wednesday, July 6 at 6 PM)
School of Rock (Wednesday, July 20 at 6 PM)
Pitch Perfect (Wednesday, July 27 at 6 PM)
Grease (Wednesday, August 3 at 6 PM)
Encanto (Wednesday, August 17 at 6 PM)
Almost Famous (Wednesday, August 31 at 6 PM)
Selena (Wednesday, September 14 at 6 PM)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Wednesday, September 21 at 6 PM)
This partnership couldn’t come at a better time as the temps are heating up and summertime Chicago is set to make its grand return. Admission is free, and there’s an on-site concession stand available to all as well. You’re also welcome to bring your own food or grab a takeout meal from any of the restaurants nearby. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed inside but beer, wine and other beverages are available for sale inside.
Find the full movie schedule here.
Address: 3637 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613
[Featured image from @gallagherwaychi]