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Movies in the Parks

The Park District is excited to offer our free Movies in the Parks series this summer. Reservations will be required for a household circle, spots are limited. Spaces will be first come, first serve. Resident registration will open at 9am Saturday, March 6. Nonresident at 9am Saturday, March 13.

How it works:

  • Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. It’s free!
  • Registration is limited by household.
  • Register one adult per household. List the number of participants attending. Maximum of 8 per registration.
  • Households will be assigned a seating circle in the grass.
  • Circles will be 30 feet apart in order to comply with guidelines.
  • Social distancing must be followed at all times and masks are required outside of your assigned circle.
  • Movies will begin between 8:30-9pm or when it’s dark.

June 23: Dolittle

Location: Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Avenue • Rated: PG
Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.

July 14: Onward

Location: Newton Park, 707 Fairview Avenue • Rated: PG
Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.

August 11: Mary Poppins Returns

Location: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road • Rated: PG
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.


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