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Free Outdoor Movies Every Monday at Navy Pier

Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks: Free Outdoor Movie Series, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. From July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:30pm. #NavyPier #WaterFlicks #FreeMovies

Learn more at https://navypier.com/water-flicks.

Free and open to the public! Free popcorn (while it lasts!)

 

August 14th
WATER FLICKS: BEACH BLANKET BINGO
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

BEACH BLANKET BINGO (1965)
Directed by: William Asher
Written by: William Asher, Leo Townsend
Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. (Unrated)

August 21st
WATER FLICKS: FINDING NEMO
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

FINDING NEMO (2003)
Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Written by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (Rated G)

 

August 28th
WATER FLICKS: JAWS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

JAWS (1975)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Peter Benchley (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay). Based on the novel by Peter Benchley.
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (Rated PG)

 

Past Water Flicks:

July 10th
WATER FLICKS: SHARKNADO
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

SHARKNADO (2013)

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Writer: Thunder Levin
Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (Rated TV-14)

July 17th
WATER FLICKS: OVERBOARD
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

OVERBOARD (1987)
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Written by: Leslie Dixon
Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they’re husband and wife. (Rated PG)

July 24th
WATER FLICKS: MOANA
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park

MOANA (2016)
Directed by: Ron Clements, Don Hall
Written by: Jared Bush (screenplay), Ron Clements (story)
Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. (Rated PG)

July 31st
WATER FLICKS: SPLASH
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park
SPLASH 
(1984)
Directed by: Ron Howard
Written by: Brian Grazer (story), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (Rated PG)

August 7th
WATER FLICKS: PIRATE RADIO
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Stage In Polk Bros Park
PIRATE RADIO 
(2009)
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Written by: Richard Curtis
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (Rated R)

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