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Water Flicks

Mondays, June 18–August 20, 2018 / Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Mark your calendar for Water Flicks, presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival, featuring 10 song-sational weeks of free outdoor movies in Chicago!

Now in its second year, this free outdoor movie series has quickly become a favorite summer activity in Chicago. Every Monday from June 18 through August 20, join us at 7pm at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park as we showcase “Movies with Music.” From Elvis to Elsa, our 2018 lineup includes classic and modern favorites, featuring memorable melodies and all-time hits that are sure to get you singing, clapping and dancing along.

This year, don’t miss out on our special themed movie nights, including our Pride Week screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on June 18; our Chicago Soul Music Festival screening of Get On Up! on June 25; and our Chicago Youth Showcase Festival screening of Pitch Perfect on July 9. 

And on July 30, be sure to snag your seats early for a special live performance by the cast of Heartbreak Hotel, presented by Broadway in Chicago, before our free screening of Viva Las Vegas!

See full schedule of upcoming Water Flicks free outdoor movies below.

Upcoming Events in this Series

Water Flicks: Get on Up

Free Public Program

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

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Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. This week’s screening of Get On Up is presented as part of Chi-Soul Fest, the Chicago Soul Music Festival at Navy Pier. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Get on Up (2014)

Director: Tate Taylor
Writer: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman
Starring:  Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

A chronicle of soul music legend James Brown‘s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (2 hours 19 minutes; Rated PG-13)
Water Flicks Supported by bubly: Sing

Free Public Program

Monday, July 2, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

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Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Sing (2016)

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Writers: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaugheyReese WitherspoonSeth MacFarlane

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. (1 hour 54 minutes; Rated PG)

This week’s presentation of Water Flicks is supported by bubly.

Water Flicks supported by bubly: Pitch Perfect

Free Public Program

Monday, July 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Director: Jason Moore
Writers: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (1 hour 52 minutes; Rated PG-13)

This week’s presentation of Water Flicks is supported by bubly.

Water Flicks: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Free Public Program

Monday, July 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival, and our July 16 screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is co-presented by Broadway in Chicago. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Roald Dahl, John August
Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. Based on the Roald Dahl classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (1 hour 55 minutes; Rated PG)
Water Flicks: Selena

Free Public Program

Monday, July 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Selena (1997)

Director: Gregory Nava
Writer: Gregory Nava
Starring: Jennifer LopezEdward James OlmosJon Seda

The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

(2 hours 7 minutes; Rated PG)

Water Flicks: Viva Las Vegas

Free Public Program

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

With special pre-show performance by the cast of Heartbreak Hotel

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival, and our July 30 screening of Viva Las Vegas is co-presented by Broadway in Chicago. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Special Performance by the cast of Heartbreak Hotel

Get ready to shake, rattle and roll! Direct from the Broadway Playhouse, the cast of Heartbreak Hotel, prequel to the record-setting Million Dollar Quartet, will perform a medley, live on the Polk Bros Park Lake Stage, providing the perfect warm-up act for the movie, Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Director: George Sydney
Writer: Sally Benson
Starring: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret, Cesare Danova

Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. (1 hour 25 minutes; Rated PG)
 
Includes performance by cast from Heartbreak Hotel, presented by Broadway in Chicago!
Water Flicks supported by bubly: Frozen

Free Public Program

Monday, August 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Frozen (2013)

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Jennifer Lee, Hans Christian Andersen, Chris Buck, Shane Morris
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (1 hour 42 minutes; Rated PG)

This week’s presentation of Water Flicks is supported by bubly.

Water Flicks: The Wedding Singer

Free Public Program

Monday, August 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Director: Frank Coraci
Writer: Tim Herlihy 
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (1 hour 35 minutes; Rated PG-13)
Water Flicks: Grease

Free Public Program

Monday, August 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public!Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront, with 10 nights of free movies in Polk Bros Park.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series featuring music-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm. 

This free, public movie series is presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Want more Water Flicks? View the full free outdoor movies schedule here.

Grease (1978)

Director: Randal Kleiser
Writere: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr
Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?  (1 hour 50 minutes; Rated PG-13)

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