Summer Film Series -
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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Why locals love it

It's FREE! You can set up a romantic picnic with a blanket and drink alcohol in public on the Great Lawn! It's almost like you live in Europe for the evening. The movies or concerts are always entertaining. I think may favorite part is the people watching and being in the middle of the city. You really feel like a part of the community.

Why you should visit it

This is a quality free event with great people watching. You really feel like you are a part of the city when you are chilling in this space. Check out the film and dates: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park7.html

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5 Comments

Beautiful outdoor space for wonderful music and spectacular views. Events are free, unless there are events requiring admission fees to sit in the pavilion. Otherwise, pack a picnic and sit on the lawn.
DeLonda
Local
October 2, 2019
Catch the pavilion on any summer night and you'll run into a bevvy of picnics, good music, or a classic film.
Dee Dee
Local Ambassador
January 23, 2019
Lovely vibe to sit on the grass for a good concert. No need to sit in the seats.
alexandra
Local
July 10, 2018
Open concerts, movies in the park, a large green area, and some actually interesting architecture make this Pavillion an essential part of summer in Chicago.
Tom
Local
March 28, 2018
Great outdoor venue with a variety of music, movies and more.
Rebecca
Local
October 13, 2017
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