Today’s entry for the 175 Days to Love Chicago has one of my favorite summer activities in Chicago: Movies in the Park! Sponsored by Chicago Park District, parks across our fair city began showing movies about a month ago (and continue well into September — nothing like extending summer a bit, eh?) that range from classics like tonight’s Barefoot in the Park at Belmont Harbor to relatively new releases such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon and some ’80s classics such as The Goonies (oh, Josh Brolin, be still my beating heart) and The Princess Bride. Oh, I just noticed Chicago classics such as Return to Me (love, love, love Bonnie Hunt and James Belushi in that one plus Carroll O’Connor — none of whom are the main characters of course) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (not my favorite, but it is iconic at the very least).So this means, with this being my final post for class this quarter, I may actually have time to go see some of these flicks. Here’s what I am targeting:
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- Crazy, Stupid, Love (I will laugh until I cry)
- The Wizard of Oz, and…
- Rent (my BFF’s cousin is one of those unnamed, but credited, characters)
From here on out, I will be blogging about the 175 Days to Love Chicago entries that interest me and also start contemplating my next challenge. I’m thinking about visiting all of the Chicago Public Library branches or a new Chicago Architecture Foundation tour every week (might be hard as I’ve already done about half of them, and many of what are left over only head out once a month or even once a year). And figuring out how to reach out to other Chicago bloggers — may the adventures be with you, wherever you go!