Celebrating Chicago: Movies in the Park

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:

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!

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating Chicago: Movies in the Park

  1. I LOVE movies in the park. Fun game: lie to people. No, seriously. Take someone to a movie in the park with a group of people who has never seen the movie and all reference various “favorite parts” of the movie that don’t actually happen. My personal favorite was Ferris Bueller last year when I had a friend asking “where all the dinosaurs were” when the movie was over.

    Anyway, I love the idea of the Chicago Architecture Foundation tours. It’s funny how sometimes (at least for me, anyway) I end up learning more about the cities I visit than the one I live in. I’ve worked on changing that over the last few years – and your blog has given me a lot of great ideas!

    • I love that idea — it totally sounds like fun. Oh, you know, that scene where she dumped him and he was sobbing from his broken heart! I really have enjoyed this blog and look forward to being able to talk more about and learn more about the various neighborhoods through Chicago Architecture Foundation and visiting the Chicago Public Library branches.

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