5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

It’s almost summer in Chicago, which means free movies in the parks and Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs are beginning throughout Chicagoland Suburbs promoting at local movie theaters.

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

Many local theaters are again offering free and discounted summer movies for kids this year. Here is a list of locations throughtout the Chicagoland area that are hosting Summer Movie Programs.

FREE MOVIES FOR KIDS IN CHICAGO

MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES

Tuesdays, June 4  August 20, 2019
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.

Movies in the Parks kicks off in June. The Chicago Park District has a movie lineup for Movies in the Parks. Chicago has over 30 parks that will play over 200 FREE movies throughout the city. Families can view old favorite or simply catch up on movies they have not had the opportunity to view yet. Families can see a new movie every single week this summer. Movies at Millennium Park are shown on Tuesday evenings beginning in June and ending August 20. The movies are free, bring along some chairs and blankets and have a movie picnic. Check out the lineup of Millennium Park summer movies.

2019 MILLENNIUM PARK FILM SERIES SCHEDULE

  • June 4: Black Panther

  • June 11: Frida

  • June 18: Love, Simon 

  • June 25: Wonder Woman

  • July 2: The Wiz 

  • July 9: 10 Things I Hate About You 

  • July 16: Moonlight and Pan’s Labyrinth 

  • July 23: The Music Man 

  • July 30: Fences

  • August 5: Inside Out 

  • August 6: The Muppet Movie 

  • August 13: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

  • August 20: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 

WATER FLICKS AT NAVY PIER

Water Flicks at Navy Pier is back again hosting their free outdoor movies series for locals in Chicago and visitors. Navy Pier will host 8 weeks of FREE movies featuring Super Heros.

MONDAYS, JUNE 24–AUGUST 12, 2019 / LAKE STAGE IN POLK BROS PARK

June 24, 2019 - Black Panther

July 1, 2019 - Thor: Ragnarok

July 8, 2019 - Avengers: Infinity War

July 15, 2019 - Wonder Women

July 22, 2019 - The Lego Batman Movie

July 29, 2019 - The Incredibles 2

August 5, 2019 Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

August 12, 2019 - Aquaman

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

SUMMER 2019: $1 MOVIES FOR KIDS

IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA SUBURBS

Many local movie theaters in the suburbs of Chicago are kicking off their Summer Movie Programs for children in the Chicagoland Suburbs Area beginning this week. Throughout the summer months of June, July and August at various locations throughout the suburbs of Chicago, local movie theaters host Summer Movie Programs at reduced prices. Grab your friends and head to the movies on those hot days!

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

CINEMARK SUMMER MOVIES CLUBHOUSE

Series Dates: May 27, 2019 to September 8, 2019 All Showtimes at 10:00 AM on Wednesdays & Thursdays

Cinemark Spring Hill Mall and XD West Dundee, IL

Century Stratford Square  Bloomingdale, IL

CENTURY 16 DEER PARK 21600 West Field Parkway Deer Park, IL

Century 12 Evanston/CineArts 6 and XD  Evanston, IL

CINEMARK Louis Joliet Mall 3340 Mall Loop Drive Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 267-8832

TINSELTOWN USA 320 South Lincolnway North Aurora, IL 60542 (630) 906-0496

CINEMARK Theatres 6500 Route 53 Woodridge, IL 60517 (630) 663-8892

Schedule and Details: Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2019

Movies may be different at different locations.

6/12 & 6/13 Peter Rabbit (PG)

6/19 & 6/20 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

6/26 & 6/27 How To Train Your Dragon (PG)

7/3 & 7/4 Smallfoot (PG)

7/10 & 7/11 Kung Fu Panda (PG)

7/17 & 7/18 The Lego Movie (PG)

7/24 & 7/25 Spongebob Squarepants Out of Water (PG)

7/31 & 8/1 Sherlock Gnomes (PG)

8/7 & 8/8 Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)

8/14 & 8/15 Despicable Me 3 (PG)

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

Studio Movie Grill's Children's Summer Series offers a budget friendly movies for families, summer day camps, and and friends to to get out of the summer heat to watch a movei for only a buck.

May-August |  Chicago (210 W. 87th St.), Wheaton |  $1

Movies may be different at different locations.

MAY 27-MAY 31: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

JUN 3-JUN 7: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

JUN 10-JUN 14: SHREK

JUN 17-JUN 21: DESPICABLE ME

JUN 24-JUN 28: TROLLS

JUL 1-JUL 5: DESPICABLE ME 2

JUL 8-JUL 12: SING

JUL 15-JUL 19: MINIONS

JUL 22-JUL 26: THE LORAX

JUL 29-AUG 2: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: HIDDEN WORLD

AUG 5-AUG 9: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS

AUG 12-AUG 16: DR SEUSS' THE GRINCH

AUG 19-AUG 23: PUSS IN BOOTS

AUG 26-AUG 30: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

REGAL SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

Regal Movie Theaters host a SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS every Tuesday and every Wednesday for $1.00. There is also the option to see two movies. Movies will vary by location.

Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Croods, Puss in Boots, Despicable Me, Turbo, Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

AMC CLASSIC SUMMER MOVIE CAMP

Summer Movie Camp is back at all AMC theaters. Head to your local AMC and pick up a Kids Pack and a summer movie for $4.00 every Wednesday. Check the schedule at your local theater.

Movies may be different at different locations.


Trolls
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Peter Rabbit
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Wonder Park
Smallfoot
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The House with a Clock in its Walls

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

Wintrust Morning Movie Series at Classic Cinemas 

Wintrust Movie at Classic Cinemas Theaters throughout the suburbs every Wednesday beginning  June 5 through Aug. 7 for $1.00.

  • June 5: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

  • June 12: Trolls

  • June 19: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

  • June 26: Smallfoot

  • July 3: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

  • July 10: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

  • July 17: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

  • July 24: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • July 31: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • Aug. 7: Wonder Park

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Summer Film Series

Marcus Theatres host their Kids Dream Summer Film Series in the suburbs of Chicago beginning June 16 through Aug. 14. Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 10 am they will host a summer movie for $3.00 at various locations in Chicago suburbs.

The Lego Movie 2 - June 16, 17 & 19
The Lorax - June 23, 24 & 26
A Dog's Way Home - June 30, July 1 & 3
Smallfoot - July 7, 8 & 10
Hotel Transylvania 3 - July 14, 15 & 17
Despicable Me - July 21, 22 & 24
Wonder Park - July 28, 29 & 31
Dr. Seuss The Grinch - August 4, 5 & 7
How to Train Your Dragon 3 - August 11, 12 & 14

BLOOMINGTON CINEMA + IMAX

1111 Wylie Drive
Bloomington, IL 61705

ADDISON CINEMA

1555 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101

CHICAGO HEIGHTS CINEMA

1301 Hilltop Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS CINEMA

4201 W. 167th Street
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
ELGIN CINEMA

111 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123

GURNEE MILLS CINEMA

6144 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

ORLAND PARK CINEMA

16350 South LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467

5 Budget-Friendly Summer Movie Programs in Chicagoland

SUMMER FUN

Beat the Chicago heat with free and cheap summer movies for children and families or head to the suburbs for budget friendly summer movie programs during the weekdays.

What movie are your children mst looking forward to viewing?