A Tuesday Night Freebie

Movies in Millennium Park

A few weeks ago, we grabbed our bag chairs and headed a few blocks north to spend an evening in the park with Pee-wee Herman.

As a part of Chicago's Bike to Work week, Bike Chicago hosted a free outdoor screening of Pee-wee's Big Adventure in Millennium Park. The weather was pretty close to perfection and the evening was a ton of fun. Movies in the park are a summer tradition for us, so of course we were excited to discover that Chicago will allow us to keep our tradition alive.

Pee Wee in Millennium Park

In case you missed that event, tonight you have another chance to catch a free movie under the stars. Starting at six o'clock tonight, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will be screening An American in Paris.

Vincent Minnelli's Academy Award winning musical stars Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and is set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin. We're talking old time movie magic, people. It promises to be an evening of classic musical fun.

Are movies in the park a summer tradition for you?