The 13th annual "Movies in the Parks" series, presented by the Chicago Park District, kicks off June 13 with "Rise of the Guardians" at Ken-Well Park, 2945 N. Kenosha.
195 screenings will take place in 150 citywide parks. The screenings are free and movies begin at dusk (weather permitting). Films on the docket include: "Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark," "How to Train Your Dragon," "It Happened One Night," "Life of Pi," "Ferris Bueller's Day off, "Spaceballs" and "Jurassic Park" among hundreds more.
Highlights of the season include:
--The James Bond 60th anniversary celebration featuring screenings of "Dr. No."(June 23, Grant Park, Grove 5 at Balbo and Columbus)), "Thunderball" (Aug. 5 at Rainbow Park Beach, 3111 E. 77st St.) and "Skyfall" (Aug. 9 at Oakdale Park, 965 W. 95th St.);
--The Lakeside Cultural series, which kicks off with Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (June 17 at Belmont Harbor);
-- Bollywood movie screenings plus a dance program as part of the Eye on India festival (June 23 at Bosley Playground Park, 3044 S. Bonfield);
-- "The Curators of Dixon School," a documentary by local filmmaker about a school on Chicago's south side (Aug. 11 at Nat King Cole Park, 361 E. 85th St.).
A complete schedule can be found at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Call the Movies in the Parks hotline at (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and updated weather-related cancellations.