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Outdoor Movies

Summer Movies at Panton Mill Park 

LOCATION:   Panton Mill Park, South Elgin 

FREE Movies in the Park this summer!   Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to the Outdoor Movie Series at Panton Mill Park. Concessions will be open starting at 6:30pm and the movie begins at dusk. Join us for MOVIE BINGO before the movie!


June 7 showing Super Mario Brothers 

July 12 showing WISH 

August 9 showing Bedtime Stories


South Elgin 

Movies in the Park from the Geneva Park District

LOCATION:   Moore Park, 877 Geneva Drive

FREE Movies in the Park this summer! Movies begin at dusk (8:30pm) at Moore Park. Concessions will be available for purchase.


June 6 showing Trolls Band Together

July 11 showing Barbie

August 1 showing Hook 



Movies in the Park from the STC Park District

LOCATION: Pottawatomie Park’s Amphitheatre, St. Charles

The best family-friendly box office favorites from big screen entertainment are coming to St. Charles for FREE! Arrive early to get a good spot! Bring blankets to sit on as the amphitheatre is on a grassy slope and may not be suitable for lawn chairs. Concessions available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the STC Underground Teen Center. Movie start times vary according to dusk and will end by 10pm. No rain dates. Check link for moving showings. All Ages Welcome

MOVIES: Showing at 8:30pm

June 14 Toy Story 

July 9  Shrek


St. Charles

A Night at the Movies

LOCATION:  Various locations 

Join the Naperville Park District outdoors for a fun and free Friday night kick-off to the weekend featuring a family-friendly movie at A Night at the Movies! Bring your own folding chairs or a blanket. Please be aware of the varying start times of each movie.


July 26 at Rotary Hill (443 Aurora Avenue) showing Minions: The Rise of Gru at 8:30pm

August 9 at 95th Street Community Plaza (3109 Cedar Glade Drive) showing Spy Kids at 8:15pm

August 23 at 95th Street Community Plaza (3109 Cedar Glade Drive) showing Elemental at 8pm

September 6 at Rotary Hill (443 Aurora Avenue) showing Ferris Buellers' Day Off at 7:30pm

September 20 at 95th Street Community Plaza (3109 Cedar Glade Drive) showing Monsters Inc. at 7pm




Movies in the Park

LOCATION:  varous locations in Elgin, see below 

Bring the whole family to sit under the stars in Elgin’s own beautiful parks! Enjoy a variety of family films all summer long, all for FREE! Remember to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and snacks! Coolers are permitted at these events. No alcohol is allowed. Each event will have additional fun activities such as characters and interactive activities until the movie begins.  

Movies start around dusk time 


July 19: Trolls at Festival Park
July 26: Cars at Festival Park
August 2: The Little Mermaid Live Action at Meijer Park
August 6: Zootopia at Festival Park
August 16: A Bug's Life at Rolling Knolls
August 23: Coco in Spanish at Channing Park
August 30: Marvels at Festival Park



Movies on the Lawn

LOCATION:  Hemmens South Lawn, Elgin

Enjoy a movie on the Hemmens South Lawn with a drink. Featuring fan favorites with a high following. These movies are the perfect date night or hangout for summer! Each movie will provide different programing before the movie to fit the theme! Stay tuned for posters for each movie! All movies will include Spanish subtitles.



July 20 showing Zombieland

August 17 showing Adam Sandler Double Feature: 50 First Dates and Happy Gilmore

August 24 showing Breakfast at Tiffany's

September 7 showing Instructions Not Included - Spanish (English subtitles)



Moonlit Movies at Cantigny

LOCATION:  Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton 


Some things are just more fun outside! Bring the family and watch a favorite flick on our new 40-foot inflatable screen. All movies are outdoors and feature lawn seating. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics are welcome.


Enjoy favorites like House-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef Brisket and Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, as well as tasty treats like cotton candy, popcorn, artisan candies and more.

New for 2024: The Cantigny Crêperie offers sweet and savory crêpes made right before your eyes.

A delicious selection of craft & domestic beers, wines, cocktails, and soft drinks will also be available.

MOVIE LINE-UP (all movies start around 8:15/8:30pm):

June 7 showing Saving Private Ryan (R)

June 14 showing Trolls Band Together (PG)

June 21 showing Encanto (PG)

June 28 showing Beauty & the Beast (PG, 2017)

July 5 showing Sing 2 (PG)

July 12 showing Barbie (PG-13)

July 19 showing Ratatouille (G)

July 26 showing Cool Runnings (PG)

August 2 showing Ghosbusters Frozen Empire 

August 9 showing Shrek (PG)

August 16 showing Harry Potter's Sorcerer's Stone (PG) at 8pm*

August 23 showing Migration (PG) at 7:45pm*

August 30 showing Monsters, Inc. (G) at 7:45pm*

FEE:  $20 Parking 


The McHenry Outdoor Theater

LOCATION:  1510 Chapel Hill Road, McHenry


  • Box office opens no later than 6:30 PM, however, once the lines at the entrance reach the road, we must open earlier in an effort to eliminate traffic congestion.

  • We recommend arriving early to get a ticket as capacity is limited.

  • You may lay in the bed of your truck or in the back of a van. You may also sit in front of your vehicle. However, if you must get up and move 6’ beyond your vehicle, you must wear a face mask. Bathrooms and concessions are open.


Adult $14.00
Military/Senior (60+ yrs) $8.00
Child (3 -11 yrs – Under 3 are FREE!) $8.00
Premier Parking ( front 2 rows) $5.00/per vehicle 

For a FULL LIST of movie lineups, visit their website at the link below!


Movies Under the Moon

LOCATION:  various locations, see below

Pack a picnic, chairs and blanket to watch Trolls Band Together (PG) at Mending Wall Park! Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies are FREE to attend and start at 8:45 pm.

Movie Line Up:

  • June 7 at Mending Wall Park showing Trolls Band Together

  • July 19 at ARC showing Jumanji
  • August 2 at Westminster Park showing Elemental


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