Summer 2021 Outdoor Movies in the West Suburbs

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Outdoor movies in the park is our favorite summertime activity. We pack up blankets, comfy chairs and snacks, ready to soak up a beautiful summer evening while watching a family-friendly movie. You’ll laugh and sing along to the music as you watch one of these outdoor movies in the western suburbs. Pro tip: If your family isn’t quite ready to be out in larger gatherings, many libraries will rent movie projectors. Aim it at an empty wall and you’ll have the outdoor movie experience from your own backyard!

As social distancing guidelines continue to be in effect, some outdoor movies are still requiring registration. Check the links for your must-sees to make sure you don’t miss your chance!

This article is sponsored by Western Springs Park District.

Movie on the Hill (Western Springs)

Movie on the Hill: “Tom and Jerry”
August 6, 2021 | dusk (~8:30 pm)
Spring Rock Park, Western Springs

Join the Western Springs Park District for an outdoor movie at Spring Rock Park, along with entertainment before the movie starts! Enjoy laser tag from Golden Gun, Domino’s pizza, popcorn, and a balloon artist.

Summer 2021 Outdoor Movies in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Be sure to check websites, social media, or give a call prior to going to confirm the date and location.

Outdoor Movies in May

Movie in the Park: The Croons: A New Age (York Center Park District, Lombard)
May 21, 2021 | 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Must register in advance.

Summer Movies in the Park: Big Hero 6 (Darien)
May 27, 2021 | begins at dusk

Outdoor Movies in June

Summer Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman (Warrenville)
June 3, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Geneva)
June 3, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: The Goonies (Sedgwick Park, La Grange)
June 4, 2021 | 8:30pm

Outdoor Film Festival (Lisle)
June 5, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Movies in the Park: Toy Story 4 (Oakbrook Terrace)
June 10, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Sonic the Hedgehog (St. Charles)
June 11, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:15pm

Movies in the Park: Dolittle (Robbins Park, Hinsdale)
June 11, 2021 | movie begins at dusk

Drive-In Movies: Ghostbusters (Downers Grove)
June 11, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

Drive-In Movies: Ghostbusters (Downers Grove)
June 12, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

Free Movies in the Park: Shark Tale (Gouin Park, Franklin Park)
June 16, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Lombard)
June 16, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Summer Movies in the Park: Back to the Future (Warrenville)
June 17, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Bolingbrook)
June 17, 2021 | 8:45pm

Movies in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon (North Berwyn)
June 17, 2021 | starts at dusk
Pre-registration is required.

Movie in the Park: The Croods: New Age (Wilder Park, Elmhurst)
June 18, 2021 | entrance begins at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Movies in the Park: Onward (Bensenville)
June 18, 2021 | start time is approximately 8:30pm

Free Movies in the Park: Spies in Disguise (Westmont)
June 18, 2021 | 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Movies Under the Stars: Spies in Disguise (Westmont)
June 18, 2021 | movie starts at dusk

Movies in the Parks: Dolittle (Maryknoll Park, Glen Ellyn)
June 23, 2021 | approximate start time 8:30pm

Free Movies in the Park: Spiderman Far from Home (Bulger Park, Melrose Park)
June 23, 2021 | starts at dusk
Playing in Spanish

Summer Movies in the Park: Dolittle (Darien)
June 24, 2021 | begins at dusk

Dive-In Movie (Phillips Park, Aurora)
June 25, 2021 | time tba

Movie in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Roselle)
June 25, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Wonder Park (Lombard)
June 30, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Outdoor Movies in July

Movies in the Park: The Croods: A New Age (Bolingbrook)
July 1, 2021 | 8:45pm

Movies in the Park: Sonic the Hedgehog (Geneva)
July 1, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Trolls World Tour (Oakbrook Terrace)
July 8, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Lion King (Berwyn)
July 9, 2021 | begins at dusk

Movie in the Park: The Goonies (Wilder Park, Elmhurst)
July 9, 2021 | entrance begins at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Movies in the Park: Shrek (St. Charles)
July 9, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:20pm

Movies in the Park: Air Bud (Lombard)
July 14, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Summer Movie in the Park: Tangled (Prospect Park, Clarendon Hills)
July 15, 2021 | activities begin at 8:15pm
Registration is required, for residents only.

Summer Movies in the Park: Lion King (Warrenville)
July 15, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Cars (Bolingbrook)
July 15, 2021 | 8:45pm

Movies in the Park – Dive-In: Moana (Bensenville)
July 16, 2021 | start time is approximately 8:15pm

Free Movies in the Park: Rookie of the Year (Westmont)
July 16, 2021 | 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Movies in the Park: Aladdin (2019) (Sedgwick Park, La Grange)
July 16, 2021 | 8:30pm

Drive-In Movies: The Dark Knight (Downers Grove)
July 16, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

Drive-In Movies: The Dark Knight (Downers Grove)
July 17, 2021 | 9:00pm – 11:15pm
Must register in advance.

Music and Movie Night: School of Rock (Northlake)
July 21, 2021 | 7:00pm

Summer Movies in the Park: Coco (Warrenville)
July 22, 2021 | starts at dusk

Drive-In Summer Movies: The Santa Clause (Batavia)
July 22, 2021 | 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Elf (Robbins Park, Hinsdale)
July 23, 2021 | movie begins at dusk

Movies in the Park: Shrek (Berwyn)
July 23, 2021 | begins at dusk

A Night at the Movies: The Croods: A New Age (Rotary Hill, Naperville)
July 23, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm

Summer Movies in the Park: The Sandlot (Darien)
July 24, 2021 | begins at dusk

Movies in the Park: Incredibles 2 (Lombard)
July 28, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Let’s Go to the Movies in the Park: The Mighty Ducks (Butterfield Park District, Lombard)
July 29, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Tom and Jerry (Bolingbrook)
July 29, 2021 | 8:45pm

A Night at the Movies: The Goonies (95th Street Community Plaza, Naperville)
July 31, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:30pm

Outdoor Movies in August

Movies in the Park: Secret Life of Pets 2 (Cortesti Veterans Memorial Park, Villa Park)
August 2, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:00pm

Let’s Go to the Movies in the Park: The Rookie (Butterfield Park District, Lombard)
August 4, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Coco (Central Park Performing Arts Pavilion, Oak Brook)
August 4, 2021 | starts at 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Free Movies in the Park: Onward (Trumbull Park, River Grove)
August 4, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movies in the Park: Raya & The Last Dragon (Bolingbrook)
August 5, 2021 | 8:45pm

Movies in the Park: Wizard of Oz (Geneva)
August 5, 2021 | starts at dusk

Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon (Wilder Park, Elmhurst)
August 6, 2021 | entrance begins at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Movies in the Park: The Goonies (Berwyn)
August 6, 2021 | begins at dusk

Free Movies in the Park: Ferdinand (Westmont)
August 6, 2021 | 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Movies in the Park: Croods 2: The New Age (Cortesti Veterans Memorial Park, Villa Park)
August 9, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:00pm

Movies in the Park: The Croods: A New Age (Central Park Performing Arts Pavilion, Oak Brook)
August 11, 2021 | starts at 8:00pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Up! (Lombard)
August 11, 2021 | starts at dusk
Registration is required.

Movies in the Park: Wonder (Sedgwick Park, La Grange)
August 11, 2021 | 8:30pm

Summer Movies in the Park: Up! (Warrenville)
August 12, 2021 | starts at dusk

Drive-In Summer Movies: The Croods New Age (Batavia)
August 12, 2021 | 8:30pm
Must register in advance.

Movies in the Park: Frozen II (Bensenville)
August 13, 2021 | start time is approximately 8:30pm

Movies in the Park: Detective Pikachu (St. Charles)
August 13, 2021 | starts at approximately 8:00pm

Summer Movies in the Park: Grease (Warrenville)
August 19, 2021 | starts at dusk

Summer Movies in the Park: Onward (Darien)
August 19, 2021 | begins at dusk

Movies in the Park: Wizard of Oz (Robbins Park, Hinsdale)
August 20, 2021 | movie begins at dusk

A Night at the Movies: Wall-E (Rotary Hill, Naperville)
August 27, 2021 | starts at approximately 7:45pm

Let’s Go to the Movies in the Park: The Croods (Butterfield Park District, Lombard)
August 28, 2021 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Must register in advance.

Outdoor Movies with Dates TBD

The following organizations have held outdoor movies in past summers. As of May 7, 2021, they have not published details for the summer of 2021.

Drive-in movies are making a comeback! Enjoy an outdoor movie from the comfort of your car at these great local social-distancing events.

Summer is an amazing time to enjoy outdoor fun with kids in the suburbs! Stay up to date with all the goings-on here on Kidlist.

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