Summer 2020 Outdoor Movies in the West Suburbs

Nothing beats a beautiful summer night in Chicago. Pack your blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie in the western suburbs. You’ll laugh, cry, or even sing along to these family-friendly movies being shown under the stars. New this summer, most events are requiring advanced registration in order to monitor crowd sizes and social distancing. Click the links to find out more about how to register. Don’t forget your popcorn!

Summer 2020 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 July

Dumbo (Geneva)
July 8, 2020 | 8:30 pm
Registration required at least 48 hours before event; attendance will be limited.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (La Grange)
July 10, 2020 | 8:30 pm
Advance registration required. Visit Park District of La Grange’s website for any updated changes.

Secret Life of Pets 2 (Elmhurst)
July 10, 2020 | 9:00 pm
Reservations will be required. Check their Facebook page or Elmhurst Park District’s website for details.

Lion King (Lisle)
July 14, 2020 | 8:30 pm
July and August dates are still being advertised by the Lisle Park District. For up-to-date information, call the Lisle Recreation Center at 630-964-3410.

Frozen 2 (Clarendon Hills)
July 16, 2020 | 8:45 pm
Registration is required for this residents only event.

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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (Geneva)
July 22, 2020 | 8:30 pm
Registration required at least 48 hours before event; attendance will be limited.

Toy Story 4 (Woodridge)
July 30, 2020 | 8:45 pm
While earlier events were canceled, the Woodridge Park District hopes to run their July and August dates. Check their Facebook page and/or website to confirm the events are running.

Outdoor Movies in August

Minions (Villa Park)
August 3, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Visit Villa Park Public Library’s website for up-to-date information.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lisle)
August 4, 2020 | 8:30 pm
July and August dates are still being advertised by the Lisle Park District. For up-to-date information, call the Lisle Recreation Center at 630-964-3410.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (River Grove)
August 5, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Caddy-Shack (Woodridge)
August 6, 2020 | 8:45 pm
While earlier events were canceled, the Woodridge Park District hopes to run their July and August dates. Check their Facebook page and/or website to confirm the events are running.

Frozen 2 (Bloomingdale)
August 7, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Dolittle (La Grange)
August 7, 2020 | 8:30 pm
Visit Park District of La Grange’s website for any updated changes.

Field of Dreams (Elmhurst)
August 7, 2020 | 9:00 pm
Reservations will be required. Check their Facebook page or Elmhurst Park District’s website for details.

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Secret Life of Pets 2 (Villa Park)
August 10, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Visit Villa Park Public Library’s website for up-to-date information.

Jumanji: The Next Level (Glen Ellyn)
August 12, 2020 | 8:30 pm
While earlier events were canceled, the Glen Ellyn Park District hopes to run their August event. Check their Facebook page and/or website to confirm it is running.

Outdoor Movies with Dates TBD

The following locations have hosted outdoor movie events in the past, but as of June 29, 2020, have not released new dates due to COVID-19 guidelines. Click the links for the most up-to-date information.

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.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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