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Movies on the Midway – University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

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Movies on the Midway – University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement

Mark your calendars and bring a friend to UChicago’s annual Movies on the Midway summer event series! Hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Movies on the Midway returns on Wednesdays this year, starting Wednesday, July 10 and wrapping up Wednesday, August 7. Each week, attendees can enjoy a free movie and interactive programming for the entire family. All activities will take place starting at 7 p.m. at 1130 Midway Plaisance, between Ellis and University avenues. Movies start at sunset.

Movie-goers can flock to the Midway to watch Migration on July 10 and enjoy storytime with family-friendly singer-storyteller Colin McDonald of 57th Street Books. On July 17, the Southside Jiu Jitsu Club will lead an interactive martial arts demonstration before the Turtle brothers take to the screen in Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMutant Mayhem. Learn about the science behind Elemental on July 24 when UChicago’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center hosts interactive demos with air cannons and dry ice.

On July 31, come with us to a world of pure imagination as Wonka hits the screen. Attendees can make their own trail mix with UChicago Dining and Chartwells, and the first 100 children will receive a free chocolate-covered pretzel. The movie series wraps up August 7 with The Little Mermaid, when the Shedd Aquarium will lead hands-on activities exploring the world under the sea.

Moviegoers are encouraged to share their Movies on the Midway moments by tagging @UChiEngagement in their social media posts.

Updates due to inclement weather will be posted on the Office of Civic Engagement’s social media platforms (@UChiEngagement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Wednesday, July 10 – Migration

Wednesday, July 17 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Wednesday, July 24 – Elemental

Wednesday, July 31 – Wonka

Wednesday, August 7 – Little Mermaid

Follow @UChiEngagement for updates in case of inclement weather.