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Water Flicks

Free Outdoor Movie Series, Presented in Partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7pm. 

This year’s free outdoor movie selection includes a wide range of fan favorites, such as Sharknado (July 10), Moana (July 24), Finding Nemo (August 21), Jaws (August 28), and more! Be sure to come back each week with a blanket, a picnic, and your loved ones for fun-filled summer nights at Navy Pier.

For more information about this venue, including FAQs and a park map, see Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns.

Water Flicks 2017 Schedule

Water Flicks: Splash

July 31st

Water Flicks: Splash

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm.  View the full Water Flicks 2017 schedule at navypier.com/water-flicks.

Splash (1984)

Directed by: Ron Howard
Written by: Brian Grazer (story), Bruce Jay Friedman (screen story)
Starring: Tom HanksDaryl HannahEugene Levy

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (Rated PG)

Water Flicks: Pirate Radio

August 7th

Water Flicks: Pirate Radio

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm.  View the full Water Flicks 2017 schedule at navypier.com/water-flicks.

Pirate Radio (2009)

Directed by: Richard Curtis
Written by: Richard Curtis
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (Rated R)

Water Flicks: Beach Blanket Bingo

August 14th

Water Flicks: Beach Blanket Bingo

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm.  View the full Water Flicks 2017 schedule at navypier.com/water-flicks.

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Directed by: William Asher
Written by: William Asher, Leo Townsend
Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. (Unrated)

Water Flicks: Finding Nemo

August 21st

Water Flicks: Finding Nemo

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm.  View the full Water Flicks 2017 schedule at navypier.com/water-flicks.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Written by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould 

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (Rated G)

Water Flicks: Jaws

August 28th

Water Flicks: Jaws

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Free and open to the public! Make Monday movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival.

Read More

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago’s lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting at 7:00pm.  View the full Water Flicks 2017 schedule at navypier.com/water-flicks.

Jaws (1975)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Peter Benchley (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay). Based on the novel by Peter Benchley.
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (Rated PG)

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