Free movies at Lake Shore Park Streeterville. Lake Shore Park will will host outdoor movies as part of the Summer Film Series.
Where: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, (312) 742-7891. Two blocks east of Water Tower Place.
When: Movie start times are approximate. Movies start at dusk.
Saturday, August 14 8:15 PM – 9:57 PM – Casablanca
Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00 PM – 9:58 PM – The Lion King
Free movies at Lake Shore Park Streeterville – Related
About Lake Shore Park (redacted from Chicago Park District)
- Lake Shore Park was planned for years before development began by the Lincoln Park Commission just before 1900.
- In 1920 the Illinois state legislature gave a section of accumulating duneland north of Chicago Avenue to the park commission.
- The City of Chicago challenged the commission’s ownership, but the matter was resolved in the commission’s favor in 1895.
- Plans were drawn for what was initially known as Chicago Avenue Park.
- In 1897, the commission began stabilizing and expanding the site with landfill, a process that would continue for many years.
- Landscape improvements began in 1900.
- In 1907, the Lincoln Park Commission agreed to expand the park by improving city land just west of the park.
- In 1908, the commission officially named the expanded property Lake Shore Playground.
- A shelter house was erected, and outdoor recreational facilities installed.
- By 1915, the city had reclaimed its land, transferring it to the State of Illinois for an armory.
- The commission completely redesigned the remaining parkland in the following years.
- In 1916 a new brick fieldhouse was built at the east end of the park, facing Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.
- A running track, baseball diamond, and tennis courts stretched to the west.
- The Chicago Park District took control of Lake Shore Park in 1934, when the 22 city park districts were consolidated into a single unified district.
- In 1963, the park district dismantled the 1916 structure and built yet another fieldhouse on the park’s eastern border.
- The armory to the west was demolished in the 1990s, and Lake Shore Park is now bordered by the stepped terraces of the new Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Josef Paul Kleihues.