For the past month thousands of Chicagoans have enjoyed a free movies in Grant Park at the free Chicago Outdoor Film Festival. Each Tuesday for seven weeks at dusk, the free Chicago Outdoor Film Festival features free classic movies and last Tuesday, many people enjoyed Young Mr. Lincoln , a 1939 film featuring Henry Fonda and Alice Brady. The is a fictionalized account of the early life of America's 16th President (this year notes the bi-centennial of his birth). The story followed Abe Lincoln as he tackled one of the most significant trials in a young lawyers life. This is the first film of many in a long term collaboration between director John Ford and Fonda.
In honor of the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival's 10th Anniversary, the City of Chicago will be giving away 10 sets of tickets to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield along with $50 Lettuce Entertain You Gift Certificates and a special tour of the WLIT Radio Studios with Melissa Forman, courtesy of The Lite, 93.9 WLIT. Attendees can register to win at the Sponsorship Village on-site.
This Year's Remaining Free Films
вЂў Tootsie (Aug. 25)
Weekly: Every Tuesday
From: August 18 and August 25, 2009
Sunset on Tuesdays. Times and Films are subject to change.
Cancellations are due to severe weather only. NO rain dates.
Butler Field in Grant Park
Lake Shore Dr. & Monroe Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603