Summer Cinema 2017

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

Moviegoers are encouraged bring their lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages and an environmentally-friendly insect repellent (note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited). Free parking is available after 4:00PM in the two-level lakeside lakefront lot south of Norris.

In the case of rain, the scheduled film will screen indoors in Norris Center’s 360-seat McCormick Auditorium on the first floor at 8:30pm.

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Each movie will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station, along with free weekly kid-friendly activities such as sand art, face painting, balloonists, and snacks. Events begin at 7:00pm on the East Lawn, and movies will begin at dusk.

Note: No movie on July 5th


June 21 | Moana

moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

  • Moana
  • Free sand art activity

June 28 | Beauty and the Beast

beauty and the beast

Due to the weather, the screening for this movie will be in McCormick Auditorium, on the 1st floor. Activities will be on the ground floor and will start at 7pm.

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

July 12 | The LEGO Batman Movie

lego batman

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

July 19 | Jumanji

jumanji

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

  • Jumanji
  • Free Drive In Movie Snack Cars

Please note this movie will be inside tonight July 26 | Mia and the Migoo

Mia and the Migoo

From the producers and studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated A Cat in Paris comes the gorgeous second feature from renowned French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd. Created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, Mia and the Migoo is a work of art, breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. Figures are outlined in pastel and bathed in rustic watercolors for a handcrafted look that bursts at the seams with painterly detail. The film is a fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction.