Summer Cinema 2017

Beginning June 21

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

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

July 26 | My Life as a Zucchini

my life as a zucchini

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.