Summer Cinema 2019

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 8:30 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 8:00pm.


Pre-Movie Family Fun

Each movie will feature free fresh popcorn, a bubble station and a special offers for that week. To see each week's specific event, see movies below. Events begin at 7:00pm on the East Lawn, and movies will begin at dusk.

All snacks and activities are while quantities last.


July 10 | Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Free glowsticks and picnic blankets (while supplies last!).

July 17 | Shrek 2

Shrek 2

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Free green lemonade

Free hip-hop mini course!

  • 7:15pm at Dittmar Gallery (Norris Center first floor)
  • No registration required-- open to everyone!

July 24 | Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Free ice-cream (while supplies last!)

July 31 | Little


A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Free balloonist and picnic blankets!