Aurora's Free Movies in the Park Summer Series Returns!

Aurora’s Free Movies in the Park Summer Series Returns!

There’s nothing like a summer blockbuster sequel, and Aurora’s got just the ticket.

We’ll call it “Movies in the Park Summer Series Returns!”

Beginning on Saturday, June 3, families can enjoy free movies under the stars at the historic Phillips Park in Aurora.

The 2017 Movies in the Park summer series includes:
  • June 3Moana
  • June 17 — Sing
  • July 8Monster Trucks
  • July 22Finding Dory
  • Aug. 12The Lego Batman Movie
  • Aug. 19Bollywood Night

Co-sponsored by the Phillips Park Zoociety, the Movies in the Park summer series features hit films on an outdoor jumbo screen. Immediately prior to each movie being shown at dusk, there are family activities, including music, dancing and giveaways.

The final event on Aug. 19Bollywood Night — is hosted by Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board and will feature a popular Indian film and live Indian performances with Indian food for sale.

For each movie, guests should bring chairs, blankets and bug spray.  Concession stands will be open and parking is available on site.

Movies are shown at dusk at the Phillips Park Sledding Hill next to the Phillips Park Aquatic Center, 1150 Howell Place.

SOURCE: city of Aurora news release

About the city of Aurora

Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.  Aurora is known as the “City of Lights” because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.  For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city’s website at