When Chicago's warmer summer weather allows it, we set up an outdoor movie night each month to take advantage of the season (generally May - Sept). In October, when it gets a bit too cold for movies, we set up a haunted house and pumpkin patch.
The lawn space opens early for people to spread out their picnic blankets, mingle with their friends and neighbors, and grab a bite to eat. Before show time - we grill out and BBQ for a few hours while we wait for dusk. People are encouraged to bring their own spread - but we supply burgers, brats, hot dogs, soda, water, and tons of good candy movie. (There is a $6 fee for the movie to help offset the cost of each month's movie license. All of the grill food, soda, candy, and popcorn are on the house!
The events are BYOBlankets and BYOB.
At dusk, we fire up the industrial sized popcorn machine, the lawn speakers, and the projector to start the movie!
We've got a great location in Ravenswood for our outdoor cinema. Ravenswood Elementary School has allowed us to use their parking lot - so no problems hunting for a space! The movie itself will be on the large lawn space of Bethany Church - 4250 North Paulina Street. Follow the scent of butter melting on movie popcorn if you can't find us.
See you at the Movies!
The fine print:
Too keep ticket costs low, we bulk order the food for the grill, the candy, the soda, and popcorn based on the RSVP'ed headcount. Because all of our food purchases (and costs) are based on RSVPs, there are no refunds if you cancel.
There is a rain location in the unfortunate chance of rain. But mother nature hasn't gotten us yet! Come rain or shine - the movie is still on!