Budget friendly movies shown outdoors to keep you and your kids entertained this summer
Warm weather entertainment doesn’t have to break the bank! Where to find free (or cheap) outdoor movies showing for families in Champaign-Urbana and beyond
Movies shown outdoors are a unique tradition for Midwest families. Whether spectators watch the show projected on a sheet in the backyard, or more people gather for the occasion in a park, village square, or pool, we have a list of places you can find movies OUTDOORS around Champaign-Urbana.
chambanamoms thanks Illini Union Board Summer Films on the Quad for presenting this list of outdoor movies.
The Illini Union and the Illini Union Board present the Summer Films on the Quad. Each Thursday during the summer, come enjoy a free movie out on the University of Illinois Quad facing the Illini Union. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from the Illini Union Quad Shop.
There’s something special about movies during the summertime, isn’t there? And it gets even more special when you get to watch them — gasp — outside!
We find movie nights popping up where the film is shown on the side of downtown buildings, on big screens next to our favorite pools, and even in the middle of places like Allerton Park. If you’re going to be stopping at the quad for a movie, you may also want to check out our ideas for great places to eat in Campustown. We list all of the local outdoor movie events we know of in the list below. And check back often – we definitely will add to this list as the season progresses.
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