Mark your calendars for Films in the Forest
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
by Shari Schmidt
The Cook County Forest Preserve District sponsors a film festival every year in different forest preserves across the area. This is a fun way for a group to get together for a picnic dinner followed by an evening of free fun and entertainment.
Before each film forest preserve district employees and volunteers will lead family-friendly activities to keep the kids busy until the film starts. Who knows? The kids might even learn something new about nature.
Here's the schedule for June, July and August. Be sure to mark the location nearest you on your calendar and get your friends together for free family fun.
FILMS IN THE FOREST
6:30 pm – Family Activities, Dusk – Movie
Thursday, June 20: My Side of the Mountain
Cummings, Square, 536 N. Harlem, River Forest
Thursday, July 11: Wallace and Gromit Movie: Curse of the Warerabbit
Whealan Pool, 6200 W. Devon, Chicago
Thursday, July 25: The Ant Bully
Green Lake Aquatic Center, 1100 River Oaks Drive, Calumet City
Thursday, August 1: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Cermak Aquatic Center, 7600 W. Ogden Avenue, Lyons
Thursday, August 8: Daddy Day Camp
Kickapoo Woods, 144th and Halsted, Riverdale
Thursday, August 15: Despicable Me
Cummings Square, 536 N. Harlem, River Forest
Of course, there are hundreds of free events going on across the Cook County Forest Preserve District this summer. To find out more about the free film schedule or any other event, visit For a complete list of summer events in the Forest Preserve District, visit http://fpdcc.com/events/