‘Back to the Future,’ ‘Apollo 13’ to screen at Millennium Park

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Chicagoans again will have the opportunity to kick back at Millennium Parkwith an old movie — but not too old.

Unlike past summers, which have offered such time-honored perennials as “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “Yankee Doodle Dandy'” (1942) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), this year’s lineup skips Hollywood’s Golden Age. That is, unless you count the lengthy trip to 1955 in “Back to the Future,” which kicks off the series June 23.

The oldest film unspooling on the 40-foot LED screen in the Pritzker Pavilion will be “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” the 1971 musical starring Gene Wilder and the Oompa-Loompas.

Each film begins at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. After “Back to the Future,” the lineup includes:

• “Apollo 13” (1995) on June 30

• “Big Night” (1996) on July 7

• “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) on July 14

• “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971) onJuly 21

• “Almost Famous” (2000) onJuly 28

• “Drumline” (2002) on Aug. 4

• “The Aviator” (2004) on Aug. 11

• “Dirty Dancing” (1987) onAug. 18

• “Mahogany“ (1975) onAug. 25

• “The Breakfast Club” (1985) onSept. 1

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