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Movie Night with the Grant Park Orchestra

Bring the family to Chicago’s Grant Park for Movie Night with the Grant Park Orchestra July 6, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Movie Night goes on all summer, but this night is special: Charlie Chaplin’s silent film masterpiece “City Lights” will be playing, accompanied by an orchestral score under the direction of conductor Andres Franco!

“City Lights” follows Chaplin’s “Tramp” character as he falls in love with a blind girl and befriends an alcoholic millionaire. Considered Charlie Chaplin’s greatest film, it was shot in 1931, even as sound pictures were taking over the marketplace. “City Lights” grossed five million dollars, a figure unheard of in those days. Critic James Agee wrote that the final scene of the film “was the greatest piece of acting ever committed to celluloid.” This is THE silent film your kids should see! Shown on Millennium Park’s giant screen, you can picnic and watch for free, or buy tickets and sit in comfort close to the orchestra! Come early and enjoy The Bean, a stroll to Buckingham Fountain, a walk on the beach or a run along Lake Michigan!

For reserved seating, and for a full schedule of Grant Park Orchestra events go online to

Make your Movie Night with the Grant Park Orchestra experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.