Movies in the Park at the DuSable Museum of African American History! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us at the DuSable Museum for a night of family fun! We will screen free movies in the Sunken Garden all summer long; movies start at dusk! Every Third Saturday, June, July, & August 6:00 PM the fun begins.
June 18, 2016
Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father’s nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise. The cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew & Graham McTavish.
July 16, 2016
Imagine That (2009)
A powerful financial executive whose career was sent spiraling down the drain due to a sudden lack of confidence finds the answers to his inexplicable setback in an imaginary world dreamt up by his young daughter. Join us for a fantasy comedy starring Eddie Murphy and co-scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson (the writing duo behind Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey). Cast Includes: Eddie Murphy, Yara Shahidi, Martin Sheen, Nicole Ari Parker, Thomas Haden Church & Ronny Cox.
August 20, 2016
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker). Eugene Allen had served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. Author: Jason Buchanan.
*In the event of rain movies will be shown inside of the museum