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Movie Nights Under the Stars

Bring a chair or lie out a blanket to enjoy movies under the stars on a warm summer night.  Join us for Movie Nights at The Morton Arboretum on July 18 and August 15, 2015. Lawn seating opens 60 minutes prior to showtime. Concessions will be available for those interested in purchasing food or beverages on-site.  


Saturday, July 18: The LEGO® Movie (2014)

Animated film following the adventures of Emmet as he saves the LEGO universe. Please note that this film is rated PG and may contain some material parents might not like for their small children.

Prior to showtime, don't forget to stop by the Arboretum Store to check out our wide array of LEGO-inspired products in celebration of our Nature Connects exhibit. Please note, the Arboretum Store is located in the Visitor Center and will close at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 15: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

A team of space heroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy, unite to save the world. Please note that this film is rated PG-13. Some of the material in this movie may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. 


Saturday, July 18, 2015: Approximate showtime at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015: Approximate showtime at 8:00 p.m.


Lawn opens 60 minutes prior to each show time. 


Free with Aboretum admission.

Important Information

Movie Nights at The Morton Arboretum is free with Arboretum admission and is open lawn seating. Please bring your own blankets and chairs for viewing under the stars. You may also bring your own snacks; however, concessions will also be available for purchase.

No outside alcohol is permitted. The Morton Arboretum is a smoke-free facility. Please leave all smoking products, including electronic cigarettes at home. The Morton Arboretum does NOT allow pets on the grounds; please leave the furry friends at home.

Weather Information

Movie Nights will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be issued in the event of natural disasters and/or extreme weather conditions that require facility closures and/or program cancellations during an event. 

Parking Information

Parking for Movie Nights is available, first-come, first-served at Parking Lot 33 (P33) and will open at approximately 7:30 p.m.  Alternative parking will be available in the Main Parking Lot (P1). The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.; start time may vary slightly due to sunset times. Please arrive early to allow time for parking and seating.


No advanced registration required.