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DePaul University to host activities at two Movies in the Parks in August

DePaul-themed activities will entertain families at Maggie Daley and Oz parks

​​​A crowd watches a movie in a Chicago park on a large screen

DePaul is planning activities at two Movies in the Parks this summer. (Courtesy of the Chicago Park District)
CHIC​AGO –– DePaul University students will play games, paint faces and entertain crowds at two parks this August as part of the university’s sponsorship of Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks.

DePaul will mark its 125th anniversary this academic year and welcome a new president, Robert L. Manuel. While celebrating the past and looking to the future, the university’s deep connection to Chicago is at the center.

“As a newcomer to the city, I’m thrilled to showcase our talented students and meet Chicago families, all while enjoying our beautiful parks,” said Manuel, who started as DePaul’s 13th president on Aug. 1. “I want to ensure DePaul continues to be a vibrant and vital partner for our community.”

DePaul is honored to be the first university sponsor of the Chicago Park District’s signature summer event series.

"The Chicago Park District is grateful to DePaul University for providing support to host Chicago's signature summer activities, Movies in the Parks, in neighborhood parks citywide, " said Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Rosa Escareño. "For more than 20 years, the Movies in the Parks programming has been instrumental in activating our community green spaces and bringing families, friends and neighbors together to enjoy free outdoor entertainment and enliven Chicago's parks."

Families can enjoy giveaways, inflatables, face painting, and other DePaul-themed activities. There will also be a free raffle of tickets to the men’s and women’s basketball home opener games.

Activities begin at 7 p.m. in the following parks. Movies begin at dusk.

  • Aug. 18, Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., “Encanto”
  • Aug. 27, Oz Park, 2021 N. Burling St., “Wizard of Oz”

Check out the full lineup for Movies in the Park in the MyChi Parks app or in this PDF . Call 312-742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations and visit Movies in the Parks on Facebook.


DePaul Media Relations:

312-241-9856 (Media line)

About DePaul University
DePaul University provides exceptional academics and real-world experiences to prepare students for a changing world. With nearly 22,000 students across more than 300 academic programs, DePaul has two campus locations in Chicago. Students richly benefit from the city’s many opportunities. In turn, DePaul is one of the forces that shapes Chicago’s future. The university was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), a Roman Catholic religious community dedicated to following the ideals of St. Vincent de Paul. DePaul is among the nation’s top universities for diversity because of its long tradition of providing a high-quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds. Today, DePaul is the largest private, nonprofit university in the Midwest and the largest Catholic university in the nation. Visit to learn more.

About Night Out in the Parks

Movies in the Parks is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by the Mayor’s Office and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Celebrating 10 years, the 2022 Night Out in the Parks program presents cultural events year-round in neighborhood parks throughout the city. The Chicago Park District in partnership with over 100 local artists and organizations, present engaging events and performances that enhance quality of life across Chicago and amplify the artistic and cultural vibrancy in every neighborhood. Through multiple disciplines, which include theater, music, movies, dance, site-specific work, nature programs, and community festivals, the series aims to support Chicago-based artists, facilitate community-based partnerships and programs, cultivate civic engagement, and ensure equity in access to the arts for all Chicagoans. For a complete list of events, please visit .