The heat may be unbearable, but summer outdoor movies are a fine way to take your mind off it.  Here are some free screenings around Chicago this summer:

6/24 — Young Mr. Lincoln, Norris Center lawn, Northwestern University (1999 Campus Dr., Evanston)

6/27 — Mamma Mia! (singalong version), Osterman Beach (5800 N. Lake Shore)

7/8 — Iron Man, Norris Center lawn

7/14 — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uihlein Plaza, behind the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark); Sunset Blvd., Grant Park (100 S. Lakeshore)

7/15 — Wizard of Oz, Norris Center lawn

7/21 — Duck Soup, Grant Park

7/28 — Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Grant Park

7/29 — The Third Man, Norris Center lawn

8/4 — Born Yesterday, Grant Park

8/5 — Kung Fu Panda, Norris Center lawn

8/11 — Psycho, Grant Park

8/12 — Kind Hearts and Coronets, Norris Center lawn

8/18 — The Break-Up, Uihlein Plaza; Young Mr. Lincoln, Grant Park

8/25 — Tootsie, Grant Park

All shows begin at dusk.  Towels, blankets, or chairs are recommended; alcoholic beverages are not permitted in some locations. Check the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, Block Cinema, Chicago History Museum, and the Reeling Film Festival for more information.