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All screenings are free and, unless otherwise noted, will be shown by video projection as part of the Chicago Park District's "Movies in the Park" series. See listings for capsule reviews. Films marked with an asterisk (*) are highly recommended.

Daddy Day Care

Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood, Thursday, August 12, 8:00, 312-746-5491

Ice Age

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park, Thursday, August 12, 8:00, 312-746-5100

* Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Presented as part of the city's Outdoor Film Festival. A 35-millimeter print will be projected on a large screen with high-fidelity sound. Grant Park, Lake Shore Drive and Monroe, Tuesday, August 10, 8:28, 312-747-4912


Brands Park, 3259 N. Elston, Friday, August 6, 8:30, 773-478-2414; also Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon, Friday, August 6, 8:00, 312-742-7512; also Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood, Saturday, August 7, 8:30, 312-742-7529

Rugrats Go Wild!

Fellger Playlot Park, 2000 W. Belmont, Thursday, August 12, 8:30, 312-742-7785

* The School of Rock

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma, Friday, August 6, 8:30, 773-631-4893; also Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand, Thursday, August 12, 8:00, 312-742-7534

Space Jam

Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Pl., Tuesday, August 10, 8:30, 312-747-6763

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield, Saturday, August 7, 8:30, 773-478-3538

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