Remember two years ago, when Hollywood came to town to film Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon? And they destroyed Wacker Drive in the process of filming some epic battle scene that supposedly ended life as we know it, or some such? Everyone was down there taking pictures and getting in on the action, including me. A helicopter with a huge camera affixed to its nose was part of the skyline for weeks--if not months. And I think the helicopter was parking in the neighborhood in its off-hours, too! Because every time we looked up, there it was flying around in the South Loop.
The movie came out to not such stellar reviews, but Chicagoans had a special interest: seeing their hometown destroyed on the silver screen. Although everyone said you had to wait about an hour into the movie to see our fair city and its demise.
Well, if you missed the filming or the finished product itself--or even if you didn't--come on out to Roosevelt Park
at Roosevelt and Plymouth Friday night because the Park District is showing the movie as part of its "Movies in the Parks." Dearborn Park Advisory Council, which liaises with the Park District on behalf of Dearborn Park residents (I am on the board), is planning a wonderful evening, courtesy of the sponsors and the CPD.
So come on down about 7:30 PM. The movies in Roosevelt Park have always been wonderful neighborhood neighbors nights out. You can read about some past ones here
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