SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY THE SHOW!
Oakbrook Center Hosts Free Summertime Movies on the Green
For more than 50 years, Oakbrook Center has been a premier shopping destination for Chicagoland residents and out-of-town visitors. With the addition of a new amenity –an outdoor digital LED screen – the iconic Center is launching a new complimentary evening entertainment program with Movies on the Green every Wednesday throughout August.
Oakbrook Center guests are invited to enjoy free, family-friendly movie nights each week in the Center’s beautifully renovated Village Green lawn. Movies will be shown on a newly installed, state-of-the-art 32’ x 18’ digital LED screen – large enough to make your favorite characters come to life. Guests can bring blankets to enjoy the plush grass seating.
“Thanks to the recent renovation of Oakbrook Center – which included redesigned common areas and entertainment spaces – guests have relaxing and sophisticated gathering spaces to unwind and socialize,” said Suzanne Beres, senior marketing manager of Oakbrook Center. “Movies on the Green is just one example of our new entertainment programs we have planned for shoppers and guests of Oakbrook Center.”
Oakbrook Center’s new Village Green will serve as center stage to the Center’s seasonal entertainment and special events series. Located near Macy’s and Crate & Barrel, the expansive Village Green lawn offers a large, open area surrounded by lush landscaping and stadium lighting, with close proximity to soft seating, café tables and open-air glass gathering spaces to maximize guests’ comfort. While strolling through the Village Green, visitors also can enjoy the all-weather signature vortex fountain that provides a show of its own each evening with its light and water displays.
In addition to the Village Green, the new Oakbrook Center features structural improvements, such as new walkways, curbs and modern gardens to offer guests chic and comfortable surroundings. The major makeover also included the addition of new retailers, restaurants and amenities, allowing moviegoers more shopping and dining options before they settle down to enjoy the evening’s film.
“Movies on the Green is a natural expansion of Oakbrook Center’s offerings,” said Beres. “The relaxing atmosphere of the Village Green on a beautiful summer night will make for a memorable movie watching experience.”
Oakbrook Center will host Movies on the Green every Wednesday at 7 p.m. throughout August. Grass seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Village Green lawn. No chairs or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Children should not be left unattended or unsupervised at any time. The following movies will be shown in their original, unedited format and are subject to change:
- August 6 – “Despicable Me 2” (G)
- August 13 – “The Lego Movie” (G)
- August 20 – “The Goonies” (PG)
- August 27 – “Man of Steel” (PG-13)
More information about Movies on the Green and other exciting movie night activities can be found online at www.oakbrookcenter.com, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OakbrookCenter, Twitter via @OakbrookCenter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/oakbrookcenter.
About Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook Center is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States. GGP currently owns, or has an interest in, 120 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 125 million square feet of gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit GGP.com.