Saturday July 21 12:12 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Sing and Dance Along to Movies with Music at Navy Pier’s 2nd Annual Water Flicks: Free 10-week film series


A special treat to movie-goers this summer, Navy Pier will host a free, live performance by the cast of Heartbreak Hotel ahead of the Viva Las Vegas screening on July 30. Get ready to “shake, rattle and roll” as Broadway in Chicago co-presents a medley of Elvis’ early hits as featured in Heartbreak Hotel – the prequel to Chicago’s record-setting musical, Million Dollar Quartet – providing the perfect opening act for the movie at 7 p.m.

See below for the full Water Flicks schedule and film roster:

June 25
Get on Up

July 2

July 9
Pitch Perfect

July 16
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 23

July 30
Viva Las Vegas
*Special performance by Heartbreak Hotel prior to film

August 6

August 13
The Wedding Singer

August 20

While at Navy Pier for Water Flicks, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, boats and other activities and attractions – many of which are available within the newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, which opened Memorial Day weekend.

Water Flicks is part of the Pier’s ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a kind arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities and guests across the city and globe.

For more information, visit or download the Navy Pier app on any Android or iOS device.

About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. In 2018, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion, 220-room hotel and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. For more information, visit or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS device users.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.