Chicago >Event Planning > Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.891976 -87.609616
Sun-Thu 10am-10pm Fri-Sat 10am-12am
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
During warm weather, this is a must-stop for out-of-towners who want a glimpse of the water, an amusement park and a lot of people watching.
Navy Pier is an amazing place for kids to get up close to boats, for adults to enjoy lunch, and for families to come together. With a gorgeous view of Chicago and great entertainment like "Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder" appearing in 2013 - this is the best place to be for kids and adults on slow summer days.
See both IMAX and regular films at this well-appointed giant screen theater. – In Short
The massive IMAX screen makes an impression, as evidenced by the successful "Late Night at the MAX" series, in which 70-millimeter action and special-effects blockbusters like "The Matrix" and "Gladiator" have been shown. The theater shows the usual nature-documentary-type IMAX films as well.
Worth it, mostly. – This place rocks. If only the seats were more comfortable.... Does seem kinda expensive especially when you show up for a lame film, and they do have some, but then, that's what reviews are for. Plus it's easy to get to on the eL, so you don't have to pay for parking.
Are you kidding me? – They want 11 bucks for a one-hour film? Is this a joke. Get serious. I'd love to bring my little boy to see "Beauty and the Beast" on the big screen, but I cannot pay $11 for a movie after paying $15 to park. Get real.
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