Chicago, Movies, and the 1918 Pandemic

40 min

From $100

Learn about three Chicago movie theaters that survived the 1918 flu pandemic

 

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Backed by video footage of three silent-era theaters, hear about the 1918 flu pandemic's effect on Chicago movie houses and what the owners did to survive. 


This program includes HD video footage of silent-era Chicago movie theaters that survived the pandemic. It also covers a brief history of the Spanish Flu and looks in-depth at how small and large Chicago movie houses were affected financially by this event and how they pulled through.

 
 

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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

• HD video
• Photos
• Clips and screenshots
• Maps
• Newspapers
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more

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