Chicago's Howard Theater: The Darker Side

20 min

Learn about four sordid events in this silent-era theater's past



Chicago's Howard Theater was a glamorous 2,000-seat movie house in 1917. But the building also had a darker side, including deaths, raids, robberies, and harassments.

On this virtual walking tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll hear about 4 sordid events in this silent-era theater's past, and you'll make a pitstop by the Broadmoor Hotel (c. 1922).


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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