Join us for an indoor walking tour of Chicago's biggest supplier of movie and TV props!
During the first half of this 90-minute experience, relax in a vintage barbershop chair while our original visual demonstration and a colorful, take-home "cheat sheet" of prop categories enhance the warehouse's inventory. You'll also engage in a lively Q&A with the prop house owners.
In the second half of this tour, wind your way through Zap Props' 36,000-square-foot warehouse alongside Kelli, who'll identify significant props and talk about the movies and TV series in which they appeared.
Get ready for plenty of Instagram opportunities!
For nearly 30 years, Zap Props has rented disco balls, bicycles, neon signs, fake foliage, giant Elvis statues, taxidermic animals, and other ordinary and obscure items to those who mount productions and events in and outside Chicagoland. In fact, Zap has served almost every major production filmed in Chicago (and some that were not)!
Movies and TV series featured on this tour
Fargo (2020, FX)
Captive State (2019)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Sinister 2 (2015)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Transformers 3 (2011)
Road to Perdition (2002)
High Fidelity (2000)
This tour starts and ends at Zap Props, 3611 S Loomis Pl, Chicago, IL 60609.
When typing in directions, use Zap Props' physical address rather than its name. Otherwise, your GPS service might direct you to a nearby location that amounts to an empty field!
Guests ages 10 and up can attend.
NOTE: some content may not be suitable for children under age 13. Parental discretion is advised.
Low Attendance Policy
This tour needs a certain amount of guests to run. In the event we must cancel because of low ticket sales, we will notify you via email and then refund you in full.
Roughly 10 guests. (In non-pandemic times, this tour can accommodate 20 guests).
According to current Chicago guidelines, masks that cover the face and nose are required inside all buildings, whether guests are vaccinated or not.
Fully vaccinated guests are preferred on all Chicago movie tours. Your tour guide, Kelli, has been fully vaccinated.
No video or audio recording of the tour, but take as many pictures as you’d like!
If available, free parking spots run along S. Loomis Pl.
Guests must be able to climb stairs.
Restrooms are available on this tour.
What's included on this walking tour?
Expert tour guide commentary
Q&A with prop house owners
Colorful take-home "cheat sheet" featuring prop categories and examples
Special access to props and set pieces used by Hollywood crews and casts
Demonstration featuring old and new media to enhance the prop warehouse's collection
Plenty of Instagram opportunities
Mini goodie bag! 💙